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Camberwell and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Camberwell and surrounding areas

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

Nadia Amzert

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Camberwell and surrounding areas locals go?

South London Gallery

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

Petitou

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

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!

Ganapati

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

PeckhamPlex

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

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!)

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.

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 Gantry

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

The Melange

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

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.

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

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

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.

Jam Circus

A quirky pub that serves good food. It's also child friendly during the day.

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