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Fortune Place, SE1

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Road · Bermondsey · SE1 ·
August
13
2017

Fortune Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area




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Abbey Gardens, SE1 Abbey Gardens is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Abbey Gardens, SE16 Abbey Gardens is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Abbey Street, SE1 Abbey Street takes its name from Bermondsey Abbey which was situated between Bermondsey Square, Grange Walk and Long Walk.
Abbey Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Abercorn Way, SE1 Abercorn Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Abingdon Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Acanthus Drive, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Achilles Close, SE1 Achilles Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Ainsdale Drive, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Alder Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Alexis Street, SE16 Alexis Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Alma Grove, SE1 Alma Grove was formerly Alma Road, and before that Tenter Ground Lane.
Alscot Road, SE1 Alscot Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Alscot Road, SE16 Alscot Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Alscot Way, SE1 Alscot Way is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Amina Way, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Arabella Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Arc House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Argyle Way, SE16 Argyle Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Arnold Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Arts Lane, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Ashmore Close, SE15 Ashmore Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Aulay House, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Avocet Close, SE1 Avocet Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Avondale Square, SE1 Avondale Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bacon Grove, SE1 Bacon Grove is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Bakery Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Balaclava Road, SE1 Balaclava Road’s name records the date of the development with the military victories of the Crimean War still fresh at that time.
Bamber Road, SE15 Bamber Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Basing Court, SE15 Basing Court is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Beaton Close, SE15 Beaton Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Bevington Path, SE1 Bevington Path is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bevington Street, SE16 Bevington Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Bianca Road, SE15 Bianca Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Bird In Bush Road, SE15 Bird In Bush Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Biroad In Bush Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Boathouse Walk, SE15 Boathouse Walk is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Bonar Road, SE15 Bonar Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Branch Street, SE15 Branch Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Brideale Close, SE15 Brideale Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Bridewain Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Brodie Street, SE1 Brodie Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Bull Yard, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Buller Close, SE15 Buller Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Burcher Gale Grove, SE15 Burcher Gale Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Burnell Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Burnham Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Bushwood Drive, SE1 Bushwood Drive is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Buttermere Close, SE1 Buttermere Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Cadbury Way, SE16 Cadbury Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Cadet Drive, SE1 Cadet Drive is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Calypso Crescent, SE15 Calypso Crescent is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Carisbrooke Gardens, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Cator Street, SE15 Cator Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Chambers Street, SE16 Chambers Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Charles Coveney Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Chaucer Drive, SE1 Chaucer Drive is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Cinnamon Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Cobourg Road Estate, SE5 Cobourg Road Estate is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Cobourg Road, SE1 Cobourg Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Cobourg Road, SE5 Cobourg Road is a 1820s development of brick semi-detached houses.
Colegrove Road, SE15 Colegrove Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Commercial Way, SE15 Commercial Way dates from the 1840s.
Compton Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Coopers Road, SE1 Coopers Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Corbden Close, SE15 Corbden Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Crane Street Flat 07, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Crane Street, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Crane Street, SE5 Crane Street is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Cronin Street, SE15 Cronin Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Culloden Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Curtis Street, SE1 Curtis Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Curtis Way, SE1 Curtis Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Daniel Gardens, SE15 Daniel Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Davey Street, SE15 Davey Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Devon Mansions, SE1 Devon Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Dhonau House Longfield, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Dockhead, SE1 Dockhead is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Dockley Road, SE16 Dockley Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Drappers Way, SE16 Drappers Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Druid Street, SE1 Druid Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Dunlop Place, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Dunton Road, SE1 Dunton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
E Surrey Grove, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
East Lane, SE16 A street within the postcode
East Point, SE1 East Point is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
East Surrey Grove, SE15 East Surrey Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Ebley Close, SE15 Ebley Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Enid Street, SE16 Enid Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Esmeralda Road, SE1 Esmeralda Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Eveline Lowe Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Fendall Street, SE1 Fendall Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Fern Walk, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Finch Mews, SE15 Finch Mews is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Flockton Street, SE16 Flockton Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Fort Road, SE1 Fort Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Frean Street, SE16 Frean Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Freda Corbett Close, SE15 Freda Corbett Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Freda Street, SE16 A street within the postcode
Frensham Street, SE15 Frensham Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Friary Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Friary Road, SE15 Friary Road was developed in the 1840s.
Furley Road, SE15 Furley Road is named after Furley in Devon.
Garnies Close, SE15 Garnies Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Gatonby Street, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Gedling Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
George Row, SE16 George Row is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Glengall Road, SE15 Glengall Road was built in the 1840s.
Glengall Terrace, SE15 Glengall Terrace is a street whose history changed after the Second World War.
Goldsmith Road, SE15 Goldsmith Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Goldsmith Street, SE15 Goldsmith Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Goodwin Close, SE16 Goodwin Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Grange Road, SE1 Grange Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Grange Walk, SE1 Grange Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Grange Walk, SE16 Grange Walk is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Grange Yard, SE1 Grange Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Grenard Close, SE15 Grenard Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Grummant Road, SE15 Grummant Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Hannah Mary Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Harmony Place, SE1 Harmony Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Haslam Street, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Hastings Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Haven Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Haymerle Road, SE15 Haymerle Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Hazel Way, SE1 Hazel Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Henley Drive, SE1 Henley Drive is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Henley Drive, SE16 Henley Drive is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Hereford Retreat, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Hobbs Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Holbeck Row, SE15 Holbeck Row is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Humphrey Street, SE1 Humphrey Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Inforum Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Ivychurch Lane, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Jacob Street, SE1 Jacob Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Jacob Street, SE16 Jacob Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Jamaica Road, SE1 Jamaica Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Jocelyn Street, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
