After a brief stint in Canary Wharf surrounded by suits and miniature Jordan Belforts in the making we have finally made our move to Southwark, and the creative juices are flowing in abundance.
Dubbed the new Soho of London, this gem, tucked in between the theatre world of Waterloo and every foodie’s paradise, Borough, has everything you could possibly want on your doorstep – and we have wasted no time exploring our new neighbourhood.
If you don’t fancy the hubbub of Borough Market, the Mercato Metropolitano offers a brilliant alternative. Housed in a disused paper factory, this massive space holds a bakery, fishmongers, butchers, and everything artisan you can imagine: cheese, pasta, coffee, charcuterie – the list of Italian goodies is endless. Its backyard cinema is also a lovely place to while away a summer’s evening in front of a classic movie.
If Italian’s not your thing, the Lord Nelson offers a slap up meal to die for. This eclectic pub is always rammed at lunch, with a happy hour menu and a list of burgers as long as your arm which, in their own words, ‘f***ing rock’.
For the more weathered tequila drinkers amongst us, Call me Mr Lucky has become a favourite hangout. Telling a waiter that you are ‘here to get lucky’ is usually a brave move, however, at Mr Lucky’s you won’t be getting served otherwise. Once you have been ushered in through a secret door you find yourself in a pretty quirky bar, where you can spend an evening trying your luck on their wheel of fortune – or for the more daring they have a particularly lethal jalapeno tequila shot.
Southwark is a fountain of creativity, recognised most for its vibrant theatrical connections. With over 20 theatres in the area it’s no wonder that Southwark attracts an artistic crowd. The numerous architects, creative agencies, galleries and museums on our doorstep mean there’s creative inspiration around every corner. Southwark’s latest theatrical addition, The Bunker, situated in a disused underground carpark, opens its doors on October 10th and we can’t wait to check it out.
We are constantly surprised and fascinated by all that Southwark offers. The area is steeped in history – it’s an ancient borough and the inspiration for many of Dicken’s novels. There is plenty to explore, with the Crossbones gardens and Southwark Cathedral, the oldest in London, being just two notable mentions.
In our industry it’s important to be surrounded by creative people and creative things – finding inspiration from a piece of street art, or being able to pop into the Tate in our lunch break is a luxury, but also essential for what we do. As you can tell, we love our new home, and are excited for all the work we’ll be inspired to produce here.