With London placed under tier 4 Covid restrictions, the livelihood of our local independent retailers and eateries is once again at risk, during what is usually the busiest trading period of the year.
With this in mind, we would like to showcase our neighbourhood’s small businesses, spotlighting the retailers and restaurants that are able to offer takeaway or delivery services, to encourage you to shop local during this festive and New Year period. It’s no secret that this year has been tough for independent business owners, and now more than ever they need your support.
Rao – Vietnamese Takeaway
In pre-Covid times, the Rao team were regulars at London’s street food markets, but Covid-19 has dramatically affected the independent eatery’s ability to serve Londoners with their delicious Vietnamese delicacies. However, you can support this small business by ordering takeaway dishes at their Borough High Street location.
Location: 304 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JJ
Tuesday: 17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday: 17:30 - 22:30
Thursday: 17:30 - 22:30
Friday: 17:30 - 22:30
Saturday: 17:30 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:30 - 21:00
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Boxing Day: CLOSED
Based at the top of South London’s trendiest street, Hej Coffee is still open and serving takeaway drinks, snacks, and delicious festive treats. The perfect location to pop into before taking a stroll up to Tower Bridge, this coffee shop will provide the fuel needed for a brisk winter walk.
Location: 1 Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN
Monday – Friday: 7:30 – 16:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 9:00 – 17:00
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Boxing Day: CLOSED
London’s most iconic fresh produce destination, Borough Market is home to an abundance of bustling traders, who will continue to provide the finest dishes, delicacies, and delights throughout the festive period. With over 140 independent retailers to peruse, this is the perfect place to pick-up last-minute Christmas gifts, or even treats for your New Year celebrations.
Location: Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL
Monday: 10:00 –17:00
Tuesday: 8:00 – 18:00
Wednesday: 8:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 8:00 – 16:00
Friday: 8:00 – 16:00
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Boxing Day: CLOSED
Shrigley’s Moroccan Cuisine
Located just around the corner from Trinity Village, Shrigley’s Moroccan Cuisine is a local staple for authentic Middle Eastern dishes. Offering both delivery and takeaway options, you can order from on Deliveroo or directly from the restaurant.
Location: 125 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NP
Monday to Friday: 07:00 — 19:00
Saturday: 08:00 — 16:00
Sunday: 08:00 — 16:00
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Groceries and shopping
Giddy Grocer is a distinctive new grocery store on Bermondsey Street with a nostalgic sensibility to its interior and customer service, yet a 21st-century sustainable outlook. Its emphasis is on sourcing primarily from artisan British producers and championing newcomers they believe are worth supporting. The grocer will be open until Christmas Eve, and throughout the festive period. The independent retailer is also available for collection and deliveries, via the website.
80 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UD
Monday: 8:00am –20:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am –20:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am –20:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am –20:00pm
Friday: 8:00am –20:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am –20:00pm
Christmas Eve: 9:00am–15:00pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Boxing Day: CLOSED
Bermondsey Corner is an independent family and friends adventure merging lifestyles and culinary passion. Created during the lockdown, the fine food purveyors provide the highest quality ingredients and produce from the very best suppliers in the UK, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Germany and Greece. The new shop is open, and available for click and collect via the website.
142 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TX
Monday: 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 15:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00
Whilst the second national lockdown ends soon, it's likely many of us will still be working from home for the foreseeable future. Dragging yourself away from your desk can sometimes be a challenge, but getting outside and feeling the fresh air on your face provides a number of valuable health and wellbeing benefits. Whether you are in need of some headspace, you want to up your daily step count, or you’d simply like to enjoy some Winter sunshine, a quick walk is the easiest way to do so.
With this in mind, we have curated the ultimate Trinity Village Walk, which takes you through the picturesque Village, and on to some of London’s most iconic landmarks.
