Category: Bermondsey

Tooley Street, SE1

Tooley Street is a road connecting London Bridge to St Saviour’s Dock. It runs past Tower Bridge on the Southwark/Bermondsey side of the River Thames.

Bermondsey Square, SE1

Bermondsey Square is located on Tower Bridge Road, the former the site of Bermondsey Abbey.

Mill Street, SE1

Mill Street runs along the east side of St Saviour’s Dock.

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.