Borough Market Estate
The charity owns two pubs in Stoney Street, SE1: The Wheatsheaf and the Market Porter. These hugely popular pubs keep a traditional British pub style and are very busy with visitors, workers and local residents. Stoney Street is one of the key thoroughfares into Borough Market, one of London’s most visited and used attractions and food markets. We similarly own the the small ground floor restaurant (Arthur Hoopers) next to the Market Porter at 8 Stoney.
We are also proud to own the small row of 5 shops between 1 and 13 Park Street, as well as the 7 flats and 2 offices above them. With Borough Market on our doorstep, our lettings strategy has been to introduce a mix of unique and special retail traders that offer a different choice for shoppers who may not only be looking for fine food. The flats above the shop are a mix of very long-term and more recent residents.
Our other investment properties include the Simon the Tanner pub in Long Lane, SE1, The Huntsman and Hounds in Walworth, two small shop units on Southwark Street which neighbour our Hopton’s Almshouses, and a house in Bermondsey.
The charity purchased 16 Crucifix Lane in 2019, a beautiful Victorian former sherry bonding warehouse. Following refurbishment it opened in April 2021 as the charity’s new head office and is let as a mixture of residential flats and office space.
The charity also owns ancient endowed freehold land which has been leased out on a long term basis. This includes land and buildings on Bankside (Red Lion Court and the Premier Inn at Park St), and land and buildings in Dartford. We also own a 500 year lease on a strip of land at St Mary Overie’s Dock right by Southwark Cathedral.