The London Borough of Southwark in south London, England forms a part of Inner London and is connected by bridges across the River Thames to the City of London. It was formed in 1965 when three smaller council locations amalgamated under the London Government Act 1963. This integrated the former area of the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark, the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell, plus the Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey. It is governed by Southwark London Borough Council.
It borders the City of London and also the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to the north, with the River Thames forming the boundary, the London Borough of Lambeth to the west and also the London Borough of Lewisham towards the east. Towards the south are the London Boroughs of Bromley and Croydon. Southwark includes a wide selection of housing, which includes council housing, including the post-Blitz Aylesbury Estate along with the Heygate Estate to provide houses to low-income residents. About 31 percent of householders are owner-occupiers.
The borough is residence to many cultural, historical and notable attractions. The Shard, Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and Borough Market that are the biggest of the venues in Southwark to draw domestic and international tourism. Dulwich is home to the Dulwich Picture Gallery along with the Imperial War Museum in Elephant and Castle.