Camberwell offers all the usual shopping amenities you would expect from a thriving London neighbourhood.
A number of high street stores are located in Butterfly Walk shopping arcade, near Denmark Hill overground station. Giving the area its edge, however, are the number of quirky independent outlets, specialising in everything and anything from fashion to food. These outlets encapsulate the varied cultures that make Camberwell so distinct.
The restaurants in the area are diverse, with independent cafés sitting next to spit-and-sawdust pubs and stylish bars sharing space with fast food outlets. Along Church Street, the main artery that runs through Camberwell to Peckham, a host of charming pubs and arty bars continue to appear.
A few of the highlights include The Camberwell Kitchen – a gluten free supper club, whose venue is only disclosed when you make a reservation and Angels and Gypsies, a small independent Spanish tapas bar whose cosy interior comes complete with restored church pews, exposed brickwork and stained glass features. The Pigeon Hole, a small but beautifully designed café doubles as a second-hand furniture shop and Queens, which is every bit the archetypal hipster hangout.