Surrey Quays SE16

Surrey Quays is one of London’s newest residential suburbs offering modern architecture, contemporary facilities, and fast and frequent transport links to the City. Popular with commuters and young families, the area offers affordable waterside living with spectacular views and a peaceful atmosphere. As local estate agents, Surrey Quays is an area we believe offers great investment potential, and the opportunity to live in the next up-and-coming area in South East London.

Where is Surrey Quays?

Surrey Quays is the name given to a residential area of Rotherhithe in South East London. Surrey Quays forms the eastern part of the peninsula which is situated in the London Borough of Southwark.

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Transport info

Surrey Quays station:
On London Overground to Shoreditch and New Cross
South Bermondsey station:
A short walk away, and only 4 minutes from London Bridge
Bus routes:
Buses to Liverpool Street, Peckham and Greenwich

Best local finds

Best Sports Venue:
Surrey Docks Watersports Centre
Best restaurant:
West Coast Grill & Bar
Best pub:
Mayflower Pub
Best Leisure:
Surrey Docks Farm
I have just sold my wonderful flat with Fish Need Water. I have been extremely grateful for the help and support from this small agency. I was previously under the assumption that estate agents were all the same only their commission varying. However I was wrong. This is a great company which is why I am taking the time to write this review. My flat had been on the market with a large agent and it wasn't selling. James who runs Fish Need Water, had made contact via mail shot and I wasn't sure how he would compare to the bigger agents, however my flat hadn't sold and I was willing to try someone different! I can honestly say James is an outstanding salesman who breaks the typical estate agent mould and really takes care of his clients. My flat had been recently redecorated but it was fairly empty and void of furnishings. This could have been the reason why it hadn't previously enticed a buyer. When my contract term with the big agent was nearly over, I met with James who immediately pointed out the flat was bare and soulless. I appreciated his honesty and once we had agreed to work together, he suggested I cancel the contract with the other agent, remove it from Rightmove and wait a few weeks. James is a Rightmove genius and an expert in marketing. I added many soft furnishings, pictures, luxury soaps, flowers, wine and books - all following James's advice, and my flat was transformed. James worked closely with the photographer and the photos turned out incredibly well and very arty, a different league to that of the previous agent. In fact James spent the afternoon moving and repositioning items to make the photos work. He even moved all the bins from the front of the house so the street shot looked neat and welcoming. I was impressed with his enthusiasm and attention to detail. Once my flat was up again on Rightmove it soon had an offer. All the preparation work had paid off. Through the whole process I only dealt with James and his legal assistant who both worked really hard to smooth out the legal bumps and usual stresses which often occur when selling in a chain. Working with such a small team meant I never got forgotten as I was only dealing directly with James. There were no mixed messages or missed information which can happen when you work with a sales team of two or three. I would certainly use Fish Need Water again and I have already recommended this company to two of my friends. Thank you James for everything, you are a master of your craft. Rachel Russell
Excellent service and communication throughout the process. James and Susie kept us in the loop at all times and were always there with any questions or concerns we had, I would recommend to others. Paul Ruskin
James Hall and Jack Barber both worked with me to sell my 1 bedroom flat and I\'m so glad they did! From the minute I met James I could tell he was passionate about property and actually cared about your sale. On the day of taking the marketing photos, James came over an hour beforehand to style my property and clear any clutter. So many people commented on how brilliant the photos were and how much it set my flat apart from others on the market. Jack is relatively new to the business but was also really passionate, persuasive and clearly knew his stuff. Above all his professionalism and care shone through. I\'ve already recommended them to two other people looking to sell. They sold my flat quickly in a really tough market (for London flats) and I\'m so glad I went with them. They put the big high street estate agents to shame... The sales progression team also worked hard and really put me at ease through some hairy moments as we neared exchange...big shout out to Susie for a stellar job! Ellie Smith

More about Surrey Quays SE16

Originally known as Surrey Docks, the name Surrey Quays was adopted in 1989 as part of the area’s regeneration process. Until 1900 the borders of Surrey and Kent met at this point, hence the inclusion of “Surrey” in its name. The area’s South Dock is London’s largest marina.

After the closure of the docks, the area remained derelict for over a decade. During the 1980s over 90% of the docks were filled in to make way for an extensive regeneration programme which included the building of over 5,000 new homes as well as leisure and sporting facilities. Canada Water has become extremely popular and is still undergoing further investment and change.

Due to extensive damage caused during the bombing raids of World War II, the majority of Surrey Quays is modern. As estate agents, Surrey Quays affords us with a great range of contemporary housing to offer buyers. The property landscape comprises mainly flats and apartments, although there are also town houses and small villas situated within the new developments. Properties with riverside views command the heftiest price tags, some even recently achieving over the million-pound mark. If you’re looking for period properties, head north towards Rotherhithe village. As a local letting agent, SE16, in our opinion, offers good buy-to-let investment potential due to the area’s already well-established commuter base.

What to do in Surrey Quays

Shopping is centred around the Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, which is home to a wide variety of high street stores. There is also a good selection of local shops nearby and a 24-hour supermarket. Surrey Quays is an area where old meets new and its maritime past is reflected in many of its bars and restaurants. Being in a waterside location means many of the restaurants and bars have outdoor sections with fantastic views. The Old Salt Quay is a popular eatery situated on the riverside which serves up steaks and seafood. The Moby Dick is a spacious and stylish waterside pub with an excellent selection of beers, wines and home-cooked food. For something a bit different, try Wibbley Wobbley, a quirky pub located on a boat which is full of nautical trinkets and serves some good beers.

Surrey Quays culture

Surrey Quays is not only a favourite with young professionals in search of trendy and affordable apartments close to the City; it’s also gaining popularity among young families. There is good local schooling in the area, with some schools achieving an “Outstanding” Ofsted rating. There are plenty of activities to try including those at Surrey Quays Leisure Park, which is home to a cinema, bowling alley and several restaurants. Surrey Docks Farm is a rural retreat just minutes from the main shopping centre and houses animals, beautiful grounds, allotments, community projects and a monthly farmers’ market.

The area has plenty of green space and walks including Lavender Dock, Stave Hill Ecology Park and Southwark Park. Russia Dock Woodland is an ecological park on the site of reclaimed docklands. Dock features such as depth gauges, bollards and mooring chains still remain at the site and are fascinating to see.

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