Bermondsey Art Hotspots & Hidden Cultural Gems


17 August 2017

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Bermondsey is brimming with a rich art scene and creative culture, being host to a number of art galleries, theatres and activities to make a fun day out. 

Here are just some of our favourite art and culture hotspots in and around the area. There’s something for everyone in Bermondsey!

One For Art Buffs


Step out on to Bermondsey Street and, to your left, you’ll find the internationally renowned art gallery, White Cube. For fans of 1970s architecture, the building alone is an attraction but venture inside and you’ll find multiple exhibition spaces housing a series of innovative shows and special projects.


Opposite White Cube sits The Fashion & Textile Museum. Could this be the most Instagrammable building on Bermondsey Street? Perhaps! Founded by British design icon Zhandra Rhodes, the museum is London’s centre for all things contemporary fashion. It hosts a varied program of exhibitions, workshops and events.


For Theatre & Film Fans…


To your right, you’ll find Kino, Bermondsey Square’s independent cinema. Kino shows the latest releases alongside arthouse classics and live broadcasts from the likes of the National Theatre and The Royal Opera House.


Visit Bermondsey Square before 2pm on a Friday and you can couple your cinema trip with a spot of urban treasure hunting at the Bermondsey Antiques Market and you never know what gems you might find at the weekend Flea Market!


Immersed in Culture


Bermondsey Street is lined with small, independent galleries too. Eames Fine Art deals mainly in works of art on paper (think drawings, etchings and lithograph) and exhibits modern and contemporary work by international artists. We recommend a trip to Bermondsey Project Space – Bermondsey Street’s not-for-profit photography gallery.


An exciting addition to SE1s theatre family, The Bridge Theatre opened in 2017 and is dedicated to the commissioning and production of brand new shows.


Saunter a little further south toward the riverside and you’ll reach world-famous cultural attractions Tate Modern, The South Bank Centre, The National Theatre, The BFI film theatre and The Hayward Gallery.

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