Where is Southwark?

Southwark is located in the county of Greater London, London, one mile south of the city of City of London, 17 miles south-east of the major town of Watford, and two miles south-east of London. Southwark lies just south of the City and County of the City of London border, and was historically in the county of Surrey. Southwark falls within the London borough council of Southwark, under the Greater London Authority. It is in the SE1 postcode district. The post town for Southwark is London.

Southwark on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Southwark
Location of Southwark within the UK

Which county is Southwark in?

Southwark is in the ceremonial county of Greater London, the historic county of Surrey, and the administrative county of Greater London.

Ceremonial CountyGreater London
Historic CountySurrey
Administrative CountyGreater London

Where is Southwark in Greater London?

Southwark is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Greater London, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Greater London.

Location of Southwark within Greater London

What is the postcode for Southwark?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Southwark is SE1 0EX.

Where is Southwark in SE1?

Southwark is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the SE1 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the SE1 postcode district.

Location of Southwark within SE1

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What is the post town for Southwark?

The post town for Southwark is London. Southwark is in the SE1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of London.

What is the latitude and longitude of Southwark?

The centre of Southwark is located at position 51.50275° latitude and -0.09682° longitude.

Latitude51.50275°
Longitude-0.09682°

What is the easting and northing of Southwark?

The centre of Southwark is located at the grid reference easting 532192 and northing 179919 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting532192
Northing179919

What are the nearest towns to Southwark?

Position of Southwark relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Southwark to the centre of the town.

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Southwark is 11 miles south-west of Chigwell
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Southwark is 12 miles north-east of Ewell
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Southwark is 13 miles south-west of Loughton
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Southwark is 13 miles south of Waltham Cross
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Southwark is 13 miles south-east of Borehamwood
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Southwark is 13 miles north of Banstead
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Southwark is 13 miles north of Warlingham
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Southwark is 14 miles south of Waltham Abbey
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Southwark is 14 miles north-west of Swanley
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Southwark is 14 miles north-east of Epsom

What are the nearest cities to Southwark?

Position of Southwark relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Southwark to the centre of the city.

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Southwark is 1 mile south of City of London
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Southwark is 1 mile east of City of Westminster
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Southwark is 1 mile east of London
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Southwark is 20 miles south-east of St Albans
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Southwark is 29 miles south-west of Chelmsford
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Southwark is 47 miles north of Brighton and Hove
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Southwark is 49 miles south of Cambridge
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Southwark is 53 miles east of Oxford
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Southwark is 53 miles west of Canterbury
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Southwark is 55 miles north-east of Chichester

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