New homes in London: Camberwell on the Green

With a Zone 2 location, Camberwell is just four miles from Trafalgar Square and has 92 new flats with balconies.
The planned Bakerloo line extension through south-east London is shining a light on Camberwell. Until now, this Tube-starved district — barely four miles from Trafalgar Square — has been under the radar. It is a Georgian conservation area, a legacy of Camberwell’s brief spell as a health resort, stemming from the reputed healing qualities of mineral springs.

Crowded and mixed, you get more for your money here than in many other Zone 2 districts. The “green” is more of a traffic island, surrounded by humdrum shops, but there are plans to upgrade the space and this has triggered an outbreak of new homes overlooking what will become a new town centre public space. 

One of the new schemes is Camberwell on the Green — 92 apartments with big windows and balconies above a row of new shops at street level. Prices from £446,000. Call 020 7368 4830.

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