Why Live In… MyBaSE1
July 31, 2012
As Young London manages the majority of properties in the MyBaSE1 development I thought it would be appropriate to create a small guide to show off some of the great features the surrounding area has to offer.
Choosing where to live is a big decision and so often it’s not just what the property itself offers but also what the local area has going for it that attracts people to living there.
This guide should help you to decide if the neighbourhood around MyBaSE might just be the place for you!
MyBaSE1 is located in Southwark, SE1 a short stroll across the River Thames from The City of London.
Located centrally between Borough and Southwark stations it is the perfect development for those needing to get to Canary Wharf, which can be reached in 10 minutes.
Southwark has seen extensive regeneration in the last decade. Declining light industry and factories have given way to residential development, shops, restaurants, theatres and bars. Neighbouring the Southbank, Southwark is in easy walking distance of the City and the West End and, as such, it has become a major business centre with many national and international companies, professional practices, media & design companies and publishers locating to the area.
Being in such a good location ensures there is never any shortage of things to do and whether you enjoy art or are more interested in fine dining, there’s bound to be something to your taste right on your doorstep. It’s no surprise that Southwark is such a popular place to live.
Food & Drink:
If you are looking somewhere formal to go out for a meal then The Laughing Gravy can provide. This restaurant is one of London’s best kept secrets and is located only a few minutes away from the development. It has a relaxed and inviting atmosphere with the menu offering fresh, seasonal dishes accompanied by a well-chosen wine list. Another top local restaurant is Baltic, which specializes in the cuisines of Eastern Europe. The restaurant interior is stunning and provides the perfect backdrop to enjoying an intimate meal.
If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy a quiet drink or a quick bite to eat then The Goldsmith Pub is a little gem and is within a two minute walk of MyBaSE. If you’re looking for a bar to have a few drinks you can’t go wrong with The Cut. Drinking in The Cut can be an all day affair. Wake up with Espresso, relax during the day with Tea Pigs whole-leaf tea and then celebrate the night with a selection of continental and world beers.
MyBaSE is also surrounded by a large number of local independent businesses including Terry’s Cafe, renowned for it’s quality coffee and sandwiches, and The Giggling Sausage, purveyor of all variations of the traditional English breakfast. Then there is the local bakers and sandwich bar, Mustard, which is opposite it’s sister store The Fruit Tree, a greengrocers & fruit sellers, that does a range of lovely and refreshing fruit smoothies. It very much has the feel of a traditional high street with a butchers, barbers, bakers and other
There’s more to live than eating an drinking which is why MyBaSE is a great development as it offers a wide range of entertainment options! Some of the highlights include The Young Vic Theatre & Unicorn Theatre, both of which show plays created by some of the world’s great modern artists providing a range of modern plays, there will have something to suit all tastes. If you like you theatre with a bit of history then Shakespeare’s The Globe will be somewhere worth checking out. The Globe often shows plays from the great bards repertoire and it is truly something to experience.
If dancing the night away sounds like your idea of fun then London’s premier Night Club, The Ministry of Sound, is but a stones throw away. This venue is one of London’s top, and most well known, night spots and it puts on a variety of nights year round.
If art is more your cup of tea then the Tate Modern is another world famous local highlight that, with its ever changing exhibitions, can be visited time and time again.
At the MyBaSE development there is a well stocked convince store and the local Post Office. It’s central location also puts it within walking distance of the local Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencers.
Southwark has something for everyone, whether you’re looking to move here with your family or if you’re looking to live close to Canary Wharf. It’s definitely an area worth taking a closer look at.
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