Southwark is an inner-borough which lies in the central parts of London. It was formed on the 1st of April, 1965 when three smaller council areas where merged together. It covers an area of 11.14 square miles and has one of the most densely populated boroughs of the English capital with a density rate of 28.000 people per square miles. Southwark has an estimate population of 310.000 which also makes it one of the most populous areas of London. The borough is the location to a number of well-known districts which in their turn are home to several notable landmarks, parks, monuments and entertainment venues.
A thriving urban area
Peckham is a district with a population of about 72.000 people which lies in the western parts of the borough at approximately four miles from the noted junction of Charing Cross. The area was originally part of the parish of Camberwell which late become the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell. The Peckham Library is arguably the most famous building in the district. It was opened in 2000 and designed by prominent architects Will Alsop and Jan Störmer. The edifice was awarded with the Stirling Prize for Architecture. The area is highly desirable as it provides numerous amenities to its residence including top quality house clearance services in Peckham. It is served by its own railway station which dates back to the mid-1860s and sits on lines from the National Rail and the London Overground networks.
The district of East Dulwich is situated in the eastern parts of Southwark. The area was developed during the 19th century on land owned by Alleyn’s College. The district is home to several popular places of interest including Dulwich Park which is one of the most visited open spaces in the borough. The parkland spans over 31 hectares and is recognised by the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. It has numerous sporting facilities and children playgrounds. Other renowned local landmarks are:
- The church of St. John the Evangelist
- The Concrete House
- The East Dulwich Library
- The Plough
- Dulwich Public Baths
East Dulwich – a green neighbourhood
The district is the base of numerous service providers including Full House Clearance which is credited for offering the best rubbish removal services in East Dulwich. The area is linked to the other parts of the British capital by its own railway station which was opened in 1868 and at the time was known as Champion Hill Station.
Dulwich is a district which is located in the southern parts of the Borough of Southwark. It is adjacent to areas such as Denmark Hill, Crystal Palace, Tulse Hill, Forest Hill and more. The Bell House is perhaps the district’s most illustrious building. It was constructed during the second half of the 18th century for Thomas Wright who at the time was the Sheriff of the City of London and later became the Lord Mayor of London. The edifice owns its name to its distinguishable bell tower which was used as a signalling tool in the event of a fire in the area. The district is a desirable residential neighbourhood and is home to several professional firms who offer reliable and affordable services including professional waste clearances in Dulwich. The area has its own railway station which is used by over 1.1 million passengers on a yearly basis.