After a period of poor fortunes and declining status in the 80s and 90s Camberwell is back to the fashionable, trendy suburb its grand Georgian and Victorian architecture proves it was clearly built to be! Stoked by the booming art market, massively improved transport, two world class hospitals and the spread outwards of London’s relentless growth in wealth Camberwell is justifying its reputation as the Shoreditch of the south.
Camberwell Green is Camberwell’s living centre and marks the boundary between still gritty Camberwell North and the prosperous Camberwell Grove and Denmark Hill areas. The Green is surrounded on all sides by a blend of bars that grow ever trendier each year, charming delicatessens and a mixture of the usual High Street stores. From the local population to the growing trendy student and artist crowd Camberwell Green is the hub of Camberwell life. The green is stunning in winter with lights hanging from every tree and features regular community events including the much enjoyed Camberwell farmers market.
Camberwell Grove Conservation Area includes Camberwell Grove, Grove Park, Grove Lane, Love Walk and De Crespigny Park. This is Camberwell’s most prosperous neighbourhood and with its broad, leafy streets and some of the finest Georgian houses and terraces in London it is not hard to see why. Properties here go quickly and to those with deep pockets – this is certainly one of south London’s most desirable addresses and unfortunately not within the reach of most.
Denmark Hill in the far south of Camberwell is most known for its station connecting Camberwell to the tube map, the towering, English Heritage listed, William Booth College building (designed by the architect responsible for the Tate Modern building and Battersea Power Station) and as home to both Kings College and Maudsley Hospitals. As you might imagine the area is home to more than one doctor and their family. To those who want a quieter life than Camberwell Green can offer but a more sensible rent than Camberwell Grove this is the place to head. Lying on the boarders of Dulwich and Herne Hill this area is filling up with young professionals and their families. With transport and beautiful Ruskin Park close at hand, period properties in abundance and the buzz of Camberwell Green a short walk away this is perhaps the perfect South London Location.