Begin your trip in Trinity Square, taking in the scene of the stunning Georgian townhouses, and the lush greenery that surrounds the Henry Wood Hall. Turn left onto Trinity Street, heading towards Borough High Street. Once you’ve reached the end of the road, turn right. Cross the road and walk up the High Street for 12 minutes, until you reach the Southwark War Memorial. Here, turn left, continuing onto Borough High Street. Once you reach the end of this street, cross the road and veer right, down Stoney Street.
Wonder down Stoney Street for around 30 seconds. On the left, you will find Stoney Street by 26 Grains – a beautiful independent restaurant that offers fantastic coffee, and even better pastries.
Pick-up a hot drink of your choice and continue your exploration of Stoney Street. Now you’ll enter Borough Market; an emporium of delicious, artesian food from some of the capital’s finest eateries.
Once you’ve soaked up the atmosphere of Borough Market, go back onto Stoney Street. From here, turn left, walking down the street until you reach Clink Street – follow the road until you reach the end.
Turn right onto Cathedral Street, then first left onto Montague Close. Whilst wandering down Montague Close, take in the historic sites of Southwark Cathedral; one of the oldest religious sites in London. When you reach the end of the close, turn left onto London Bridge.
Walk across the iconic bridge, taking in the views on both sides of the river. On your left, you will see St Paul’s Cathedral in the distance. On the right, you’ll see Tower Bridge – one of London’s most recognisable landmarks.
Once you reach the other side of the bridge, cross the road so that you are on the right / East side. Take the steps down to the riverfront. In front of you, you will have a clear view of Tower Bridge. This is one of the area’s most peaceful spots; here, you can take a moment to ponder and reflect, or carry on walking.
Walk along the bank for 12 minutes, until you have reached the immense sight of Tower Bridge. Here, you can admire the magnificent lawns and the castle-like scenes of the Bridge entrance. Follow the road around and cross over.
Whilst crossing, admire the wonderful views of central London to the West. Once you reach the other side, walk down Tower Bridge Road for 20 minutes.
On your right, you will spot the familiar sight of Great Dover Street. Turn right here, and stroll for 7 minutes. On your left, after passing Spurgeon Street, you will spot an alley way; this will lead you to Trinity Street; here, you can return to your home (or to your desk) or continue your exploration into the wider Southwark area.
Do you have a favourite local walk we can share on the Trinity Village website? Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to the Autumn / Winter 2020 edition of the Trinity Villager. Although the Summer months brought us good weather, we still find ourselves living with the pandemic challenge, and perhaps to a greater extent than we might have hoped back then. However, we are pleased to hear and see that the community spirit in Trinity Village appears as strong as ever despite that.
October saw the launch of the significantly improved Trinity Village website, as well as a new portal for AST tenants. As you will read below, the interactive portal aims to simplify communication between AST tenants and the Estate Team and make it more direct. We welcome your feedback, and do hope you have enjoyed using the portal thus far.
Using its rental income from Trinity Village, the Corporation of Trinity House has been fulfilling its
charitable purpose with meaningful support to delivery charities as they work to relieve the damage done by the pandemic right across the maritime sector.
This includes help to fishing communities and to seafarers stranded around the world, as well as to their families. Without this funding, many of these people would be facing all manner of unsustainable hardship, whether economic or in their welfare or mental health, and would not receive the help they need. We thought you would want to know this, and we thank you for your on-going help, support, and cooperation.
At the same time as digging deep in the face of COVID-19, the Corporation is keeping up its "business-as-usual" charitable work, and you can read about AHOY in the pages that follow.
We hope the community spirit that is so alive in Trinity Village continues to make a difference to residents’ lives in the coming months and, while they are still some way off, we take this opportunity to wish you the merriest possible Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
Martin Atherton, Corporation of Trinity House
and Louie-Mae Gibson, Knight Frank
October welcomed the launch of the new Trinity Village website, and portal for AST tenants. The aim of the new, interactive portal is to allow for seamless communication between AST residents and the Trinity Village Estate Team, via easy-to-use tools that provide you with better access to key documents and information. Via the new portal, you can directly download important documents, check the status of your tenancy, and communicate with the onsite team, as well as report a maintenance issue.
