Frank Mews, SE1

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Frank Mews, SE1

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Road · Bermondsey · SE1 ·
August
13
2017

Frank Mews is a road in the SE1 postcode area




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A Half, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Abbey Gardens, SE16 Abbey Gardens is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Abbeyfield Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Abbeyfield Road, SE16 Abbeyfield Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Abercorn Way, SE1 Abercorn Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Ablett Street, SE16 Ablett Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Acanthus Drive, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Achilles Close, SE1 Achilles Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Acorn Parade, SE15 Acorn Parade is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Admiral Hyson Industrial Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Albert Way, SE15 Albert Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Alexis Street, SE16 Alexis Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Almond Road, SE16 Almond Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Ambrose Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Anchor Street, SE16 Anchor Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Ann Moss Way, SE16 Ann Moss Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Argyle Way, SE16 Argyle Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Aspinden Road, SE16 Aspinden Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Asylum Road, SE15 Asylum Road follows the course of a Roman Road.
Banyard Road, SE16 Banyard Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Barkworth Road, SE16 Barkworth Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Bath Close, SE15 Bath Close is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Beatrice Road, SE1 Beatrice Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Benwick Close, SE16 Benwick Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Bermondsey Wall East, SE16 Bermondsey Wall East is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bevington Street, SE16 Bevington Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Bewick Mews, SE15 Bewick Mews 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.
Blanch Close, SE15 Blanch Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Blands Close, SE15 Blands Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Block A Unit 401, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Blue Anchor Lane, SE16 Blue Anchor Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bombay Street, SE16 Bombay Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bradley House, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Bramcote Grove, SE16 Bramcote Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Burnhill Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Camilla Road, SE16 Camilla Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Canal Grove, SE15 Canal Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Cardine Mews, SE15 Cardine Mews is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Cathay Street, SE16 Cathay Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Catlin Street, SE16 Catlin Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Chambers Street, SE16 Chambers Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Cherry Garden Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
City Business Centre, SE16 City Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Cleme, SE16 Cleme is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clemence Road, SE16 Clemence Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clement, SE16 Clement is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clements Road, SE16 Clements Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clements Rod, SE16 Clements Rod is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clements, SE16 Clements is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clifton Crescent, SE15 Clifton Crescent was named in 1881 after Clifton, Derbyshire.
Clifton Way, SE15 Clifton Way is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Collett Road, SE16 Collett Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Cottle Lane, SE16 Cottle Lane is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Cranswick Road, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Credon Road, SE16 Credon Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Crown Place Apartments, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Culling Road, SE16 Culling Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Culloden Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Culmore Road, SE15 Culmore Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Dairy Apartments, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Daisy Business Park 19-35, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Debnams Road, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Delaford Road, SE16 Delaford Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Devon Street, SE15 Devon Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Devonshire Grove, SE15 Devonshire Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Dilston Grove, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Dixon’s Alley, SE16 Dixon’s Alley is a road in the SE16 postcode 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
Drovers Place, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Drummond Road, SE16 Drummond Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Eagle Close, SE16 Eagle Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
East Lane, SE16 A street within the postcode
Edenbridge Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Elcot Avenue, SE15 Elcot Avenue is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Elephant Lane, SE16 Elephant Lane 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
Ethnard Road, SE15 Ethnard Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Fallow Court, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Farncombe Street, SE16 Farncombe Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Fenham Road, SE15 Fenham Road - named in 1866 after Fenham in Northumberland.
Fenner Close, SE16 Fenner Close is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Fern Walk, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Fountain Green Square, SE16 Fountain Green Square is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Frankland Close, SE16 Frankland Close is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
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.
Fulford Street, SE16 Fulford Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Furley Road, SE15 Furley Road is named after Furley in Devon.
Gallewall Trading Estate, SE16 Gallewall Trading Estate is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Galleywall Road, SE16 Galleywall Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Galway Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Geldart Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Gerards Close, SE16 Gerards Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Gervase Street, SE15 Gervase Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Gleneagles Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Globe Stairs, SE16 Globe Stairs is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Green Hundred Road, SE15 Green Hundred Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Hannah Mary Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Hatcham Road, SE15 Hatcham Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Henley Close, SE16 Henley Close is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Hill Beck Close, SE15 Hill Beck Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Hillbeck Close, SE15 Hillbeck Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Holbeck Row, SE15 Holbeck Row is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Holywell Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Hoyland Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Hyndman Street, SE15 Hyndman Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Hyson Road, SE16 Hyson Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Ilderton Road, SE16 Ilderton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Inforum Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Jamaica Road, SE16 Jamaica Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Janeway Street, SE16 Janeway Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
John Roll Way, SE16 John Roll Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Kincaid Road, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
King Arthur Close, SE15 King Arthur Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
King Henry’s Stairs, E1W King Henry’s Stairs lead down to King Henry’s Wharf.
King Stairs Close, SE16 King Stairs Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Kingsdown Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Kirby Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Kite House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Kotree way, SE1 Kotree way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Laburnum Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Langdon Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Layard Square, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Ledbury Street, SE15 Ledbury Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Leo Street, SE15 Leo Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Leontine Close, SE15 Leontine Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
