A local guide to move in Camberwell

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London from above

Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ The University of the Arts London is a public collegiate university in London, England, United Kingdom. It specialises in arts, design, fashion, and the performing arts. The university is a federation of six arts colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, the London College of Communication, the London College of Fashion and the Wimbledon College of Arts. “

In Camberwell, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Camberwell? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Camberwell to help you decide to move in there.

The range of gyms in Camberwell

While working from home has increased, so has the frequentation of gyms to help keep in shape. With companies like Better or Pure Gym and others, Camberwell might help you stay in shape. A great feature to have nearby.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Camberwell Leisure Centre Artichoke Place, Camberwell Church Street, London 4.3 258
PureGym London Camberwell New Road The Heart, Unit 52 Camberwell New Road, London 4.3 315
Flaxman Sports Centre Carew Street, London 4.3 180
Shakti Healing Gardens 61 Caldecot Road, London 4.3 1
Pilates Classes Camberwell 146-154 Wells Way, London 4.3 N/A
Abolição Capoeira South London Longfield Hall, 50 Knatchbull Road, London 4.3 11
Southwark Gymnastics – Camberwell Leisure Centre Camberwell Leisure Centre, Artichoke Place, London 4.3 23
Artichoke Pilates Unit 3, Artichoke Mews, Artichoke Place, London 4.3 7
Zen Yoga 24A Camberwell Grove, London 4.3 23
Muscle Maniacs Sports Club Proctor House, Picton Street, London 4.3 N/A
My Manor 319 Camberwell New Road, London 4.3 1
easyGym Camberwell 60A Denmark Hill, London 4.3 527
Kundalini yoga 4A Camberwell Grove, London 4.3 N/A
Bronx Boxing Club Bronx Gym, Vicarage Grove, London 4.3 35
LABYRINTH YOGA 24A Camberwell Grove, London 4.3 N/A
Football Factory Blucher Road, London 4.3 10
Boston House Gym Boston House, Denmark Road, London 4.3 1
Mini park 3 Draycott Close, London 4.3 N/A
CSE Stunts Picton Street, London 4.3 N/A
Synergy Gymnastics Club Picton Street, London 4.3 36

Museums & Galleries in the area

An area thrives through its people and their interactions. Discover Camberwell through its art scene by exploring galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, providing enjoyable weekend activities and contributing to the vibrant community.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Halahan Associates 38 Kitson Road, London 5 2
LOVE WALK WALL Love Walk, London N/A N/A
Elephant job 179 Camberwell Road, London N/A N/A

Parks and green spaces in Camberwell

One of London’s best assets is its green spaces. See if Camberwell offers room to roam.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Benhill Road Nature Garden Camberwell, London 4.5 19
The Mulberry Centre The Mulberry Centre, 12a Calais Street, London 4.2 18
Addington Square 36 Addington Square, London 4.5 63
The Park Depot, Myatt’s Fields Park 1 Cormont Road, London 3.3 4
Burgess parkrun 40 Addington Square, London 4.5 202
Myatt’s Fields Park project Camberwell, London 3.8 4
Camberwell Green Camberwell, London 4.1 1609
Brunswick Park 149 Benhill Road, London 4.4 232
Myatt’s Fields Park 12 Calais Street, London 4.6 1327
Camberwell Secret Garden Kimpton Rd &, Mary Datchelor Close, London 4.3 4
Bullace Row Green 3 Bullace Row, London N/A N/A
Scena Way Green 227 Camberwell Road, London N/A N/A
Clive Wood Gardens Lowth Road, London 4 1
Weyhill House Green 54 Lowth Road, London N/A N/A
Lansdown House Green 7 Lansdown House Road, London N/A N/A
Broome Way Green Marvell House, Camberwell Road, London N/A N/A
Boston House Green 28 Lowth Road, London N/A N/A
Castelmead community garden 320 Blucher Road, London N/A N/A
Lichfield House Green 7 Lansdown House Road, London N/A N/A
Hereford House Green 15 Lansdown House Road, London N/A N/A

Are there any good pubs in Camberwell?

