London area of SE5 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's SE5 neighbourhood

A built-up, poorer part of South London, SE5's Camberwell is not bursting with hotels or attractions, although it is home to one of London's most important contemporary art spaces, the South London Gallery. With Camberwell College of Arts next door and King's College Hospital, one of London's largest teaching hospitals, round the corner, it is also literally home to lots of wacky art students and lots of tired med students. To the north is Burgess Park, Southwark's largest, which has 46 hectares of green space and includes sports pitches, a cycle track and a fishing lake. Camberwell is referenced in the film Withnail and I, during which one character makes a cannabis cigarette (or 'joint') made with 12 rolling papers which he refers to as the "Camberwell carrot". Famous SE5 residents include Florence Welsh, the singer of the band Florence the Machine.

See our recommended nearby SE5 Hotels, Entertainment, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, and Leisure.

SE5 Hotels

in or near SE5
Church Street Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
29-33 Camberwell Church Street, SE5
Billing itself as 'a Spanish Americana oasis in the heart of downtown South London', the Church Street Hotel is certainly unique and boutique-y. Frida Kahlo stares ... More
The Bermondsey Square Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Bermondsey Square, SE1
Bermondsey Square Hotel offers a peaceful place to stay with its 80 bedrooms taking up one side of the traffic-free square. All rooms in this modern ... More
Days Hotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
54 Kennington Road, SE1
The area where this hotel is located has become the vibrant cultural heart of London, with theatres, concert halls and art galleries lined-up against the South ... More

SE5 Entertainment

in or near SE5
St Peter's Church
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Walworth, Liverpool Grove, SE5, London SE17
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Southwark Resource Centre
London > Entertainment > 10 Bradenham Close, SE5, London SE17
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SE5 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's SE5
London > Shopping > Catalogue and Mail Order
367-369 Walworth Road, SE5, London SE17
Cheap, catalogue-based chain store which sells almost everything. Argos is a bit of national institution and offers good deals on all sorts of household goods, from ... More
London > Shopping > Chemists
371-375 Walworth Road, Walworth, SE5, London SE17
The second largest pharmacy chain in the UK. Stocks a wide range of prescription and over-the-counter drugs as well as health and beauty products. Also develops ... More
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
332 Walworth Road, Southwark, SE5, London SE17
Iceland is a cheap, major national supermarket chain specialising in frozen foods. It offers good, multi-buy deals on frozen meals, fresh snacks and alcoholic drinks. It ... More

SE5 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near SE5 London?
Kyrgyz Kazakh House at Pasha
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
158 Camberwell Road, SE5, London SE5
Kyrgyz Kazakh House at Pasha offers a creative menu of delicious Kazakh and Mediterranean food. The emphasis is on Central Asian cuisine, and there is regular ... More
La Luna
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
380 Walworth Road, SE5, London SE17
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Pizza Hut
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
318 Walworth Road, SE5, London SE17
Cheap and cheerful pizza chain. Serves an array of thin crust and deep pan American style pizzas, as well as pasta dishes and salads. Family friendly, ... More

SE5 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London SE5.
The Masons Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
109 East Street, SE5, London SE17
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SE5 Leisure

SE5 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Michael Faraday Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Date Street Walworth, SE5, London SE17
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Fast Forward
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Burgess Park, Old Kent Road, SE5, London SE5
Playground Basketball ... More
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