Down The Blue

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Welcome to the blue

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The Blue is the historic town centre of Bermondsey and for centuries the locals have been using the saying “Going Down the Blue”. when venturing to Southwark Park Road, which is known for the quality of it’s independent shops and businesses providing that extra bit of personal care, attention and service that is often lacking in today’s digitised world. There’s a Post Office, a bank, four pubs, supermarkets, fresh fruit and veg, hairdressers, fashion shops and many more places to shop, eat and drink.

At the centre of the Blue is Market Place which is more just a home to the stalls, it is also a hub for community events, with an assortment of cafes to enjoy a meal al fresco or visit the Blue Anchor Library.

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Around The Blue

On a walk around the surrounding streets you will inevitably find the ancient railway arches which are chock a block with craft breweries, food wholesalers and many small independent businesses providing a wide range of bespoke goods and services.


The Future Is Blue

Market Place is currently undergoing major regeneration works as part of the Made In Bermondsey project funded by the GLA after a succesful application from Blue Bermondsey BID. There will be new seating, planting, lighting and permanent covered market stalls alongside works to create better, safer and greener walking connections to the Blue.

Market Place new layout
Architects Visual – Market Place

Grosvenor Estates have begun works on constructing a new housing development on the site of the iconic Peek Frean biscuit factory, as well as the adjoining former Lewisham and Southwark College campus site on Drummond Road. Grosvenor plan to create a connected network of housing, offices, community hubs and a new school for the area which offers new routes to create better links to the Blue.

Architects Visual – Bombay St Arch

Don’t let others tell you, discover it yourself

There is so much else we could say about The Blue but we prefer to let you discover it in your own way. We are just 10 minutes walk from Bermondsey tube or you can get a bus: 1, 381 and P12 all linking the Blue to Canada Water tube. South Bermondsey at the end of Galleywall Road is well served by trains coming from London Bridge or you can get on your trusty bike.

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