110 Peckham Road, Camberwell, SE15 5EUShow on map
The Peckham Lodge Hotel is a 135 budget friendly 2 star hotel located in Peckham, South East London. This lies in Zone2 of the Underground system. The closest tube station to the Peckham Lodge is Kennington... Read More »
Pub / Hotel
131 Beaconsfield Road, Elephant and Castle, SE17 2BXShow on map
Located in the middle of South London, the Hour Glass Pub is a 22 room, 2 star hotel which provides excellent value for money accommodation in the capital Some of the highlights in this particular area that... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
194 - 202, Old Kent Road, Southwark, SE1 5TYShow on map
The Eurotraveller Tower Bridge Hotel is a 50 room, 3 star hotel based in Bermondsey, South East London. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system. The closest tube station to the Eurotraveller Tower... Read More »
4 star classic boutique hotel
29-33 Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell, SE5 8TRShow on map
The Church Street Hotel is a stylish 31 room, 4 star hotel which is based in Camberwell, South West London. The closest tube station to the Church Street Hotel is Oval. This lies in Zone 2 of the Underground... Read More »
3 star urban cool hotel
158 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, SE5 0EEShow on map
Pasha Hotel is a boutique hotel in Camberwell Road, South East London, and is extremely well connected for bus routes towards Central London. The closest tube station is Kennington (1.0 miles away) on the... Read More »
4 star contemporary hotel
Tower Bridge Road, Bermondsey, SE1 3UNShow on map
"A very chic, vibrant and certainly modern boutique hotel" The Bermondsey Square Hotel is a 60 room, 4 star boutique hotel which is located in Bermondsey, South East London. This lies in Zone 1 of the... Read More »
190 Bermondsey Street, SE1, Southwark, SE1 3TQShow on map
Think Bermondsey Street is a stylish 90 room, serviced apartment block which is situated in Southwark, South East London. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system. The nearest tube station to the... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
159 Tower Bridge Rd, London Bridge, SE1 3LPShow on map
Recently refurbished, Premier Inn London Tower Bridge offers good quality budget accommodation. It is on the South Bank of the River Thames on the approach road to Tower Bridge. Tower Hill tube station,... Read More »
37 Tanner Street, SE1, London Bridge, SE1 3LFShow on map
These serviced apartments in a Grade II listed warehouse conversion are just off Tower Bridge Road, in South East London. London Bridge mainline railway station and Underground station, serving the Jubilee... Read More »
7 Leathermarket Street, London Bridge, SE1 2RUShow on map
Hotel Information These newly-built serviced apartments are 0.4 miles from London Bridge rail and tube stations, which are in Travelcard Zone 1. London Bridge Underground station is served by the following... Read More »
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Camberwell lies just south of Bermondsey and Kennington, bordered by Peckham and Walworth, situated along the Old Kent Road.
The area takes its name from the mineral springs in the area in the Middle Ages, which allegedly had healing powers, and led to Camberwell becoming a leper colony and hamlet for exiled Londoners, who contracted incurable diseases. Gradually, one assumes as the unfortunate lepers were shifted elsewhere, the area became a fashionable rural town, where wealthy Londoners would visit to escape the city and take in the healing waters.
However, as with much of outer London, Camberwell was drastically changed by the arrival of a rail line and in Victorian times, the area became densely residential and a centre of industry. After it became more built up, Camberwell became known for its music halls and theatres, although only one of these buildings still exists, a previous ABC cinema, which was since used as a bingo hall.
Camberwell today is a mix of elegant Georgian townhouses and social housing blocks, with an ethnically diverse community, due to the cheaper rents in the area and the proximity to central London.
It maintains its cultural heritage with educational establishments and galleries such as the renowned Camberwell College of Arts, one of London's foremost art and design institutions, which resides in a very elegant Victorian building and counts Joe Wright, director of 'Atonement'; singer Florence Welch; and Reservoir Dogs actor Tim Roth amongst its alumni. The College often puts on exhibitions to showcase student work, so it is well worth visiting to see if you can spot the next rising star.
The Blue Elephant Theatre is Camberwell's only theatre and one of the area's most important cultural venues, giving both established and up and coming playwrights a chance to stage their plays to an audience.
Unsurprisingly, the areas has a laid back artistic vibe, and in the local pubs such as The Gowlett and The Rye, are filled with quirkily dressed students, and Camberwell nightlife is very lively.
Camberwell also has some very picturesque and historic green spots, such as Camberwell Green, which has been used for village fetes since the Middle Ages (presumably to cheer up the lepers), and is home to The Camberwell Beauty, a very rare butterfly only found in two areas of the UK and discovered in Camberwell.
Camberwell's proximity to Bermondsey, a very recently gentrified area of London, means that you can explore the Fashion and Textiles Museum, The Design Museum and the antiques market in the nearby area with ease, as it is about a 20 minute walk away.
There is no tube station in Camberwell, but South Bermondsey Rail Station has frequent trains to London Bridge and London Victoria Stations, where you can explore London further and catch the Gatwick Express Train.
Camberwell hotels tend to be much cheaper than central London, but first-time visitors may feel isolated in the area and may want to stay closer to London sights, in which case the best option is to find a hotel in Victoria and travel out to Camberwell for the day.