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Camberwell has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Bear 296a Camberwell New Rd Camberwell SE5 0RP Having closed in Nov 2017 and the upper floors converted into flats, the pub finally reopened in May 2023 under new management. Bright, spacious interior with central bar. Open vinyl session and quiz night on Sunday. Main online presence is Instagram @thebearcamberwell
Cambria 40 Kemerton Road Camberwell SE5 9AR Tucked away down one of Camberwell’s side streets close to Ruskin Park and having been closed for almost 3 years, the Cambria reopened in March 2022 as the first London outlet of the small Prospect Pubs & Bars chain established by the original founders of Redcomb Pubs (sold to Young’s in 2019). The pub was given a substantial refurbishment including moving the bar back to create a larger drinking area and the addition of a rear garden room with retractable roof. The smart, spacious interior retains its wood panelling and flooring. At the rear is a spacious outdoor area complete with a mural by local Brixton Brewery.
Crooked Well 16 Grove Lane Camberwell SE5 8SY A restaurant and bar specialising in British food. Now free of tie, the beer range has been expanded with cask, craft and bottle bottled beers added to the cocktails and extensive wine list. Dining experiences, including beer versus wine dinners with local brewer and sommeliers/wine makers going head to head are also held. Breakfast is available at weekends in addition the daily lunch and dinner services. There is a discount for NHS workers on drinks only during the week 5pm-8pm (excluding other offers). Has a sibling site in The Perryvale at Forest Hill.
Fox on the Hill 149 Denmark Hill Camberwell SE5 8EH Spacious and welcoming Wetherspoon pub situated, as its name suggests, as an imposing detached building at the top of a steep hill. Inside are a number of cosy, low-screened booths, whilst outside is a spacious garden, smokers’ terrace and front lawn with picnic tables. Wall displays depict the history of the local area, including the well known Victorian former resident John Ruskin, after whom the nearby park is named. Unusually for a Wetherspoon house all toilets are at pub floor level. There are 16 handpumps here in banks of 6, 6 & 4. Between 4 and 6 changing real ales are usually available and the pub hosts regular Meet the Brewer events. Breakfasts are served from 8am with alcohol served from 9am.
George Canning 123 Grove Lane Camberwell SE5 8BG A 19th century pub named after a former Foreign Secretary who subsequently became Prime Minister for the last 119 days of his life in 1827. There is a covered outdoor seating area at the front. All day food from an open view kitchen. DJ and live music at weekends, plus quiz night on Sunday. Comprehensively refurbished in August 2023.
Grove House 26 Camberwell Grove Camberwell SE5 8RE An impressive interwar pub reminiscent of a French villa, taken over by the small Parched London group in April 2021. The exterior is rich with architectural flourishes and sports a distinctive mansard roof. Its columned entrance leads to the high-ceilinged space of the L shaped public bar. A variety of table and seating styles are available, including sofas, banquette, plus high backed armchairs in the games conservatory. Currently has three changing real ales with a focus on smaller breweries. Lunchtime food is by Mondo Sando (sub rolls and salad) and the evening menu is by Cutie Pies.
Hermits Cave 28 Camberwell Church Street Camberwell SE5 8QU Just off Camberwell Green on a street corner, this family-run pub provides a haven from the bustle of the area. With a curved frontage, lovely Victorian windows, bare-boarded floor and simple décor, it is popular with a lively, mixed clientele. There is no music, so conversation reigns. Sport is shown on muted TV in one corner or occasionally on a big screen. 7 handpumps in all, and in late 2023 reports were received that the pub had aspirations to use them all.
Joiners Arms 35 Denmark Hill Camberwell SE5 8RS The pub first opened in the 1800s and at that time was frequented by joiners. Since the 1920s it has been an Irish pub. The pub is split into two bars, a smaller front bar area from a larger more modern room at the back which has a small stage for live music. The pub boasts an impressive range of spirits and an eye-catching tiled mural on the front bar wall being a panel bearing the arms of the Joiners’ & Ceilers’ Company, one of some 100 City livery companies. Its motto is “Join Truth With Trust”. The kitchen is located behind the front bar in what was originally the glazed-in Publican’s office. Quiz night Wednesday. Local resident Florence Welch’s favourite pub (ES Magazine 13.07.18) and she has been known to gig here too.
Kennington 60 Camberwell New Road Camberwell SE5 0RS Ex-Allied, now Punch. Was the Skinners Arms until c.2004, then a Black Sheep bar. Opened with new name in March 2012. Three-storey red-brick building with copper turret, ribbed white stonework, ground floor exterior extended to corner. Fairly modern decor, off-white and grey colour scheme, no period features. Popular, good mix of custom. Three handpumps available.
Phoenix Windsor Walk Camberwell SE5 8BB Used to be the ticket hall of the railway station, burned down in 1980. Opened as a pub in 1984 as the Phoenix & Firkin, the chain was bought in turn by Allied and then Bass. In 2000 it became an O’Neill’s, renamed again c.2005. Listed brick Victorian railway station building with a nice wrought-iron canopy. Spacious bare-boarded interior with a long bar made from a mahogany tree, high raftered ceiling, a huge station clock (from Llandudno Junction), small gallery at one end accessed via a spiral staircase. 4 handpumps. Bar staff say closing times during the week is temperamental if business is light.
Stormbird 25 Camberwell Church Street Camberwell SE5 8TR Sister pub to the Hermits Cave across the road, offering a bare-boarded and contemporary feel. In addition to regularly changing real ales and a cider through 6 handpumps, there is a large range of craft keg beers on tap plus an extensive bottled beer selection, including beers from the UK, continental Europe and the US. Steep stairs down to basement toilets. Run by the same operator as Star & Garter in Bromley.
Sun of Camberwell 61-63 Coldharbour Lane Camberwell SE5 9NS Previously the Sun & Doves. Ex-Courage, now leased from Star Pubs & Bars. Previous tenants (1995 to 2011) went out of business following a long-running dispute, founding the “fair pint” campaign along the way. Reopened in November 2012 by Antic and renamed. Nice contemporary pub appealing to local professionals and medical staff from the hospital. Large bareboarded floorspace generally furnished with rustic kitchen style chairs and tables. An area to the right rear has a raised area for diners. 2 vinyl decks play the music here. 6 handpumps.
Tiger 18 Camberwell Green Camberwell SE5 7AA Originally the Silver Buckle, The Tiger is in the heart of Camberwell, now leased and run by Antic, thus its interior is a charming retro vintage, lovely green tilework on the outside. Pub quiz Tuesday evenings, DJs on Friday nights, singer/songwriters on Sunday evenings. Real ale is served by default into handled mugs but straight glasses are available upon request. 4 handpumps.

