Things You Might Not Know About South London

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: January 3rd, 2023

South London is known for being the better half of the capital. The reasons for that are many – better transport connections, stronger communities, more elite schools and wonderful green spaces. But there is much more to South London than all those things.

Did you know for example that today over 2.8 million people choose to live in South London? Or that the first bridge crossing the Thames was built by the Romans in order to provide access from then London to the parts that are today South London. Yes, we are talking about the London Bridge, which is one of the symbols of the country at the present moment.

The South Bank is the place to go if you are interested in arts and culture. Many of the best known attractions of the capital are located in the vicinity, making it one of the most frequented places by tourists. You should definitely check out what the Southbank Centre for arts and culture is up to – the people working there are pretty creative and would definitely be doing something that would appeal to your tastes – if not today, then tomorrow.

London-DungeonsIf you want to learn more about some of the most gruesome facts of the past 1000 years of history of London, and what is more – to see the place where most of them became reality, then you should definitely go to the London Dungeons. Not only that, but you will have the chance to see exhibits dedicated to such personas and events as Sweeny Todd, Jack the Ripper and the Great Fire of London.

Kids love animals and nature – this is a well known fact. If you do to, you can organize a family trip to the London Aquarium Sea Life Centre, which has a collection of well over 500 species in 14 themed zones. You will even have the opportunity to see real life sharks there – it is always a thrill.

The Tate Modern: This contemporary art museum is housed in a former power station and features works by artists such as Picasso, Warhol, and Hockney.

The Shakespeare’s Globe: This replica of the original Globe Theatre is a popular destination for fans of Shakespeare’s plays.

Another must see attraction in South London is the Deptford Market. It is held on Deptford High Street every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and is definitely the place to be if you are into organic food, or want to get new clothes, household items of any sort and even jewelry. The Deptford Market is recognized as being the busiest market in the capital at the present moment.

One of the major symbols of London – The London Eye – is also located in South London. This giant Ferris Wheel has been built in 2000 and is today one of the most frequented attractions in the capital. The thrill of going up on it is incomparable to anything else you can do in London. Rumor has it that on a clear day, you can see what is going on at a 25-mile distance on top of the Eye.

Chances are that you are already so hooked up on South London that you consider moving in there. Well, don’t wait up – call your man and van service company and start arranging the relocation.

About the Author:

Kim Jacobs is a removals coordinator with over 11 years of experience as part of the Get man and van team and other firms in the home and office relocation industry in London. Before joining our company, Kim has worked in various logistical and transportation companies and institutions such as Transport for London, The Removals Ombudsman, and has coordinated moving projects with some of the biggest suppliers of various goods such as IKEA, HomeBase, Amazon, Sainsbury's and others. While working as a chief removals coordinator, Kim also enjoys sharing her expertise with others through writing in our blog.

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