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Rotherhithe (West) / Canada Water

If residential flats are your thing, you'll love Rotherhithe West. Not if bars are your thing though. Or shops. Or life. But among the warren of apartments is The Mayflower, one of the greatest historical pubs in London, with the grave of the Mayflower ship's captain in the churchyard opposite. Entertain your dad at the Brunel Museum, and jog or snog your way along this serene stretch of Thames path.


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Rotherhithe Picture Research Library
The V&A achieved infamy for running an ad campaign calling itself an "ace cafe, with quite a nice museum attached." I think the Rotherhithe Picture Library should steal that campaign. Just down from the epic Mayflower Pub--so good the pilgrims stopped there before they went to find the new world--this little area of St Marychurch is truly beautiful with cobbles and lovely warehouse conversions. It's also an area with layers of history, all recorded and catalogued in the Rotherhithe Picture Library. The cafe has got that arty farty squatters cafe vibe going on, and it does it well. You can sit here and think about Brunel building the first tunnel under the Thames which starts here, about the pilgrims off to find the New World, or about Jack the Hat McVitie, killed by Reggie Kray, and whose body was dumped outside St Marychurch by Tony Lambrianou. No pictures of that in the library though I don't think...

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