Three facts about Southwark:

  1. It was home to famous historic people like Charlie Chaplin and Charles Dickens
  2. Southwark is connected to the City of London by 5 bridges
  3. It’s also home to London’s highest building – the Shard

What to see and do?  Fresh food
Borough market is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London and not only loved by tourists. Browse around and try fresh food from different countries ranging from fruit and vegetables to cheese, fish and meat or even pastries and sweet treats. 
Maltby Street Market opened in 2010 and has since became a popular weekend destination - enjoy gourmet street food and antique stores. Another street food market can be found in Canada Water - Hawker House is open every Friday and Saturday offering 14 different foodie stalls. Parks
Spend a day outside in one of the many parks that Southwark has to offer. Have a relaxing picnic at Southwark Park or enjoy the views of the Tower Bridge at Potters Fields Park. Keen for a bit more action? Go for a run at Burgess Park or row a boat with your kids at Dulwich Park. There’s an outdoor gym at Peckham Rye Park and a nice playground for the little ones. In the evening
Get nostalgic at Four Quarters in Peckham and play some retro arcade video games, consoles or pinball table with your mates! Have you seen a play at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre yet? Experience the performers on an iconic stage and celebrate Shakespeare’s impact on the world. Not far from Peckham Rye Park is Bussey Rooftop Bar with 360 degree views across London and in the summer months it also turns into a rooftop film club. For a special dinner experience make a booking at The Shard – London’s highest building. Indoor or when it rains
Interested in art? Reserve a DriveNow and head to Dulwich Picture Gallery or White Cube Bermondsey. Both show exhibitions from talented artists all around the world. If you’re interested in fashion and textiles you should visit the Fashion and Textile museum. It offers temporary exhibitions as well as creative workshops and trainings. Another interesting museum is the Imperial War Museum where you can learn more about war history and the impact on people’s lives. Not a museum person? Don’t worry, we have one more tip for you! Whether you’re an experienced climber or beginner, enjoy a fun day at the Arch Climbing Wall and challenge your inner monkey! Explore other London Boroughs in the DriveNow Zone:
Guide to Tower Hamlets
Guide to Barnet
Guide to Brent
Guide to Westminster