The new portal is also home to useful guides and essential information, to help you understand the moving in and out processes, and your responsibilities as a tenant.
If you haven’t received an email inviting you to create a portal account, please contact a Trinity Village team member by emailing email@example.com.
Covid-19 has, sadly, radically impacted TNRA’s activities, resulting in the cancellation of nine social events planned for March and December this year; and there is unfortunately still no sign of normal life returning for many months. Nevertheless, via Zoom, emails, phone calls and other means, TNRA continues to actively represent
its members’ concerns, interests and needs, including organising a team of volunteers to provide shopping and delivery services for those who have to self-isolate. TNRA similarly maintains close contact and effective liaison with Knight Frank, Southwark Council and others, on behalf of all its members.
October has welcomed a new member to the Trinity Village Estate Team: Sylvia Kay. Sylvia has joined as a part-time Administration Assistant and has already made a fantastic start; she is a welcome addition to the team.
The garden improvements project is well underway, and we expect it to be complete by mid-November. This includes new pathways, paved areas, a sprinkler system, additional water points, electrical works, re-turfing, aesthetic additions such as metal works in Merrick Square, gate works, new lighting and replanting.
This has been done to enhance and rejuvenate Trinity Village's very special community spaces, and we are sure this investment will continue to be enjoyed by all for years to come.
The Health & Safety and Fire Risk assessments have been completed, and Trinity Village remains fully compliant. Such high levels of compliance have required considerable investment and time by the Estate Team, with residents’ safety at the forefront of all that we do.
Finally, we’d like to thank all of those who have given the Estate Team such positive reviews on Trust Pilot.
My companion opened her attack on the Market Menu with a signature Scotch egg (accompanied by a piccalilli sauce) to die for while I started with some fine oak smoked salmon served with chopped egg and toast. I then opted for a whole sea bass with herb butter cooked en papillote accompanied by a generous serving of vegetables (carrots, cabbage and small roast potatoes), while eying with jealousy the tender and juicy roast pork belly served with Bramley apple sauce and mashed potato that Laura was tucking into with relish.
We ended an exceptional meal with a rich yet seemingly light sticky date pudding with toffee sauce and Devonshire clotted cream for me, and four prime British cheeses with chutney and biscuits for Laura. And from first to last we quaffed a fine prosecco. The service was impeccable, and the table-placements, hygiene and all Covid-related safety measures were excellent.
Lauded as the best Indian Restaurant & Takeaway in Southwark, Tamaris Indian is a quaint family-owned restaurant located in the heart of Trinity Village. Serving the best of traditional Indian cuisine, the eatery provides a fantastic selection of vegetarian, vegan and meat dishes. The Lamb Biriyani is a menu highlight, with Londoners known to travel across the city to sample the famed dish.
The eatery is a local hotspot for Trinity Village residents, with many making use the restaurant’s famously prompt and reliable delivery service.
Tamaris Indian is located at 6 Trinity Street, Southwark, London SE1 1DB and is available for dining-in or takeaway. To book, call 020 7378 9292.
AHOY offers opportunities and training for disadvantaged, at risk and vulnerable young people. Via the funds collected through Trinity Village rents, and other corporate initiatives, the Corporation of Trinity House is able to support AHOY, who use the medium of sailing, rowing and water-based activities to provide innovative training – teaching transferable and employable skills and at the same time building self-confidence and self- esteem.
Working with hundreds of young people every year helping them to change their lives, AHOY know that hands-on practical training with tangible outcomes
gets results, as the learning is relevant to them and rooted in the real world. Over the years, AHOY have received the continued support of Trinity House, without which the charity would struggle to continue to offer the fantastic level of training they currently do .
This year, the funding provided has helped cover maintenance costs, to ensure that their essential equipment is kept in good working condition. Without this support it will be difficult to deliver the training and activities provided by AHOY.