There is a contact called the Bermondsey and rotherhithe horticultural society on the list and I have called them a couple of times to no avail.
The number is answered by a machine that doesn`t give any details of the place, I have twice left a message and no one returns my call.
I have always fancied an allotment and this document doesn`t say there is a waiting list for the bermondsey ones.
I know they are probably in SE16 but I really don`t know where else to find information.
I know a couple of people that have allotments, so don't think they are that hard to get.
In fact it is almost the reverse. There are a number of community gardens, schools gardens and the like, who find it difficult to find volunteers to maintain things. If you were to ask around you might well find that all sorts of people were willing to allow you to garden and to keep the produce.
Another avenue might be your local housing officer. Older people tend to be allocated ground floor flats, which often come with small gardens. Yet they can't maintain them, which is doubly sad as it makes the whole block look neglected. Someone has probably thought of it before, but if people who cannot garden could be matched with people who want to garden, and you get to share the veg, it would be a pretty all-win outcome.
I can confess. We have just got landed with a part of the school garden to maintain, which has delighted my son, but seems to me like yet another responsibility in an already over-crowded life.