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Welcome to the blue

‘Use us or lose us’ – support your local shops and businesses

The Blue is the historic town centre of Bermondsey and from way back when, the local community have coined the phrase “Going Down the Blue”. when venturing to Southwark Park Road and the market. The Blue 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 places to eat and drink.

At the centre of the Blue is Market Place which is more just a home to stalls, it is also the hub of the community, with regular events, with eateries where you can enjoy a meal al fresco if you like and the Blue Anchor Library, with the lovely Christina and Rodney to assist you in your perusals.

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 and it is also the final stretch of the ‘Bermondsey Beer Mile

To find what’s on offer locally – browse the Blue Bermondsey Online Business Directory

The Future Is Blue

Market Place has recently undergone major regeneration works as part of the Made In Bermondsey project funded by the GLA after a successful application by Blue Bermondsey BID.

In attempting to reinvent the Blue for the 21st century the focus of the project was the Market Place with a beautiful design that hints at the historical heritage with subtle references to arouse and reinforce reverence for the past.

The Blue now has a modern, functional and captivating central public space that feels inviting and good to be in. The project will also include improvements to shopfronts, community murals and better connections to the Blue.


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 will also include a new link through the railway arches in Bombay Street 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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