Area Guide - Buying Properties in Camberwell


Camberwell has primarily been associated with art via the Camberwell College of Art and the Young British Artists who studied at Goldsmith's art department in Cormont Road. It has given its name to the Camberwell Beauty butterfly and the Camberwell Carrot (see the film Withnail & I). It has a mix of urban high street and Georgian terraces and the landmark building William Booth Memorial Training College in Denmark Hill.


Developments in Camberwell include the new Camberwell School of Art extension in Peckham Road, a 92 flat developments know fittingly as Camberwell on the Green, as well multiple developments planned around Coldharbour Lane. 


In the 1086 Domesday Book,  'Cambrewell' was a village with a church serving neighbouring areas,  Camberwell was a rural area known for its healing waters and tranquillity.  There were manor house and farms and the Georgian terraces and it remained like this until the middle of the 19th century when the railway arrived. St Giles Church has existed in various buildings for over 1,000 years. The current church dates from 1844.

Leisure & Amenities

Places to go and things to do:

  • South London Gallery
  • Blue Elephant Theatre

Active Life:

  • Burgess Park
  • Camberwell Leisure Centre

Eating and drinking ideas:

  • Camberwell Arms pub
  • Stormbird pub
  • Pigeon Hole Cafe
  • Theo's Pizza


  • Denmark Hill station serves the London Overground, Thameslink, and Southeastern trains.
  • Buses run through Camberwell to the rest of south London and the north of the city.


  • Camberwell College of Art
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