Best Restaurants in South London
South London is a culturally rich and diverse part of the capital. Starting from the Southbank Centre you have Europe’s largest center for the arts with a variety of galleries and the acoustically stunning Royal Festival Hall. Brixton offers a taste of the Caribbean and a nightlife bordering on the deviant. Bermondsey’s increasing gentrified village hosts some the GLC’s favourite bars and restaurants as do some of the areas around London Bridge, especially Borough Market. There are five key area’s to explore, namely:
The South Bank
Since the Romans established the first bridge across the Thames, the South Bank established itself as an area for performances. From Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre through to the 19th Century regeneration of the Royal Festival Hall, the South Bank is one of the most culturally rich areas of London and it’s all supported by riverside restaurants, food stalls and farmers markets.
London Bridge has existed in one form or another for nearly 2,000 years. It’s London’s oldest river crossing and the scene of some of London’s goriest stories. It’s also home to Borough Market one of London’s best food markets.
Barring Mayfair and Soho, Bermondsey is one of the GLC’s favourite parts of London. Bermondsey’s cobble streets are rife for discovering some lovely bars and restaurants to get dug into.
Brixton is alive with character and energy. Brixton Market mixes Caribbean produce with traditional fruit, vegetables and fish, plus stalls of second-hand clothes and music.
Clapham is home to many of London’s young professionals and is supported by a lot of bars, cafés and restaurants that line the roads around attractive Clapham Common.
Areas to eat in South London
South Bank, Borough Market, Bankside, Bermondsey, Brixton, Blackheath, Pimlico, Clapham, Dulwich, Tooting, Greenwich, Southwark, London Bridge
Our favourite restaurants in South London
The original Wahaca Mexican pop-up appeared on the South Bank and has now gone permanent. Or, if you’d prefer finer dining, then visit the South Bank’s Skylon for delicate French cuisine and one of London’s best cocktail bars, not to mention stunning views across the North Bank. This part of London wouldn’t be complete without mentioning one the GLC’s favourite restaurants Casse Croute in Bermondsey.