John Felton Road, SE16 John Felton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Jowett Street, SE15 Jowett Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Keats Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Kelly Avenue, SE15 Kelly Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Kintore Way, SE1 Kintore Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Kotree way, SE1 Kotree way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Langdon Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Latona Road, SE15 Latona Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Leontine Close, SE15 Leontine Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Lidgate Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Limasol Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Lindley Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Linsey Street, SE16 Linsey Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Lisford Street, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Little London Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Livesey Place, SE15 Livesey Place is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Llewellyn Street, SE16 Llewellyn Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Lloyds Wharf, SE1 Lloyds Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Loncroft Road, SE5 Loncroft Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Longfellow Way, SE1 Longfellow Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Longfield Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Longley Street, SE1 Longley Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Lovegrove Street, SE1 Lovegrove Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Lucey Road, SE16 Lucey Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Lucey Way, SE16 Lucey Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Lympstone Gardens, SE15 Lympstone Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Lynton Road, SE1 Lynton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Macks Road, SE16 Macks Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Maismore Street, SE15 Maismore Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Malt Street, SE1 Malt Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Maltby Street, SE1 Maltby Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mandela Way, SE1 Mandela Way is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Marine Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Marlborough Grove, SE1 Marlborough Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Marmont Road, SE15 Marmont Road was at first Marlborough Road.
Mawbey Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Melon Road, SE15 Melon Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Mill Street, SE1 Mill Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Millennium Square, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Millstream Road, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Milton Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Mina Road, SE1 Mina Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Mission Place, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Monnow Road, SE1 Monnow Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Moody Road, SE15 Moody Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Neate Street, SE15 Neate Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Neate Street, SE5 Neate Street is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Neckinger Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Neckinger Street, SE1 Neckinger Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Neckinger, SE16 Neckinger is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Neville Close, SE15 Neville Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Nile Terrace, SE15 Nile Terrace is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Nutt Street, SE15 Nutt Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Oakley Place, SE1 Oakley Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Old Abbey Lane, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Old Jamaica Road Business Estate, SE16 Old Jamaica Road Business Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Old Jamaica Road, SE16 Old Jamaica Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Old Kent Road, SE1 The Old Kent Road is famous as the cheapest property on the London Monopoly board.
Old Kent Road, SE14 Old Kent Road is a road in the SE14 postcode area
Old Kent Road, SE16 A street within the SE1 postcode
Oliver Goldsmith Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Olmar Street, SE1 Olmar Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Ossory Road, SE1 Ossory Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Oxley Close, SE1 Oxley Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Parkers Row, SE1 Parkers Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Peckham Bus Station, SE15 Peckham Bus Station is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Peckham High Street, SE15 Peckham High Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Peckham Hill Street, SE15 Peckham Hill Street was named after Hill family who were local landowners.
Peckham Library, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Peckham Park Road, SE15 Peckham Park Road was the combination of Park Road and Upper Park Road in 1870.
Pennack Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Pentridge Street, SE15 Pentridge Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Pepler Mews, SE5 Pepler Mews is a cul-de-sac off of Cobourg Road.
Phoenix Wharf Road, SE1 Phoenix Wharf Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Pied Bull Yard, N1 A street within the SE15 postcode
Pioneer Street, SE15 Pioneer Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Pope Street, SE1 Pope Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Providence Square, SE1 Providence Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Radnor Road, SE15 Radnor Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Reverdy Road, SE1 Reverdy Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Riley Road, SE1 Riley Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Rolls Road, SE1 Rolls Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Rope Walk, SE1 Rope Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Rosemary Road, SE15 Rosemary Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Rouel Road, SE16 Rouel Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Rowcross Street, SE1 Rowcross Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Samuel Street, SE15 Samuel Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Savannah Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Scott Lidgett Crescent, SE16 Scott Lidgett Crescent is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Scotts Sufferance Wharfmill Street, SE1 Scotts Sufferance Wharfmill Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Setchell Road, SE1 Setchell Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Setchell Way, SE1 Setchell Way is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Shanklin Way, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Shorncliffe Road, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Shorncliffe Road, SE5 Shorncliffe Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Shurland Gardens, SE15 Shurland Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Sidmouth House Lindley Estate, SE15 Sidmouth House Lindley Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Silkin Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Simms Road, SE1 Simms Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Sister Mabel’s Way, SE15 Sister Mabel’s Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Six Bridges Trading Estate, SE1 Six Bridges Trading Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sojourner Truth Centre, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Southampton Way, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Southernwood Retail Park, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Spa Business Park, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Spa Court, SE16 Spa Court is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Spa Road, SE1 Spa Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Spa Road, SE16 Spa Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
St Georges Mews, SE1 St Georges Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
St Georges Way, SE15 St Georges Way is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
St Jamess Road, SE1 St Jamess Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
St Jamess Road, SE16 St Jamess Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
St Saviours Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
St. Saviours Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Staffordshire Street, SE15 Staffordshire Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Stanworth Street, SE1 Stanworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Stopes Street, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Strathnairn Street, SE1 Strathnairn Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Studios, N17 Studios is one of the streets of London in the N17 postal area.
Sumner Avenue, SE15 Sumner Avenue is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Sumner House, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Sumner Road, SE15 Sumner Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Sun Passage, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Sweeney Crescent, SE1 Sweeney Crescent is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Swift Court, SE1 Swift Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Talfourd Road, SE5 Talfourd Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Tanner Street, SE1 Tanner Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Globe Rope Walk, E14 The Globe Rope Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
The Grange, SE1 The Grange is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Thorburn Square, SE1 Thorburn Square is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Thurland Road, SE16 Thurland Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Tilbury Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Toussaint Walk, SE16 Toussaint Walk is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Tower Workshops, SE1 Tower Workshops is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Trafalgar Avenue, SE15 This area of Peckham, close to the Old Kent Road, was developed from the 1840s onwards.
Trothy Road, SE1 Trothy Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Unity Wharf, SE1 Unity Wharf is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Unwin Close, SE15 Unwin Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Vauban Street, SE16 Vauban Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Wade House, SE16 Wade House is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Waite Street, SE15 Waite Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Waterside Close, SE16 Waterside Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Watts Street, SE15 Watts Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Weightman House, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Welsford Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Wentworth Crescent, SE15 Wentworth Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Whistler Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Whittaker Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Willow Walk, SE1 Willow Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Willowbrook Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Willowbrook Road, SE15 Willowbrook Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Wilmot Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Wodehouse Avenue, SE5 Wodehouse Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Wolseley Street, SE1 Wolseley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Woodmill Close, SW15 Woodmill Close is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Woodmill Street, SE16 A street within the SE1 postcode
Woolstaplers Way, SE16 Woolstaplers Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Wordsworth Road, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Yalding Road, SE16 Yalding Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.


