Southwark may be south east London’s “most dangerous borough”, but it still has many popular neighbourhoods and plenty of tourist hotspots to offer.

With 37,280 crimes recorded in 2023, Southwark was named the most dangerous borough in the area.

The research was undertaken by West Midlands Garage Doors and Online Marketing Surgery.

However, some of London’s most famous tourist attractions can be found in the borough as well as renowned restaurants and trendy places to live.

Southwark is home to some very popular neighbourhoods such as Camberwell, Peckham, Elephant & Castle, Canada Water, Old Kent Road, Surrey Quays and Dulwich.

East Dulwich was recently named one of the best places to live in the UK by blogger Muddy Stilettos – it was the only south east London neighbourhood to make the list.

There are also lots of amazing places to eat in Southwark.

According to TripAdvisor, TwoRuba Bar is the top spot in the borough.

Based in SE1, the cocktail bar serves a wide range of food including handmade pizzas and fun cocktails dedicated to different parts of London such as Bermondsey Street and the HMS Belfast.

Of course, you can’t talk about the wonders of Southwark without mentioning Borough market.

It was recently rated as the best food market in the UK with 301,000 google searches per month as well as being the hotspot for Instagram posts and TikTok videos.

The market is home to numerous food vendors offering anything you could want to munch on from tacos to sausage rolls to freshly baked cakes.

Another iconic location in Southwark which is just around the corner from Borough Market is The Shard, a famous view point where you can admire the city from up high.

Nearby is Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, a popular landmark for tourists and Londoners alike.

The Globe opened in 1599 and is where audiences saw some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.

The theatre in place today is a replica of the original after it burned down in 1613.

For those in search of some art and culture, there is also the Tate Modern to enjoy, the home to some amazing artwork and exhibitions in south east London.

Southwark Cathedral is another popular spot in the part of Southwark closer to central London.

The grand building dates back to 1220 and inside it even has a 1950s stained glass window paying tribute to Shakespeare. 

However, living in Southwark does not come cheap.

According to Rightmove, the average house price in Southwark last year was £648,816 with the average price of a flat being £490,111.