Southwark is an area of Central London and part of the London Borough of Southwark. One of the oldest parts of London, Southwark is 1.5 miles east of Charing Cross and faces the River Thames. Well known for the old taverns and inns, Southwark is home to the capital’s art and entertainment industry. The first theatres of London were built in Southwark and the plays of Shakespeare were performed for the first time here. Be it the very popular theatre Globe or the famous art gallery Tate Modern, Southwark displays remarkable architecture.
Southwark is pretty famous with artists and professionals owing to the easy connectivity to other parts of the city. West of Southwark is Southwark Underground Station, located between Waterloo and London Bridge stations on the Jubilee line.