Bermondsey

The name Bermondsey first appears in a letter from Pope Constantine (708-715), in which he grants privileges to a monastery at ’Vermundesei’, then in the hands of the abbot of Medeshamstede, as Peterborough was known at the time.

Though Bermondsey’s name may derive from Beornmund’s island (whoever the Anglo-Saxon Beornmund was, is another matter), but Bermondsey is likely to have been a higher, drier spot in an otherwise marshy area, rather than a real island.

The area first appears in a letter from Pope Constantine (708-715), in which he grants privileges to a monastery at Vermundesei, then in the hands of the abbot of Medeshamstede, as Peterborough was known at the time.

Bermondsey appears in Domesday Book. It was then held by King William, though a small part was in the hands of Robert, Count of Mortain, the king’s half brother, and younger brother of Odo of Bayeux, then Earl of Kent.

Bermondsey Abbey was founded as a Cluniac priory in 1082, and was dedicated to St Saviour. Monks from the abbey began the development of the area, cultivating the land and embanking the riverside. They turned an adjacent tidal inlet at the mouth of the River Neckinger into a dock, named St Saviour’s Dock after their abbey. The Knights Templar also owned land here and gave their names to one of the most distinctive streets in London, Shad Thames (a corruption of ’St John at Thames’). Other ecclesiastical properties stood nearby at Tooley (a corruption of ’St Olave’s’) Street, located in the Archbishop of Canterbury’s manor of Southwark, where wealthy citizens and clerics had their houses, including the priors of Lewes and St Augustine’s, Canterbury, and the abbot of Battle.

As it developed over the centuries, Bermondsey underwent many changes. After the Great Fire of London, it was settled by the well-to-do and took on the character of a garden suburb especially along the lines of Grange Road, as Bermondsey Street became more urbanised. A pleasure garden was founded there in the 17th century, commemorated by the Cherry Garden Pier. Samuel Pepys visited ’Jamaica House’ at Cherry Gardens in 1664 and recorded in his diary that he had left it "singing finely".

