London Bridge: Get to Know Your Campus

Published by Beds SU

Welcome to the University of Bedfordshire! Although COVID has put a temporary halt on in-person activities, it’s a safe bet that you’ll be going back to in-person classes at some point before you finish your degree. This resource is meant to help you get to know your campus and the surrounding area!


Your Campus

The London School of Commerce at London Bridge is located in Chaucer House, White Hart Yard, London SE1 1NX, a quiet street in the bustling heart of Southwark. Just a two-minute walk from Borough Market, there is no lack for things to do off-campus. On-campus amenities include: a library (inaccessible to the physically disabled), and a student common room with coffee machines and microwaves.

Beds SU advice: don’t count on the common room. There is often a long queue for the microwaves and seats are somewhat scarce during break-times. Get off campus and explore the excitement of Borough Market and the surrounding areas!


Coffee Break

Roasting Plant Coffee

Address: 4 Borough High Street on the south side of London Bridge
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If you’re all about coffee, this café is for you. Enjoy a fully customizable experience in a hip environment. Choose your beans and drink, and the baristas will grind and brew your selection right in front of you! They also offer a range of toasts and sandwiches (we recommend the vegan tricolore sourdough). Although at a cost, this café is for those who genuinely care about quality coffee. 

Change Please

Address: inside of Borough Market
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Combining social justice with great coffee, Change Please’s mission is to equip homeless people with the skills and support required to become fully fledged baristas. A no-frills cart in the center of Borough Market, Change Please offers a full range of espresso drinks. It’s great for a quick quality cup of joe!

Colombian Coffee Company

Address: inside of Borough Market
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An eco-conscious purveyor of single-origin roasts, the Colombian Coffee Company offers some of the highest quality espresso drinks around. If you’re looking for a real kick before an exam, you’re in luck: Colombian Coffee Company’s espresso is some of the strongest we’ve ever tasted!


Lunch

Gujarati Rasoi

Address: inside of Borough Market
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Specializing in classic vegetarian dishes, this family-run cart specializes in the historic recipes of Gujarat, India. Mother/son team Lalita and Urvesh Parvais provide freshly made street fare and curries. A perfect option for Meatless Mondays!

Khanom Krok

Address: inside of Borough Market
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This husband/wife run Thai food stall offers some of the best street food around. Using fresh ingredients to produce a range of curries and noodle dishes, take in this culinary snapshot of Bangkok whenever you have the chance! Don’t miss their excellent prawn pad thai. 

George Inn

Address: 75 Borough High St
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If you’re looking for no-frills quality pub fare, George Inn is for you. An authentic 17th century coaching inn and pub, LSC’s entrance opens directly into the George Inn’s beer garden. Whether you need a happy hour after a long day of instruction or a quick lunch in between classes, this is the most convenient option for you. We recommend you try the battered haloumi and chips, a vegetarian twist on a classic pub dish!


Health

Guy’s Hospital

Address: Great Maze Pond
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Nearest urgent care center, a three-minute walk from campus.


Religious Life

Southwark Cathedral

Address: London Bridge
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Anglican church within a 5-minute walking distance of campus.

Baitul Aziz Islamic Cultural Centre

Address: 1 Dickens Square
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Pan-Islamic center offering communal prayer times throughout the day. Baitul Aziz is less than a mile away from campus. 

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