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 79 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
 
 
 
Blockbuster Video
London > Shopping > Electronics
332 Walworth Road, SE5, London SE17
The world’s largest video store chain. Rents recent and classic movies on video and DVD and computer games to members. Sells discounted ex-rental videos, games and ... More
 
 
 

SE5 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near SE5 London?
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
 
 
 
W J Arment
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
7 Westmoreland Road, SE5, London SE17
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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
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Hollywood Bowl
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Surrey Quays, Toredo Street, Surrey Quays, 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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