Though not many buildings survive from this era, one notable exception is the church of St Mary Magdalen in Bermondsey Street, completed in 1690 (although a church has been recorded on this site from the 13th Century). This church came through both 19th-century redevelopment and The Blitz unscathed. It is not just an unusual survivor for Bermondsey; buildings of this era are relative rarities in Inner London in general.

In the 18th century, the discovery of a spring from the river Neckinger in the area led to Bermondsey becoming a spa leisure resort, as the area between Grange and Jamaica Roads called Spa Road commemorates.

It was from the Bermondsey riverside that the painter J.M.W. Turner executed his famous painting of The Fighting Temeraire Tugged to her Last Berth to be Broken Up (1839), depicting the veteran warship being towed to Rotherhithe to be scrapped.

By the mid-19th century parts of Bermondsey, especially along the riverside had become a notorious slum — with the arrival of industrial plants, docks and immigrant housing. The area around St Saviour’s Dock, known as Jacob’s Island, was one of the worst in London. It was immortalised by Charles Dickens’s novel Oliver Twist, in which the principal villain Bill Sikes meets a nasty end in the mud of ’Folly Ditch’ an area which was known as Hickmans Folly — the scene of an attack by Spring Heeled Jack in 1845 — surrounding Jacob’s Island. Dickens provides a vivid description of what it was like:

<CITE>... crazy wooden galleries common to the backs of half a dozen houses, with holes from which to look upon the slime beneath; windows, broken and patched, with poles thrust out, on which to dry the linen that is never there; rooms so small, so filthy, so confined, that the air would seem to be too tainted even for the dirt and squalor which they shelter; wooden chambers thrusting themselves out above the mud and threatening to fall into it — as some have done; dirt-besmeared walls and decaying foundations, every repulsive lineament of poverty, every loathsome indication of filth, rot, and garbage: all these ornament the banks of Jacob’s Island.</CITE>

Bermondsey Town Hall was built on Spa Road in 1881. The area was extensively redeveloped during the 19th century and early 20th century with the expansion of the river trade and the arrival of the railways. London’s first passenger railway terminus was built by the London to Greenwich Railway in 1836 at London Bridge. The first section to be used was between the Spa Road Station and Deptford High Street. This local station had closed by 1915.

The industrial boom of the 19th century was an extension of Bermondsey’s manufacturing role in earlier eras. As in the East End, industries that were deemed too noisome to be carried on within the narrow confines of the City of London had been located here — one such that came to dominate central Bermondsey, away from the riverfront, was the processing and trading of leather and hides. Many buildings from this era survive around Leathermarket Street including the huge Leather, Hide and Wool Exchange (now residential and small work spaces). Hepburn and Gale’s tannery (disused as of early 2007) on Long Lane is also a substantial survivor of the leather trade.

Peek, Frean and Co was established in 1857 at Dockhead, Bermondsey by James Peek and George Hender Frean. They moved to a larger plant in Clements Road in 1866, leading to the nickname ’Biscuit Town’ for Bermondsey, where they continued baking until the brand was discontinued in 1989. Wee Willie Harris (usually credited as the first British rock and roll player) came from Bermondsey. He was known as Britain’s Wild man of Rock N’ Roll). He also worked in Peak Freans.

To the east of Tower Bridge, Bermondsey’s 3½ miles of riverside were lined with warehouses and wharves, of which the best known is Butler’s Wharf. They suffered severe damage in World War II bombing and became redundant in the 1960s following the collapse of the river trade. After standing derelict for some years, many of the wharves were redeveloped under the aegis of the London Docklands Development Corporation during the 1980s. They have now been converted into a mixture of residential and commercial accommodations and have become some of the most upmarket and expensive properties in London. In 1997, US President Bill Clinton and Prime Minister Tony Blair visited the area to dine at the Pont de la Tour restaurant at Butler’s Wharf.

Millwall F.C. moved to a new stadium on Coldblow Lane in 1910, having previously played in Millwall, but have kept their original name despite playing at the opposite side of the River Thames to the Millwall area. They played at The Den until 1993, when they relocated to the New Den nearby. A public sports centre is also included in their stadium.

Reorganisation of lines and closure of stations left Bermondsey’s transport links with the rest of London poorer in the late twentieth century. This was remedied in 2000 with the opening of Bermondsey tube station on the Jubilee Line Extension.

Bermondsey tube station was designed by Ian Ritchie Architects and was originally intended to have a multi-storey office building sitting on top.
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