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A locals' guide to SE5

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

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

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

Jennifer Purchase

What is your favourite place?

Where do SE5 locals go?

Lucas Gardens

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

South London Gallery

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

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!)


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

Peckham Library

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

The Begging Bowl

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

The Melange

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


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

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!

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!

Fentiman Arms

Amazing roast dinners, good red wines and a nice beer garden for when it's warm!

Pop Brixton

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

Brixton Village Grill

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Camberwell, Stockwell, Kennington, Elephant and Castle, Peckham, Herne Hill, Vauxhall, Peckham Rye, Brixton and Bermondsey

Why do you find SE5 a great place to live?

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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 SE5

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

Music Club

After a warm up together, each week includes a singing session, a drumming session and a tuned percussion and/or guitar session for every child in a smaller group, before coming back together for whole group singing or playing at the end of the session. This allows children to explore breathing and vocal techniques, rhythm work, instruments (especially percussion), working as a group and individually, listening skills, improvisation and composition. Website

Ann Bernadt Baby Massage

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

Mulberry Centre Stay and Play

Children under 5 and their parents and carers are invited to join stay and play sessions provided by Lambeth CYPS team and led by Lambeth staff. Sessions include indoor and outdoor play. Website

Mulberry Centre Childminder Drop In

Mulberry Centre is housing drop in sessions for local childminders. Group is coordinated by Jessop Children's Centre. With two play rooms and lovely grounds, including a sand pit and play areas, it is a great space to visit and spend quality time with your young children. Website
  1. About SE5

    SE5 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of Camberwell, Denmark Hill, Southampton Way Estate, Peckham and is covered by the Lambeth and Southwark local authorities.

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