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London Borough of Southwark Council

Town Hall, Peckham Road London SE5 8UB
Phone: 0207 5255000

Southwark is a district of Central London, England, and part of the London Borough of Southwark. Situated 1.5 miles east of Charing Cross, it forms one of the oldest parts of London and fronts the River Thames to the north. Tower Bridge, the Millennium Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Southwark Bridge and London Bridge all connect the City of London to the borough. The skyscraper Shard London Bridge is currently the tallest building in the EU. The Tate Modern art gallery, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Imperial War Museum are also within the borough. Borough Market near London Bridge is probably London’s most famous food market.

Southwark has many literary associations. Charles Dickens set several of his novels in the old borough where he lived as a young man. The site of The Tabard inn (featured in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales), the White Hart inn and the George Inn which survives.  The rebuilt Globe Theatre and its exhibition on the Bankside remind us of the area’s being the birthplace of classical theatre. There is also the remains of the Rose Theatre. In 2007 the Unicorn Theatre for Children was opened on Tooley Street with both the Southwark Playhouse and the Union Theatre having premises in Bermondsey Street. The Menier Chocolate Factory combines a theatre and exhibition space.

HomeCareDirect are pleased and proud to have been working in the area for a decade and we have helped hundreds of people take control of their care at home.  With HomeCareDirect services people can choose who their PA’s are and HomeCareDirect will employ them on your behalf and take care of all the paperwork.  We offer a wide range of services and if you would like to find out more then please get in touch with us – we’re always happy to help.


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