Live the Rotherhithe life
Earmarked as one of the best places in London for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder in recent years, Rotherhithe remains a relatively affordable neighbourhood, despite its superb location. Now is the time to buy a new home in Rotherhithe, and our latest offers could help you do so, as well as the Government’s London Help to Buy scheme which is certainly worth a look.
Things to see and do in Rotherhithe
This area is somewhat surprisingly very green, which is down to pleasant spaces such as Stave Hill Ecological Park and Russia Dock Woodland. There’s also Southwark Park, where amongst other things you’ll find a boating lake, gallery, cafe and bowling green. There’s also an athletics centre, perfect if you’re the sporty type or you’re looking to get your little ones outdoors.
To that end, there’s also Seven Islands Leisure Centre in the area, while Rotherhithe is ideal for walks along the river and around the local docks and quays. Relax at Lavender Pond Nature Reserve, see the Deal Porters Sculpture, visit the Museum of Youth Culture and sail or kayak at Surrey Docks Watersports Centre - all right in the heart of the area with Central London on your doorstep too.
Rotherhithe couldn’t be considered a great place to live for families without good schools, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Redriff Primary, Albion Primary and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary are all rated as outstanding by Ofsted, while Alfred Salter Primary and St John’s Roman Catholic Primary are both classed as good.
At secondary level, St Michael’s Catholic College is in the education board’s top bracket, while the similarly outstanding Harris Academy Bermondsey has a catchment area that stretches to Rotherhithe. There’s also Bacon’s College and the independent Marathon Science School in the area.
Rotherhithe transport links
There are three local Overground stations you can take advantage of; Rotherhithe, Surrey Quays and Canada Water. The latter also offers services on the Tube’s Jubilee line, providing you with a direct route to places like Canary Wharf, Stratford, London Bridge, Westminster and Bond Street, as well as West Hampstead and Wembley Park further west.
The Rotherhithe property scene
Rotherhithe has become increasingly popular among young professionals and first-time buyers, with house prices significantly lower than the London average. There’s still untapped potential in the area, so there’s no time like the present to make your move.
Flats built in the Eighties and Nineties and modern apartments are most prominent, while you can also find a selection of stunning new homes just north of the river in places like Upton Park and East Ham. So assess your options, check out offers such as our Movemaker scheme, and give us a call to discuss your needs today.