Small Business Saturday

Small businesses Saturday 3rd December 2016

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our city. In fact, there are almost a million small businesses in London. These small businesses also account for over half of London’s jobs, employing over 2.6 million people.

That’s why the Mayor wants Londoners and businesses to take part in Small Business Saturday on 3 December. This campaign highlights the success of small businesses and encourages people to discover and support the small businesses in their area.

WISE16 invites everyone to discover the commercial areas across Rotherhithe and Bermondsey in SE16. This is a quick guide to where to go and what to expect.

Lower Road

Lower Road is well connected to public transport with a convenient Surrey Quays Station overground right on the street and Canada Water station only a few minutes away walking distance. The street has a range of independent businesses: mini markets, pubs, power tools store, hairdressers, florist, pharmacy, cafés, IT solutions, Chinese restaurant and other types of business.


Jamaica Road

Jamaica Road is a busy street all day long. Bermondsey station right at the heart of the street is close to two main small businesses areas: the one along the east side of the street towards the Rotherhithe roundabout and the another area in the junction between Jamaica Rd and Bevington Street. Both areas together offer a range outlets selling food, drinks, off-license, supermarkets, laundrette, charity shop, ice cream parlour, dry cleaner, barber shop, estate agents and more.

The Blue Bermondsey

Perhaps one of the busiest area in SE16, the area features a street market, a library, many cafés and a large number of independent shops. In addition to the market, the area is divided in different sectors though most of the businesses are located along the Southwark Park Road near the Blue Market area.

The Blue is a central market place in Bermondsey an area in London. The market is open Monday to Saturday from 9am until 5pm and has about 10 stall holders, selling food and clothes.


Albion Street

Albion Street is not so well known by many residents yet it has a good selection of small businesses trading there plus a culture offer with exhibitions at Cafe Deli Felice at Albion and activities in the Norwegian and Finnish churches. It also has a florist, charity shop, food outlets selling fish and chips, wood oven pizza or Chinese food, a supermarket, a florist, a dry cleaner, a tanning shop and a chemist. The street is going through a transformation with a new building replacing the old civic centre and a new primary school.

The Biscuit Factory

The Biscuit Factory is by definition a factory of small businesses across all the buildings that form the site. Fashion, technology, food, internet start-ups are just a few of the specialities that those business offer.


There are other areas close to SE16 that are worth visiting: Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey Square and many small businesses alongside the railtrack which runs across Rotherhithe and Bermondsey. So, go on, discover Bermondsey and Rotherhithe small business offer, your support help them and the community, too.



No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!