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, Leisure, and Meeting Venues.

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
The Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
30 Borough Road, SE1
Located just south of the River Thames, The Bridge Hotel is the perfect accommodation choice for those wishing to explore the many sights and attractions London ... More

SE5 Entertainment

in or near SE5
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White Bear Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
138 Kennington Park Road, SE5, London SE11
It's easy to spot who's at the White Bear for the pints and who's there for the Pinter but somehow the two aspects unite comfortably under ... More
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
Argos
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
Superdrug
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
Iceland
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?
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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
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Zeret Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
216 Camberwell Road, SE5, London SE5
Modern European Cuisine... More
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Cool Cats' Cafe
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
149 Southampton Way, SE5, London SE5
British Cuisine... 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.
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Burgess Park BMX Track
London > Leisure > Burgess Park, Albany Road, SE5, London SE5
A legacy of the 2012 London Olympics, the state of the art 1.1m Burgess Park BMX Track opened to the public in August 2013, a year ... More
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Kennington Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, SE5, London SE11
This much loved open space in the south London borough of Lambeth has two parts; the Victorian Grade II listed park and the park extension to ... More
Michael Faraday Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Date Street Walworth, SE5, London SE17
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SE5 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near SE5.
Kurdish Cultural Centre (KCC)
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Stannary Street, Kennington, SE5, London SE11
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