Creative and arty filled with Georgian and Regency homes
Nestled between Peckham, Clapham and Brixton, Camberwell may seem a smart choice if you want to remain in zone 2 due to the fantastic connections from Denmark Hill. But if you look a little closer you’ll find a creative community with a buzzing art college attracting interesting individuals to the area over the past few decades. It’s a unique blend of artists, hospital workers and growing families that well and truly holds its own. Hailed as the new Camden, Camberwell Green has a trendy village atmosphere offering a whole host of social and culinary attractions from street food to top Michelin Star level.
Camberwell Grove has an impressive collection of Regency and Georgian houses. You may have even enjoyed the hour-long programme featuring Camberwell Grove in BBC2's 'The secret history of our streets'. The areas around Myatt’s Field showcase some of the best (and biggest) Victorian homes this side of the river and on a clear day you can spy the dome of St Pauls Cathedral. The area as a whole is filled with conservation areas (Camberwell Grove, Addington Square, Camberwell Green, Grosvenor Park) to protect these wondrous properties.
You’ll never tire of things to do. Camberwell has several art galleries including Camberwell College of Arts, the South London Gallery and numerous smaller commercial art spaces. The annual Camberwell Arts Festival is well supported and The Blue Elephant Theatre on Bethwin Road is the only theatre venue in Camberwell. The South London Gallery has regular exhibitions, a lovely shop and café and the area is full of studios for makers and artists.