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Discover Camberwell's buzzing Arts Scene
While Camberwell is many things to many people, its dazzling arts scene is one of its most renowned and celebrated qualities. Of course, this is in no small part due to the Camberwell College of Arts on Peckham Road, which has been training the artists of the future for more than a century. Indeed, alumni include illustrator Quentin Blake, filmmaker Mike Leigh and musician Florence Welch to name a few. The college throws open its doors to the public throughout the year with a varied schedule of events and exhibitions
You can also discover the best of contemporary art at distinguished art spaces such as GX Gallery or the South London Gallery, with its regularly-changing free installations housed in an impressive Victorian space.
Camberwell’s highly anticipated arts festival has captured the imagination of locals and visitors alike since 1994 with its mix of gallery exhibition, performance and artistic workshops, inspirational talks and much more. It’s a real celebration of all things creative and design, and attracts many year-on-year.
Discover a great location.
Choosing a home at The Gallery brings everything cosmopolitan to your doorstep. From shops, cafés and bars to dining and entertainment you’ll always find Camberwell an adventure. Relax and unwind in the Pigeon Hole, a small art-inspired café and furniture shop, or visit a colourful local gem such as the Crooked Well, a gastropub with a mouth-watering menu and superb wines
Discover Green Spaces
Moments from The Gallery is beautiful Camberwell Green. Recently renovated, this green is home to an annual Arts Fair and
a weekly Farmers’ Market where you can pick up homemade delights or some fresh Artisan bread. Down the road from Camberwell Green you’ll find Burgess Park, a 140-acre park with sports facilities, a lake, bbq spaces and much more – there is something here for all the family to enjoy. Spend the day at Myatt’s Fields, a Grade II listed park, managed by the local community. This park is home to a wildlife garden where you can discover a variety of creatures including frogs, the resident heron, birds and even bats after dark. Take part in events throughout the year from live music to harvest festivals; plus on Fridays you can enjoy a delicious free bowl of hot soup made using tasty seasonal produce from the park’s greenhouse.