Living in one of the crown jewels of Central London doesn't come cheap, but if you can afford it, a homely abode in this thriving part of the city has its advantages. Good transport links, a great atmosphere and the bragging rights of living right next to a plethora of local landmarks, London Bridge has got it all.
Accommodation-wise, you'll find everything here, from miniscule flats situated above shops and restaurants to enormous open-planned apartments located in gated developments. However, many of the area's spaces - premium or not - come with an incredibly hefty price tag. The average rental cost per week stands at £445 for a flat and £2,600 for a house so make sure your finances can take such a battering before doing some speculative buying. Those willing to sacrifice privacy might be able to see the price pushed down by opting for a house share although these are few and far between so close to the city centre in comparison to other areas.
Once you remove the price tag from the equation, however, it's blue skies entirely when living in London Bridge. Bordering on Bermondsey and situated a stone's throw away from the centre of town, residents are only a 20 minute walk away from the best shopping and sights of the capital.
London Bridge itself is home to the Shard skyscraper, which is the tallest building in the European Union and therefore provides a handy landmark when staggering home after a night on the town. Speaking of nightlife, you needn't venture far to locate a veritable cornucopia of clubs, bars and pubs located around the station.
Beer lovers will undoubtedly adore Katzenjammers, which prides itself on offering a splendid variety of German yeast-based beverages. Those who enjoy supping their pint while enjoying some cultural entertainment would be advised to check out the Miller, which features an eclectic mix of live music, fringe theatre, film screenings, video art, poetry, comedy, cabaret and all manner of artistic performances for your enjoyment.
If you've got friends coming up and don't want to venture into Central London, there is plenty going on in your local area to keep you occupied. The London Dungeons might be a bit gorey, but for a gorey yet educational take on London's murky past, there is no substitute for a good time, and living close to the attraction means you can beat the queues to get in first. Fancy getting a look at London from a unique perspective? No problem - the Shard's viewing platform gives you a birdseye view of Britain's capital at a height of 245 meters.
But easily the most exciting part of London Bridge is what's on the way. The Shard marked a new opportunity for investment in the surrounding area, with new additions set to include a public piazza, a museum, improvements to the railway and Tube Stations and a regeneration programme for local housing. Wouldn't you like to be part of that?
Property To Rent in London Bridge SE1
£450 per week
A superbly presented studio apartment with private terrace situated within this exclusive lift serviced riverside development only moments from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern, the Millennium Bridge and Borough Market. The property is located within easy walking distance of London Bridge and Blackfriars Tube stations with St. Pauls being situated just across the river.
There are a wide range of bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance of the property which benefits from wooden floors, a fully remote control bed release / storage unit, a fitted kitchen, private terrace and contemporary décor throughout.
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£550 per week
A stunning one bedroom apartment situated within this exclusive lift serviced riverside development only moments from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern, the Millennium Bridge and Borough Market. The property is located within easy walking distance of London Bridge and Blackfriars Tube stations with St. Pauls being situated just across the river.
There are a wide range of bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance of the property which benefits from wooden floors, a fully fitted kitchen, fitted wardrobes and contemporary décor throughout.
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£350 per week
A bright and sunny one bedroom apartment on the 3rd floor of a well known and popular local authority block moments from Southwark Bridge and the River Thames. The block has a secure entry-phone system to control access to the building and lifts to all floors. The property has been modernised and is decorated in a neutral style. There is double glazing throughout the property.
The reception is open plan and provides a large and bright space with a triple aspect. There is a balcony leading from the lounge area. The fully fitted kitchen has fridge-freezer, washing machine and gas hob with electric oven. There are wooden floors throughout the property except the bedroom area which has carpet. The bedroom is on the interior side of the building facing away from the road and the square itself is set back so the room is quiet. The fully tiled bathroom has a shower above the bath.
Southwark underground station on the Jubilee Line is a very short walk and connects to Stratford and Canary Wharf going east and Green Park and Baker Street going north. Waterloo main line station is under 10 minutes walk with access to all parts of London via train, tube or bus. The City and the West End are both in walking distance of the property. River taxis are available at Bankside Pier.
This location provides some of the best amenities London has to offer on your doorstep. The Southbank has a vast amount of cultural and social activities including the National Theatre, British Film Institute and the many bars and restaurants. Bankside is one of the most improved parts of inner London and is now known as the Artists Quarter and this has been spear-headed by Tate Modern which is a short walk. Local shops and restaurants can be found on famous roads like The Cut or the markets and cafes on Lower Marsh Road.
Furnished and available March 1st 2017.
Tenant Fees May Apply
£323.20 per week
Clarke and Lloyds property consultants are pleased to offer this fantastic 1 bed flat close to Tower bridge and Borough station. The flat has been renovated recently and offers spacious accomodation throughout.
The accomodation includes Spacious bedroom, seperate living room with dinning area, fitted kitchen which is compact and very easy to manage and good size bathroom.
Enviable location with large number of local ammenities available including Shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants etc. Transport Links include Borough station, Bermondsey station and excellent bus links available for swift acces into central london. Ideal for professionals working around london bridge and bank area.
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