Restaurants

Camberwell is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Camberwell Arms 65 Camberwell Church Street, London 4.3 784
The Crooked Well 16 Grove Lane, London 4.3 590
Love Walk Cafe Camberwell 81 Denmark Hill, London 4.3 994
Silk Road 47 Camberwell Church Street, London 4.3 1157
Zeret Kitchen 216-218 Camberwell Road, London 4.3 991
New Dewaniam 225A Camberwell New Road, London 4.3 254
Bolu Restaurant and Takeaway 7 Camberwell Church Street, London 4.3 425
Golden Dragon 217 Camberwell New Road, London 4.3 101
Patty Island 40 Camberwell Church Street, London 4.3 116
Well Mix Oriental 69 Camberwell Church Street, London 4.3 78
Oregano Leaf Pizzeria 44 Camberwell Church Street, London 4.3 225
Maloko 60 Camberwell Church Street, London 4.3 321
Viet Cafe 75 Denmark Hill, London 4.3 327
Peri Peri Grill 225 Camberwell New Road, London 4.3 4
Cool and Cozzy Restaurant 101 Southampton Way, London 4.3 68
Delicious Thai 117A Grove Lane, London 4.3 1
Valentino’s Pizza & Kebab Co. 177 Southampton Way, London 4.3 61
Van Hing 42 Camberwell Church Street, London 4.3 364
The Bear 296A Camberwell New Road, London 4.3 169
Nando’s Camberwell 88 Denmark Hill, London 4.3 1722

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Camberwell. Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in Camberwell.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Waitrose & Partners 27 Motcomb Street, London 4.2 444
The Savanna Victoria 61, Victoria Station, London 4.3 129
Sainsbury’s Local 14 – 20 Elizabeth Street, London 3.4 57
M&S Simply Food Mainline Station, Victoria Street, London 3.6 158
Sainsbury’s Local 115 Buckingham Palace Road, London 3.3 116
Waitrose & Partners Bressenden Place, London 4.3 470
Sainsbury’s Local 268 Fulham Road, London 3.7 63
Marks and Spencer Cardinal Place, 726-732 Victoria Street, London 4.1 1162
Sainsbury’s Local Moreau House, 112-120 Brompton Road, London 3.5 52
Little Waitrose & Partners 118-120 Brompton Road, London 4.1 307
Partridges 2-5, Duke of York Square, 5 King’s Road, London 4.3 880
Al Sourie Supermarket LTD 84 Brompton Road, London 3.1 17
Sana Mini Market 24 Down Street, London 4.6 9
M&S Simply Food M&S Simply Food East, Victoria Station, 1, London 3.2 6
Knights Food Fayre 9 Montpelier Street, London 4.4 16

What to do in Camberwell

Camberwell is full of life and things to do. We suggest looking at Timeout for their weekly Camberwell event listings to find local activities. Here’s a convenient link to see their upcoming happenings. Having a good grasp of what’s in Camberwell and where helps get situated when moving. Our map compiles property price points and other details from this article to outline what’s available in Camberwell.

