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Camberwell has long been a haven for creatives – the artist, the musician, the designer. But Camberwell goes beyond its renowned reputation for the arts – it’s a place that many are proud to call home. City workers, young couples and established families alike have relished in all that the diverse area has to offer, and immersed themselves in a vibrant community set to benefit from further regeneration. The undeniable energy in Camberwell is unmatched, and its contrasting sides make for an interesting place to live and explore.
Distinguished art galleries, enchanting performance venues and charming craft-based boutiques have thrived in this particular part of London (and rightly so); offering something new to discover here in the heart of Camberwell.
The Camberwell Traders Market and weekly Farmers’ Market on The Green and at Oval provides your weekly fix of fresh produce, culinary delights and unique treasures; whilst the eagerly anticipated Camberwell Arts Festival brings the community together through arts and crafts every summer.
Victorian swimming pools at Camberwell Public Baths and Brockwell Lido are ideal for water-based fun, and landscaped green spaces such as Burgess Park and Camberwell Green are perfectly placed for socialising with family, friends and neighbours.
Explore the creative scene in Camberwell
Well-known for its strong connection to the arts and a long-standing creative history, The Elmington in Camberwell offers an exciting locale with plenty to discover and explore.
Surrounding art spaces such as the South London Gallery and GX Gallery proudly showcase striking collections of art pieces from locals, whilst nearby performance venues such as The Old Vic and Blue Elephant Theatre host an array of entertaining productions featuring both up-and-coming and established talent.
Camberwell College of Arts is one of the UK’s most prestigious art colleges with many famous faces amongst its alumni. Similar to other areas within Camberwell, it’s currently undergoing a multi-million pound regeneration that will help to make sure that its close relationship with the rest of the community is here to stay.
Enjoy natural green spaces
Camberwell boasts some of London’s most popular and celebrated parks, providing both a tranquil space to unwind in as well as a backdrop for socialising. The well-tended parks are within a short distance from The Elmington, giving you access to some of south London’s finest parks in moments.
The recently renovated park, Camberwell Green, is truly at the heart of the community. The charming green space is home to a host of annual events including the Camberwell Arts Fair and the weekly Famers’ Market. Whilst Burgess Park provides 140 acres of blissful pockets of relaxation and entertaining sports facilities for visitors to enjoy; including tennis, basketball and football.
Venture further and discover Myatt’s Fields - a Grade II listed Victorian park that is managed by the local community, for the local community. Enjoy the wildlife garden, park café and spaces for hire, as well as community events to get people active such as nature walks, gardening and yoga. 14 13