My wife and I are moving to Shad Thames area in Summer, and will have a very young baby with us. Can anyone recommend some green spaces - squares, parks, etc, nearby? We know of Potters Field (and hope it's not going to be built over), but little else.
There are lots of parks within walking distance ... eastwards you'll get to Southwark Park: it is huge and has a great playground for children (plus duckpond) - there's also a daily One o'clock club. You could walk along River towards it but you'll need to cross Jamaica Road to get to it.
There is a park (with tennis courts and another playground) on Bermondsey Street; another with playground and gardens on Leathermarket St (this also is the home of Bermondsey Village Hall where there are lots of childrens activities throughout the week); another on Long Lane close to the bottom of Bermondsey Street, again with a playground.
Eastwards along the river from Shad Thames towards Rotherhithe, there is also a big park area (with another playground).
A short hop on the Jubilee line from London Bridge to Westminster, you can get on foot to St James's Park (with a fantastic - and child friendly Inn on the Park restaurant/cafe); this then leads almost seamlessly into Green Park; and then onto Hyde Park.
There is also the whole of the South Bank area (great for pram pushing) - green space in front of the Tate Modern ... and by the London Eye.