Tutors In Southwark
Southwark is a beautiful area in central London, full of culture, history and heritage. Historically, Southwark originally formed part of the county of Surrey. Now well and truly in the heart of London, it is home to the City Hall offices of the Greater London Authority.
Southwark appears in Anglo-Saxon documentation where the name is believed to have derived from the ‘fort of the men of Surrey’. The area originally had a defensive role, guarding the City of London to the North.
Studying History with us? Southwark is the perfect place to take a break and soak up some English history. Ethelred the Unready and William the Conqueror have trodden the roads of Southwark and during the Norman Conquest of England, Southwark was devastated as warriors fought to protect the bridge that led into central London.
Take a break from your Criminology and Law studies with us and head over to the Clink prison, Southwark’s notorious prison which functioned from the 12th Century all the way up to 1780. Southwark is steeped in history and even featured in Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’, you can still visit the site in Talbot Yard where the tavern that appeared in his writing once stood.