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An Urban Village: why we love… Camberwell

Whether you’re taking a stroll through its leafy suburbs or one of its Georgian-façade laden streets, you’ll find much to love about Camberwell. The district is a haven for the arty and creative, with plenty of green spaces to relax in, exhibitions to peruse and pubs to dip into. It’s a vibrant and exciting community that we’re extremely proud to be a part of.

We've rounded up some of the main reasons we love Camberwell below. 

Exhibitions to appeal to the arty crowd

One of Camberwell’s biggest claim to fame, the district is home to the Camberwell College of Arts, part of the University of the Arts London – so it’s no wonder plenty of budding artists call the area home. The College is linked to the South London Gallery on Peckham Road, which has been hosting free exhibitions and performances for the last 125 years.

For those looking to shop somewhere with an extra dose of culture, try Rat Records, which has become hallowed ground for vinyl hunters in the area. Every year, we eagerly await Camberwell Arts Festival, where local artists and residents come together to show off their works.

A great selection of grub for all occasions

From breakfast to fine dining, there’s no shortage of scrumptious food to be had in Camberwell. Start your day right with a vegan brunch from Love Walk Café, situated off the much-celebrated Love Walk lane running through Camberwell’s centre. You could also pick up some artisan bread and farm-made cheese from the Hill Bakery, which delights in offering organic wines, local jams and preserves you won’t find in the supermarket.

Theo’s is a great choice for tasty but affordable wood-fired pizza, or you could take your tastebuds farther afield with mezze and kebabs from Kurdish restaurant Nandine. If it’s a Sunday Roast you’re after, The Camberwell Arms is an old-fashioned boozer with a wood-panelled bar offering succulent chicken, lamb and Hereford beef.

Wet your whistle at these drinking establishments

For a night out on the town, Camberwell has plenty of appealing places to check out. There’s the Sun of Camberwell, whose front and back terraces and cosy furnished interiors offer plenty of spots for a beer and tasty morsel. The Pigeon is a great place to try something new with a range of draught beer, wine, gin and cocktails, and even a takeaway fridge so you can bring a new favourite home with you. Or if you’re just looking

 for a nice, unpretentious pub to wet your whistle, the Stormbird will meet your needs.

Plenty of green areas to frolic in

For a nice walk in the sun (or rain), you can potter around Camberwell Green, originally home to an annual fair that used to rival the size of Greenwich. Head to the beautiful Ruskin park and spot the wildlife while enjoying beautiful views of London. Or if you fancy a longer walk, head north to Burgess Park for a mix of woodlands, open greens and a fantastically scenic lake. Sportier types will enjoy a swim or workout at Camberwell Leisure Centre, which is nearing its 130th year in service.  

Staying connected with excellent transport links

Camberwell might not be on a tube line, but it’s still got its fair share of transport links. Nearby Denmark Hill station will get you to Victoria in 15 minutes, London Bridge in just over 20 and Shoreditch in 30. Otherwise, a number of buses run through Camberwell’s centre to whisk you away to your destination.

Looking to join the Camberwell community? Urban Village is ideally placed to help you with your property search. We love the area and understand the market, so get in touch with us today by calling 0203 519 9121.

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