The London Borough of Southwark in south London, England forms part of Inner London and is connected by bridges across the River Thames towards the City of London. It was formed in 1965 when three smaller sized council areas amalgamated under the London Government Act 1963. This included the former area of the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark, the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell, along with the Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey. All districts of the area are inside the London postal district.
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 towards the west and the London Borough of Lewisham to the east. To the south are the London Boroughs of Bromley and Croydon. Southwark has a wide variety of housing, including council housing, like the post-Blitz Aylesbury Estate as well as the Heygate Estate to provide residences to low-income residents. About 31 percent of householders are owner-occupiers.
The borough is home to numerous 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 houses the Dulwich Picture Gallery and also the Imperial War Museum in Elephant and Castle.