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.
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The best shops and markets in or near London's SE5
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The best pubs in or near London SE5.
SE5 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.