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.
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.
Lockwood Square, SE16 Lockwood Square is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Loder Street, SE15 Loder Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Lovegrove Street, SE1 Lovegrove Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Lower Road, SE16 Lower Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal 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.
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
Manor Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Manor Grove, SE15 Manor Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Marden Square, SE16 Marden Square is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Maria Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Maria Close, SE16 Maria Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Marigold Street, SE16 Marigold Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Market Place, SE16 Market Place is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Mason Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Masters Drive, SE16 Masters Drive is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Mayflower Street, SE16 Mayflower Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Millpond Estate West Lane, SE16 Millpond Estate West Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Monnow Road, SE1 Monnow Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Muirfield Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Murdock Street, SE15 Murdock Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
National Terrace, SE16 National Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Naylor Road, SE15 Naylor Road was named in 1863 after a Miss Naylor who then leased houses in 1877.
Nelldale Road, SE16 Nelldale Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
New Place Square, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Nutcroft Road, SE15 Nutcroft Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Old Kent Road, SE15 Old Kent Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Olivers Wharf, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Ormside Street, SE15 Ormside Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Paradise Street, SE16 Paradise Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Park Approach, SE16 Park Approach is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Patterdale Road, SE15 Patterdale Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Peckham Park Road, SE15 Peckham Park Road was the combination of Park Road and Upper Park Road in 1870.
Pedworth Gardens, SE16 Pedworth Gardens is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Penarth Centre, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Penarth Street, SE15 Penarth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Pencraig Way, SE15 Pencraig Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Pennethorne Road, SE15 Pennethorne Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Perryn Road, SE16 Perryn Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Pier Head, E1W Pier Head is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Pottery Street, SE16 Pottery Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Prospect Street, SE16 Prospect Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Raymouth Road, SE16 Raymouth Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Record Street, SE15 Record Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Rennie Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Rich Industrial Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Rock Grove Way, SE16 Rock Grove Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Roman Way, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Roseberry Street, SE16 Roseberry Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Rossetti Road, SE16 Rossetti Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Rotherhithe Business Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Rotherhithe New Road, SE16 Rotherhithe New Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Rotherithe New Road, SE16 Rotherithe New Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Ruby Street, SE15 Ruby Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Ruby Triangle, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
Rupack Street, SE16 Rupack Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Ryder Drive, SE16 Ryder Drive is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Saint Marychurch Street, SE16 This is a street in the SE16 postcode area
Saint Olav’s Square, SE16 Saint Olav’s Square is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Sandgate Street, SE15 Sandgate Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Scandrett Street, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
Scott Lidgett Crescent, SE16 Scott Lidgett Crescent is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Sheppard Drive, SE16 Sheppard Drive is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Shepparoad Drive, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Sherwood Gardens, SE16 Sherwood Gardens is a road in the SE16 postcode 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
Six Bridges Trading Estate, SE1 Six Bridges Trading Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Slippers Place, SE16 Slippers Place is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Southwark Park Road, SE16 Southwark Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Splendour Walk, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Springall Street, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode 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 Marychurch Street, SE16 St Marychurch Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
St Olaves Court, SE16 St Olaves Court is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
St Olavs Square, SE16 St Olavs Square is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
St. Davids Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
St. Marychurch Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Stalham Street, SE16 Stalham Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Stevenson Cres, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Stevenson Crescent, SE16 Stevenson Crescent is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Stevenson Cresent, SE16 Stevenson Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Stork’s Road, SE16 This is a street in the SE16 postcode area
Strathnairn Street, SE1 Strathnairn Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Stubbs Drive, SE16 Stubbs Drive is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Studholme Street, SE15 Studholme Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Studios, N17 Studios is one of the streets of London in the N17 postal area.
Sunningdale Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Sylvan Grove, SE15 Sylvan Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Tenda Road, SE16 Tenda Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Thames Path, SE16 Thames Path is a road in the SE16 postcode area
The Carlton Works, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
The Penarth Centre, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Thurland Road, SE16 Thurland Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Toussaint Walk, SE16 Toussaint Walk is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Tower Bridge Business Complex, SE16 Tower Bridge Business Complex is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Trading Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Tranton Road, SE16 Tranton Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Troon Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Trothy Road, SE1 Trothy Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Turnberry Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Tustin Estate, SE15 Tustin Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Unit 4, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Unit 41-42, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Unit 7, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Unit B507 Towerbridge Business Complex, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Unit C, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Varcoe Road, SE16 Varcoe Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Verney Road, SE16 Verney Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Verney Way, SE16 Verney Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Wagner Street, SE15 Wagner Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Wales Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Wapping High Street, E1W Wapping High Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Wapping Old Stairs East, E1W Wapping Old Stairs East is a road in the E1W postcode area
Waterside Close, SE16 Waterside Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Weald Close, SE16 Weald Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Webster Road, SE16 Webster Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Wentworth Crescent, SE15 Wentworth Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
West Lane, SE16 West Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Westreet Lane, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Whittaker Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Wilson Grove, SE16 Wilson Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Windmill Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Windspoint Drive, SE15 Windspoint Drive is a road in the SE15 postcode 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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