Bermondsey Station

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Bermondsey Station. Photo by Sunil Prasannan

Bermondsey Station. Photo by Sunil Prasannan

A Jubilee line station only a single stop along from London Bridge and two along from Canary Wharf make this one of the best connected tube stations in the whole of London, and despite its proximity to the centre it’s located in a relatively affordable yet picturesque residential neighbourhood.

The main entrance is on the South Side of Jamaica Road, the main road going through Bermondsey. It’s located in Zone 2 of the London Underground which means its in the cheapest area to buy season passes if you commute into central London.

Bermondsey Tube Station is one of the easiest ways for residents of the area to get into central London, but it does lead to some confusion as to where Bermondsey actually is. The tube station is located at the Eastern end of the neighbourhood, with the Western end served better by stations in SE1 such as Borough and London Bridge.

The station is relatively new, only being finished in 17 September 1999. There were plans for a multi story office building to be built on the site, but these have so far not developed further than the drawing board. The architects, Ian Ritchie Architects, designed it to allow as much natural light in as possible. The design is supposed to be futuristic, with lots of metal used and also platform edge doors to prevent accidents.

If you need to get somewhere from the tube station the buses that go from nearby are 47, 188, 381, C10 and N47 and N381.

If you’re needing to go to the little toilet then this isn’t the station for you sadly as they don’t have these facilities for the public to use, and you’d be best off going to a nearby cafe or pub.  There’s also no car parking so you can’t drive here before catching the train into work. It does however have wifi, cash machines and a ticket hall (not always open when the station is open).

It’s always best to check for planned line closures before planning a journey, especially as the station is solely served by the Jubilee line. Typically when there’s planned line closures rail replacement buses will be provided.