Frequency of work
There is a high proportion of daily supply, and plenty of long-term positions.
Southwark is close to London Bridge which is very accessible from anywhere. You could live in Southwark and teach in a wide range of areas including north London.
Vibe, type of people that live there
It is a large, diverse, up and coming area. If you’re looking for something urban and vibrant then Southwark is an excellent choice. Southwark has beautiful, affluent areas on the outskirts. More than 100 languages are spoken in Southwark’s schools and 43 per cent of pupils speak English as an additional language so it is very culturally diverse.
Very close to the city with perfect access to all the bars and clubs. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Shard and City of London. Southwark is very accessible to almost everywhere from London Bridge. Southbank is close by and has lots of trendy bars and restaurants and a great underground music scene.
Why choose Southwark?
Southwark is the tenth smallest London borough by area so it has a real community spirit. Enjoy the nightlife along the Southbank which comes to life at Christmas and the summer with a number of seasonal festivals and a great arts scene. Charles Dickens, Charlie Chaplin and William Shakespeare all lived in Southwark.
I live in Herne Hill, which is right on the cusp of Lambeth and Southwark. Living smack in between Brixton and Peckham, I love the melting pot of culture, food and music. You never have to wander very far to find cheap eats, eclectic markets, pubs, bars, microbreweries, and steel drums 24 hours a day.
My top picks for outdoor eats and drinks in the boroughs are Pop Brixton, Mercato Metropolitano, and Frank’s Cafe (only open in the summer). Best pubs have got to be John the Unicorn and my local, The Florence. Favourite restaurants are Ganapati in Peckham for amazing south Indian cuisine, Silk Road in Camberwell for the best (and cheapest!) Chinese around, and the Lido Cafe for brunch by the pool that almost makes me feel like I’m home in Queensland. Big shout out to Christopher’s too for the best coffee I’ve found in London.
The other thing that must be said for living in Herne Hill is its proximity to green space. Brockwell Park is right on my doorstep, and a little further afield is Dulwich and Sydenham Hill Woods. Best of both worlds!
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