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The local area guide to living in South East London

South East London contains 5 different boroughs; Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley, and Bromley. The area fluctuates in terms of property prices, East Dulwich and parts of Southwark are on the higher end, while areas such as Peckham have more affordable prices when compared to the ever inflating market of London.

Southwark enjoys a central location, allowing easy access to virtually anywhere in the city, and plays host to the spectacular Tower Bridge, Tate Modern, and the London Dungeons. Greenwich has an important maritime history, and is one of the five boroughs of the London Docklands, often connecting commuters to Canary Wharf and the surrounding areas. Bexley used to be an ancient parish of Kent, and has retained much of the era’s beautiful historical architecture. Bromley is a popular destination for shoppers, with a wide range of shops and shopping centres, while Lewisham is home to the avidly supported Millwall F.C.

Information about the local residents

South East London has around 1.3 million inhabitants, and is more or less evenly distributed across the 5 different boroughs. Bexley has the smallest figure at 231,997, while Bromley has over 309,322 people. South East London is generally an ethnically diverse place, but it also varies from borough to borough. More than three quarters of people in Bexley and Bromley identify as white, dropping to 40% in Southwark, and just over 50% in Greenwich.

Generally speaking, the unemployment rate in South East London is lower than the national average of 7.7%. Bexley and Bromley are the lowest on the scale, with 2.3% and 2.9% respectively, while the other three boroughs range from 4.8% to 5.2%.

Nearby schools

In South East London, there are 13 primary schools and 3 secondary schools that are rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted, with 8 located in Southwark. The national figure of pupils achieving 5 or more A* - C grades in GCSEs in 2012 was 58.2%, and there were 2 boroughs in South East London that surpassed this figure, in particular, Bromley which totalled 67.2%. Worthy mentions for secondary schools include Harris Academy Bermondsey in Southwark, Bexleyheath Academy in Bexley, and Hayes School in Bromley. For further education, The University of East London has a campus in the Docklands, and there is also the highly reputable University of Greenwich.

Getting around

South East London offers a host of travel options, and for road users, the busy M25 allows access to the M1. For the London Underground, North Greenwich station on the Jubilee Line serves Greenwich, while Southwark has no fewer than 7 stations, including Elephant & Castle and London Bridge. In Greenwich, there are also alternative forms of transport, including the DLR, river crossings, and the Thames Clipper ferry. Neither Lewisham, Bexley, or Bromley have their own underground stations, instead, they have railway links, which go to destinations such as Charing Cross or Victoria.

Local shops

There is a vast wealth of things to do in this lively part of London, and equally as many places to shop. Shopping centres can be found in Bromley (Glades Shopping Centre), Bexley (Broadway Shopping Centre), Greenwich (Greenwich Shopping Park), and Lewisham (Lewisham Shopping Centre). Markets can be found in all of these boroughs, offering everything from food to clothing to antiques.

There is no shortage of leisure activities or places to visit, with 20 cinemas, countless pubs, bars, restaurants, and theatres. The Cutty Sark is a beautiful Georgian pub, with fantastic views of the river and the city, while the Trafalgar Tavern shares similar proximity to the water, and comes with a lovely naval décor.

Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the above information is up to date, some inaccuracies may occur. If you notice any inaccuracies please contact editor@zoopla.co.uk

All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.


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