London Borough of Southwark

The London Borough of Southwark (/ˈsʌðərk/ (listen) SUDH-ərk)[2][3] in south London forms part of Inner London and is connected by bridges across the River Thames to the City of London and London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It was created in 1965 when three smaller council areas amalgamated under the London Government Act 1963. All districts of the area are within the London postal district. It is governed by Southwark London Borough Council.

United to Serve
Southwark shown within Greater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Historic countySurrey
Created1 April 1965
Admin HQTooley Street, Southwark
  TypeLondon borough council
  BodySouthwark London Borough Council
  LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Labour)
  MayorBarrie Hargrove
  London AssemblyMarina Ahmad (Labour) AM for Lambeth and Southwark
  MPsHarriet Harman (Labour)
Neil Coyle (Labour)
Helen Hayes (Labour)
  Total11.14 sq mi (28.85 km2)
Area rank303rd (of 309)
 (mid-2019 est.)
  Rank38th (of 309)
  Density29,000/sq mi (11,000/km2)
54.3% White
6.2% Mixed
9.5% Asian
26.8% Black
0.8% Arab
2.4% Other
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code00BE
GSS codeE09000028
PoliceMetropolitan Police

The part of the South Bank within the borough is home to London Bridge terminus station and the attractions of The Shard, Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe and Borough Market that are the largest of the venues in Southwark to draw domestic and international tourism. Dulwich is home to the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Imperial War Museum is in Elephant and Castle.