Category: Bermondsey

Wilson Grove, SE16

Wilson Grove was a renaming of Salisbury Street.

East Lane, SE16

East Lane – formerly a single street – has been split postwar into two sections.

Bermondsey Street, SE1

Bermondsey Street was named for the Abbey of St Saviour’s.

Jamaica Road, SE16

Jamaica Road was named after a house which sold limes, oranges and rum.

Bolina Road, SE16

Bolina Road was developed with workers’ terraced housing in the late 19th century.

Jacob’s Island

Jacob’s Island was a notorious slum in Bermondsey during the 19th century.


The name Bermondsey first appears in a letter from Pope Constantine during the 8th century.

Hickman’s Folly, SE1

Hickman’s Folly was a very old Bermondsey street which disappeared as the Dickens Estate was built.

Christmas Street, SE1

Christmas Street ran north from Tower Bridge Road, west of Green Walk.

Spa Road, SE16

A train left Deptford railway station for Spa Road station at 8am on 8 February 1836 – it was the first train in London.