London Borough of Southwark

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London Borough of Southwark
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status London Borough
region Greater London
Administrative headquarters Camberwell
surface 28.85 km²
Residents 317.256
was standing 2018
ONS code 00BE

The London Borough of Southwark [ ˈsʌðək ] is a borough of London . It is just south of the City of London , south of the Thames. The population in 2008 was composed of 68.8% white, 20.8% black, 9.5% Asian and 2.9% Chinese. Southwark's twin town is Langenhagen .


Museum of London, inscription by Tiberinius Celerianus on which the "Londoners" are mentioned for the first time, found in Southwark

The district was created in 1965 with the establishment of Greater London from the Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey , the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell and the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark in the former County of London .

South of the London Bridge was a substantial suburb of ancient London . Excavations uncovered various buildings richly decorated with mosaics and wall paintings. A temple precinct was found with an inscription that mentions "Londoners" for the first time.

In ancient times, Southwark also had Roman burial grounds.

Traditionally, Southwark, just outside the gates, was the area in which "notorious" businesses settled. Until the Middle Ages, Southwark consisted of several islands, but they silted up more and more. These islands were already settled in the early Neolithic, as is shown by finds from Hopton Street. Southwark was the starting point for the pilgrimage to Canterbury described in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales .

On March 25, 2013, the Newington Library and Cuming Museum burned . The library and museum tell the story of the district. The terrorist attack in London on June 3, 2017 took place in Borough Market .


Borough Market

* - There are still no articles of their own for the respective districts, only forwarding here.

The districts of Herne Hill, Dulwich and Crystal Palace each extend over several boroughs.


View of Southwark from the north bank of the Thames . Left to right Tower Bridge , City Hall , London Bridge .


The Shard , the tallest building in the EU, is in Southwark

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Mid 2018 Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  2. ^ ONS mid-2007 Ethnic Group Population Estimates. (PDF, 89 KB) (No longer available online.) Greater London Authority, October 2009, archived from the original on July 19, 2011 ; accessed on May 23, 2011 (English). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. ^ Roman Bankside
  4. ^ Roman cosmetic secrets revealed
  5. Website Design by Graham Sherwood: PCA Monograph No.17. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on January 6, 2017 ; accessed on May 18, 2017 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. Skeletons found in Roman cemetery promise to rewrite history . In: Mail Online . ( [accessed May 18, 2017]).
  7. ^ Tom Whipple, Science Editor: Chinese bones rewrite Roman history . ( [accessed May 18, 2017]).
  8. Researchers found skeletons in a Roman cemetery that had something very wrong with them. Retrieved May 18, 2017 .
  9. ^ Fiona Haughey, The Archeology of the Thames: prehistory within a dynamic landscape, in: London Archaeologist 9/1, F. 1999, 16-21
  11. Sky News : Huge Fire Threatens London Museum Artefacts from March 25, 2013

Coordinates: 51 ° 30 ′  N , 0 ° 5 ′  W