In and around Southwark Street, just south of the Thames, is an area increasingly celebrated for its independent theatres, museums and art galleries. Boasting a plethora of renowned restaurants, hotels, bars and pubs, including the historic Menier Chocolate Factory, Mark Hix's latest restaurant - Hixter, and the design-led Citizen M Hotel.

Southwark Street is also the home to a building that has played a noteworthy role in shaping an important part of London’s social beer-loving history. The majestic Grade II listed Hop Exchange is blessed with distinctive columns and intricate flourishes and now serves as London Bridge's Authentic Office, Corporate Hospitality and Live Events destination, with an impressive list of clients including Mulberry, Goldman Sachs, PwC, Vodafone, EY, KPMG, and the BBC, just to name a few.