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South London's arts scene – a vibrant centre of shops, galleries and period homes

"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

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

Jennifer Purchase

"Camberwell's residential streets are monopolised by elegant period properties and mature trees that heighten the area's family appeal."

Chris Campbell

What is your favourite place?

Where do Camberwell locals go?

South London Gallery

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


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

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!)

Lucas Gardens

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

Peckham Library

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

The Oval Lounge

Under new management, it is good value for money and we have confidence in taking friends there. They serve excellent light lunches and suppers.

The Melange

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

The Begging Bowl

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


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

Pop Brixton

The new go to place in Brixton. Restaurants, bars and work spaces in converted shipping containers.

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!

Brixton Village Grill

A cheap and cheerful breakfast in trendy Brixton Village. This restaurant also serves lunch and dinner.

Federation Coffee

Delicious coffee made using Campbell and Syme beans, food made by Salon Brixton and sweet treats too.


The best breakfast I have had in Brixton and an amazing array of coffees and real fruit smoothies.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Stockwell, Kennington, Herne Hill, Elephant and Castle, Vauxhall, Peckham, Brixton, Peckham Rye, Clapham North and Dulwich

What do you love about Camberwell?

Why do you find Camberwell a great place to live?


"I've lived in Camberwell for just over 10 years and love living here. In zone 2, we are so close to the centre of London but manage to achieve a really lovely community village-type feel. Our neighbours have lived here for generations and really look out for us; the bars are really great and there are some fantastic gastropubs - one of which we were lucky enough to get married in! Our wedding was at Southwark Registry Offi... more

November 2015


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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

The Grove Toddle Time

The Grove Children Centre
Play and craft sessions, songs and rhymes, time to meet other parents and carers. Website

The Grove Baby Club

The Grove Children Centre
Sessions with toys to explore and rhymes to sing. Term time only. Website

Story time and crafts

Minet Library
Story time and crafts Website

Ann Bernadt Cook and Eat (2nd & 4th Wed of month)

Ann Bernadt Children's Centre
Come along with your toddler and cook exciting and healthy dishes. Date: Second and fourth Wednesday of every month Website

Ann Bernadt Baby Massage

Ann Bernadt Children's Centre
Drop in sessions to learn and practise how to massage your baby. Website

Tiny Gym

Camberwell Leisure Centre
Parent and child pay and play session for under 5's. Our specially adapted setup includes mini apparatus like rings and bars as well as mini beams and rebound equipment. The environment will help develop your child's balance, coordination, motor skills and social skills. Tiny Gym is a free play session so the coaches are on hand to supervise but there is no set structure apart from song time or story time at the end of the session. The sessions are open to anyone and no booking or membership is required. Website
  1. About Camberwell

    Camberwell is a district of south London, England, and forms part of the London Borough of Southwark. It is a built-up inner city district located 2.7 miles (4.3 km) southeast of Charing Cross. To the west it has a boundary with the London Borough of Lambeth. Camberwell today is a mixture of relatively well preserved Georgian and twentieth century housing, including a number of tower blocks. Camberwell Grove and Grove Lane have some of London's most elegant and well preserved Georgian houses.

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