Living in South East London
This year, why not go on an adventure of your own with your new guest and explore some of the greatest spots known in South East London. It’s a great opportunity to discover more in your area and to bond with your student!
South East London is a sub region of London, and is located on the south of the River Thames.
The area is made up of 6 boroughs including: Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.
Towns & Landmarks:
South East London has a number of remarkable towns and landmarks that are popular by locals and tourists alike. Some of them are:
Bermondsey - Became famous for brewing beer, and from the 16th century, it also became the centre of the leather trade.
Brixton - Primarily known for its wide range of food and goods from Africa and the Caribbean.
Bromley - Bromley became a major residential area following the growth of rail access to London after 1860.
Canada Water - A freshwater lake and wildlife refuge in the Docklands.
Croydon, Surrey - Film shots from well known movies were taken here, including The Da Vinci Code, Batman - The Dark Knight Rises, Iron Man 3, and 28 Days Later.
Crystal Palace - The Crystal Palace was a huge glass and iron structure originally built in 1851 for the Great Exhibition held in Hyde Park.
Elephant & Castle - Has been a major road junction in the capital since Roman times
Greenwich - Famous for its maritime history and for its giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Hayes - Best known as the erstwhile home of EMI.
Lambeth - Famous for its waterfront developments, which are directly across the Thames from the Houses of Parliament and the City of Westminster
Lewisham - Most well known for being home to a massive cat statue, the Horniman Museum and Millwall F.C.
Southwark - A bustling district by the River Thames, with cultural draws like the Tate Modern gallery and Shakespeare’s Globe theatre.
Streatham - Streatham was developed as a location for entertainment after WW1.
Thornton Heath - Walking is quite popular in this area as it is renowned for its beauty.
Vauxhall - Vauxhall has a long history as a location for entertainment and culture, and now home to one of London’s foremost LGBT+ nightlife centres.
Waterloo - This well-connected area is home to a couple of world famous theatres, the BFI IMAX, the London Eye, and quality food markets, coffee shops, and pubs and bars.
Homestay in South East London:
There are several homestay options in South East London, which usually vary between a private or shared room in a flat or house with either a shared bathroom or en-suite. Rooms are either ‘classic rooms’ or ‘premium rooms’, and can either be for a single, twin or triple accommodation.
Single rooms consist of one single or double bed, and a shared bathroom.
Twin rooms consist of two beds in one room, good for 2 people's stay and a shared bathroom.
Triple rooms consist of three beds in one room, good for 3 people's stay and a shared bathroom.
En-suite rooms consist of a single or double bed and a private bathroom.
Host Family Stay operates a large network of hosts in South East London and every host and their property is vetted in accordance with the British Council guidelines.
Places of Interest in South East London:
There are many places in South East London that are worth visiting. So why not go on an adventure of your own with your new guest and explore some of the greatest spots known in South East London. It’s a great opportunity to discover more in your area and to bond with your student!
1. Big Ben
Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the striking clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London; the name is frequently extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower.
Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
2. Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become a world-famous symbol of London. As a result, it is sometimes confused with London Bridge, about half a mile upstream.
Address: Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP
3. St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in London, United Kingdom, which, as the cathedral of the Bishop of London, serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London and is a Grade I listed building.
Address: St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD
4. Oxford Street
Oxford Street is a major road in the City of Westminster in the West End of London, running from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch via Oxford Circus. It is Europe's busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors, and as of 2012 had approximately 300 shops.
5. ZSL London Zoo
London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London on 27 April 1828, and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study. In 1831 or 1832, the animals of the Tower of London menagerie were transferred to the zoo's collection. It was opened to the public in 1847.
Address: Outer Cir, London NW1 4RY
We hope you enjoyed reading this informative blog on living areas in South East London and places to visit in the region. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and speak to one of our friendly staff. If you are looking for a homestay, you can visit our website here for more information.
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