A thriving art scene coupled with lively nightlife spots has transformed colourful Camberwell into an exciting place to call home; a magnet of creativity that appeals to Londoners of all ages and backgrounds.
Historically, Camberwell’s diverse architecture and well-known art schools have drawn in a cool, creative crowd an among its long-term residents are some of the UK’s best-loved artists, actors and musicians.
Londoners come from all corners of the capital to experience Camberwell’s eclectic foodie scene: take your pick from Greek, South East Asian, Turkish… or fill up on sun-ripened specials in the local Mediterranean delis. Hipster bars and gastropubs set in restored historical buildings offer craft cocktails to accompany electrifying live music sessions.
Another neighbourhood highlight is the generous green space, most noticeably at Burgess Park with its picturesque lake, sports facilities and prestigious world gardens. Also nearby Ruskin Park, with its Edwardian landscape design, wetlands and meadows set the scene for idyllic days spent outdoors.
Independently-owned stores are the norm here: on Camberwell’s main stretch, pick up bright bouquets at the local florist, fresh-out-of-the-oven loaves from family-owned bakeries, or unique fashion finds at one of the many boutiques.
While there’s a comforting village-like feel to Camberwell, its network of transport links means residents can be at their central London office in 20 minutes flat with great cycle links to the City and underground connections surrounding to take you across London.