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Camberwell and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Camberwell and surrounding areas

"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

"The revival of the Arts scene in Camberwell makes this area a very exciting place to be..."

Dominic Butler

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

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What is your favourite place?

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!)


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

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.

South London Gallery

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

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.

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.

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!

The Gantry

This delightful restaurant and bar is cosy inside during the winter, yet there's an amazing garden for the summer months.

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!

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.

The Melange

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

Peckham Library

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

Telegraph Hill Park

The park with a view! Enjoy a picnic with a landscape of the most beautiful city line. #TelegraphHillPark

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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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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

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

Ann Bernadt Baby Group

Ann Bernadt Children's Centre
Stimulating activities for babies. Website

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 Dad's Group (1st Sat of month)

The Grove Children and Family Centre
Are you a first time dad or are you a dad of many? Come along for a session of fun with your little ones, breakfast included. Date: First Saturday of every month Website

The Grove Baby Club

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