Unfortunately I understand that there is not a huge amount left to see, because the site has been progressively chopped up by Long Lane and various buildings down the years, some of the stone being used elsewhere.
Alan, would you be wishing the original antiques market to disappear if the site had not been re-developed?
Having lived in Bermondsey Square for ten years throughout the eighties I personally would have been very happy if it had returned to the Caledonian Road whence it came. Personally I dont think it right to have ten storey buildings in that location regardless of the Abbey site. However I'm just an old fashioned sort of guy!
In other cities archeological sites are displayed and specially lit. New buildings are either on stilts above or have windows for viewinig the ruins. Why doesn't london do this? Or is it southwark council?