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Camberwell and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Camberwell and surrounding areas

"Surrounded by increasingly trendy bars and coffee shops, Camberwell retains value for money with a surging cultural scene..."

Jennifer Purchase

"South London's arts scene began in Camberwell and still remains today..."

Jennifer Purchase

"One of the world's foremost art and design institutions, Camberwell College of Arts symbolises the area's vibrant arts and culture scene..."

Michael Schult

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Where do Camberwell and surrounding areas locals go?

Lucas Gardens

Lucas Gardens is a tranquil spot for whiling away a lazy Sunday.

Grand Union

The snug at the back of this quirky bar has been the venue of many birthdays and 6 nations parties (watching Wales winning two grand slams there!)

South London Gallery

Contemporary art space with changing exhibitions. It also has a lovely café and art shop.

The Melange

A handmade chocolate shop and café that serves fantastic hot chocolate!

Frank's Cafe

Frank's Café in Peckham is a really cool bar with amazing views of London on the top of a multi-storey car park.


One of the cheapest cinemas in London at only £4.99 a ticket - all day, every day!

The Begging Bowl

Thai street food with a tapas approach - a relaxed and friendly buzz, especially on the weekend.

The Bishop

A superb way to spend your evening, this newly refurbished pub in the heart of East Dulwich is the perfect place for celebrating with a cheeky champagne or two.


A fantastic South Indian restaurant at the Peckham end of Bellenden Road.

Le Querce

The finest Italian restaurant I have ever been to, with a varied and fresh menu that caters for everyone from meat eaters to vegans and all in between without seeming to try! I book for anniversaries, birthdays, visits from friends - any excuse to attend the best restaurant I know of. It may not look particularly salubrious, but it is child-friendly by day and romantically candle-lit by night. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

Brockley Market

Award-winning, bustling market selling seasonal produce and delicious street food.

Peckham Library

For when you need a mental workout, Peckham Library is open throughout the week, including Sundays!


A lovely family-friendly café just off Bellenden Road that serves tasty homemade food.

K & K Butchers and Grocers

On the corner of Choumert Road and Rye Lane there is K&K Butchers, which sells fresh produce, meats, fish, fruits and vegetables.

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

Where every good night ends...Peckham's pool club open 24/7!

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"Once known for its natural springs, the name Camberwell derives from Cumberwell meaning British well, with people travelling from central London in search of this reportedly healing water."

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Child-friendly activities near Camberwell and surrounding areas

Mulberry Centre Messy Play

Messy Play invites children under 5 with their parents for hand -on sessions involving art, crafts and lots of messy fun, indoors and in the garden. Sessions are coordinated by Loughborough Children's Centre. Website

Mini Music

Mini Music: with parent or carer: singing, musical games, storytelling, baby percussion, sound exploration. Website

The Grove Childminders

The Grove Children and Family Centre
Open for childminders or parents who want information and advice about becoming a childminder. Play and craft sessions for childminders and their children. Term time only. Website

Ann Bernadt Music and Movement

Ann Bernadt Nursery School
At Ann Bernadt Nursery, we realise how important it is for parents to take an active role in the development of their children. Using songs to help your child understand language and to improve their speech is a wonderful way that parents can interact and teach at the same time, and also have alot of fun along the way. Website
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