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Camberwell and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Camberwell and surrounding areas

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

Chris Campbell

"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 Camberwell and surrounding areas locals go?

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.

The Melange

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

Peckham Springs

Thursday is the new Friday night! Peckham Springs under Peckham Rye Station is a food and drinks venue in an art gallery space.

The Begging Bowl

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

South London Gallery

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

The Beer Shop

Lovely little craft beer micro pub with great music, staff and beer!

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.

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 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.

Petitou

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

Good Thymes Supper Club

A monthly supper club inside someone's home in Ladywell, where local people come to meet and taste some good home-cooked food. Every month there's a different theme.

Brockley Market

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

Ganapati

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

The Rose

This pub in New Cross has a great beer garden and serves a great Sunday roast.

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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

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

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

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

Story time and crafts

Minet Library
Story time and crafts Website

Mini Music


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