The district of Bermondsey is situated in south London, in the borough of Southwark. Its name comes from the Old English for "Beommund's island" and it first appears in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Bermondsey is bordered by the river Thames to the north and surrounded by the districts of Walworth, Peckham, Borough and Rotherhithe. The warehouses and wharves by the river were extensively bombed during World War II but were redeveloped during the 1980s by the London Docklands Development Corporation.
The area has seen particular regeneration since the opening of Bermondsey tube station in 2000 as part of the Jubilee Line Extension. While parts of the district remain deprived, it is fast becoming known as a hub for restaurants, bars, shops and offices which employ large numbers of staff. Recruitment agencies in the area will be able to connect employers and job seekers about new opportunities in Bermondsey.
Many large tourist attractions can be found in the district, including the London Dungeon, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, the Fashion and Textile Museum, Shad Thames and Bermondsey Antiques Market. It is also home to the Shard, which at 309.6 metres and 95 stories is the tallest building in the European Union.