London South East Maths Hub
The London South East Maths Hub covers the City of London and five London boroughs on the south side of the river, which run east from Southwark to Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley and south to Bromley. London Bridge and Stratford are the main rail hubs, allowing easy travel to the south and east coast of England. The Jubilee line, bus network, Overground and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) provide frequent and easy travel options across the city.
The capital’s schools cover all phases and types. The extraordinary success of London’s schools, where disadvantaged pupils now outperform those in the rest of the country after years where they lagged behind, has been the subject of intensive research. The success is typically credited to policies such as the London Challenge, introduction of academies, and to improvements in primary schools and local leadership.
South London is a collection of village-like areas that combine the best of the rural and urban worlds. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful stroll in the leafy environs of Dulwich, want to explore the fascinating history of Greenwich or dance the night away in Clapham, you’ll never be bored!
It may not be as well served by the tube network, but hop on a bus, DLR or the overground and you’ll find loads of great things to do in south London. The lively communities of south-east London and south-west London have some pretty unusual things to do, including high-altitude aperitifs, bountiful cafés and coffee shops – all waiting for you south of the Thames.
London is a diverse and exciting city with some of the world’s best sights, attractions and activities. With so much to do, it’s hard to narrow down the long list of reasons to visit, but there is something for everyone:
- London is home to some of the best museums and galleries in the world – many of which are free. Spend a few hours in the British Museum, Tate Modern, Natural History Museum or the Science Museum browsing the collections at no cost.
- London also has the best theatre scene in the world. It attracts the best in acting talent so don’t be surprised to see a few famous faces on the London stage. Take your pick from long-running musicals, classic plays, or brand new works making their West End debuts.
London attracts the biggest sporting events in the world. See a match in London or take a tour of the capital’s spectacular sporting venues, from the home of the English football team: Wembley Stadium, to Lord’s Cricket Ground or Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum. You don’t need to travel far to find green space in London. The capital is home to eight beautiful Royal Parks, including Hyde Park and Richmond Park. There’s also Hampstead Heath, with amazing views over the city. Alternatively, visit one of London’s peaceful outdoor places such as Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.
Housing and transport
Property and rental prices in the South East London district are more affordable in the capital, so it is easy to see why this area is fast-becoming one of the most popular places for people to live and work.
As with any part of the capital, traffic congestion is a problem, as is parking. There has been substantial investment in cycle lanes and this is increasingly a popular mode of transport.
The district has around ten tube stations that run along the Northern, Jubilee and East London lines with direct connections to and from Bank, Whitechapel, Stratford and Baker Street . All Boroughs in the district are served by the Underground network with the notable exception of Bexley.
A more extravagant way of commuting to work is by river bus. The borough of Southwark has three piers under Thames Clipper, a water-bus service operating in London on the River Thames. The company offers commuter services between eastern and central London .