The things you might need in Camberwell

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Camberwell name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Camberwell

Having to walk more than 10 to 15 min to reach public transportation is usually considered as a downside when considering a property to live in. To simplify this, we curated the list of train and tube station of Camberwell to help you find what would be the best location for you to move in. There are 1 train or tube stations within the Camberwell area. Here are the main ones

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Denmark Hill Denmark Hill, London 3.7 125

Post offices in and around the area of Camberwell

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Camberwell Green Main Post Office 25 Denmark Hill, London 2.3 112
Camberwell Delivery Office Royal Mail Camberwell Delivery Office, 41-43 Camberwell Station Road, London 2.7 80
Southampton Way Post Office 156 Southampton Way, London 2.5 47
SSS FAST KEY CUT 164 Wyndham Road, London 3 2
Wyndham Road Post Office 164 Wyndham Road, London 3.3 68
Post Box Eastlake Road Eastlake Road, London 0 0

Schools around Camberwell

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by Camberwell. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Camberwell Leisure Centre Artichoke Place, Camberwell Church Street, London 4.1 258
Fulfillment Community Healthcare 153, Camberwell Business Centre, 99-103 Lomond Grove, London N/A N/A
Bright Explorers Day Nursery 84 Camberwell Church Street, London 5 2
Guitar Lessons 21, Dekker House, London N/A N/A
London School Of Missions 112A Warner Road, London N/A N/A
Piano lessons South East London by WKMT 79 Brisbane Street, London 5 5
Piano and Singing Lessons 116 Coldharbour Lane, London N/A N/A
Mulberry Outdoor Myatts Fields Park, Mulberry Centre, London N/A N/A
St Joseph’s Junior School Pitman Street, London 4.9 7
SCHOOLS COURSES AND CAREER DEV Elephant & Castle Complex, Elephant & Castle, London N/A N/A
VroomVroom Driving School 30-34 Peckham – Camberwell – Vauxhall – Westminster Highway, London N/A N/A
Nicki Day Nursery 190 Southampton Way, London 4 2
Make Time 2 Play 142-144 Long Lane, London N/A N/A
The Nest Pre-School Term time Nursery Brixton Camberwell THE NEST PRE-SCHOOL LONGFIELD HALL, 50 Knatchbull Road, London 4.3 6
St. Joseph’s Catholic Infants’ School Pitman Street, London 5 5
Saint Gabriel’s College Langton Road, London 3.7 15
Brunswick Park Primary School Picton Street, London 3.5 21
Lyndhurst Primary School 80 Grove Lane, London 5 13
Crawford Primary School 5 Crawford Road, London 4 13
Comber Grove Primary School 1-3 Comber Grove, London 4.5 14

Health amenities that are in Camberwell

Camberwell has 20 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
King’s College Hospital Denmark Hill, London 3.6 1005
Maudsley Hospital Denmark Hill, London 3.3 64
Parkside Medical Centre 52 Camberwell Green, London 1.5 97
The Kingdom Church, Camberwell 93 Camberwell Station Road, London 4 56
Fetal Medicine Research Institute 16-20 Windsor Walk, London 3.4 36
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Michael Rutter Centre, London 1.5 13
Iveagh Surgery 60 Patmos Road, London N/A N/A
WFMS 122 Vassall Road, London N/A N/A
Minet Green Health Practice Akerman Health Centre, 60 Patmos Road, London 2.8 75
Guthrie Clinic Guthrie WIng, Denmark Hill, London 3.3 13
OOHS Ltd Grenfell House, 27 Comber Grove, London N/A N/A
Camberwell Building 104 Denmark Hill, London N/A N/A
The HYPE Project Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, 16 De Crespigny Park, London N/A N/A
Community Midwives Centre 45 47 Caldecot Road, London 3.4 9
Slam. NHS The Michael Rutter Centre De Crespigny Park, London 4.5 6
Dr D Wickstead – The Corner Surgery 99 Coldharbour Lane, London 5 2
The Venetian Building, King’s College Hospital Caldecot Road, London 4 4
Hepatologie institute 105-111, A2217, London N/A N/A
KCM Liver Clinic Bessemer Road, London N/A N/A
Hospital kings college hospital, London 4.7 7

What else is close by?

You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Camberwell. Check out some of our other guides on places nearby so you’re sure your ideal place to buy a property isn’t next door.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Tulse Hill See the guide here
Dulwich Village See the guide here
Brixton Hill See the guide here
East Dulwich See the guide here
Herne Hill See the guide here
Brixton See the guide here
Nunhead See the guide here
Clapham See the guide here
Loughborough Junction See the guide here
Denmark Hill See the guide here
Peckham See the guide here
Stockwell See the guide here
Southampton Way Estate See the guide here
South Lambeth See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Portland Street See the guide here
Walworth See the guide here
Kennington See the guide here
Bermondsey See the guide here
Newington See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
Tulse Hill See the guide here
Dulwich Village See the guide here
Brixton Hill See the guide here
East Dulwich See the guide here
Herne Hill See the guide here
Brixton See the guide here
Nunhead See the guide here
Clapham See the guide here
Loughborough Junction See the guide here
Denmark Hill See the guide here
Peckham See the guide here
Stockwell See the guide here
Southampton Way Estate See the guide here
South Lambeth See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Portland Street See the guide here

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