Secret’s out in elegant Camberwell

Barely four miles from Trafalgar Square, Camberwell has a surge of new homes from £375,000.

Due to the absence of a Tube station, Camberwell has stayed a bit of a secret, but this crowded, mixed area is now slipping on to the radar  of homebuyers.

You get more for your money here than in many other Zone 2 districts. Barely four miles from Trafalgar Square, Camberwell’s elegant slopes are the first high point reached when travelling south from central London.



Its Georgian conservation area is a legacy of the district’s brief spell as a health resort, stemming from the reputed healing qualities of mineral springs. Camberwell is a village that lost its way, but moves are afoot to upgrade the Green. 

This has triggered an outbreak of new homes overlooking a planned new town centre and public space. Camberwell on the Green, below, is a scheme of 101 apartments priced from £375,000. Call Savills on 020 3514 7519. And coming soon next door is a Peabody scheme of 31 flats.

Camberwell Fields has 279 homes. Prices from £390,000. Call Notting Hill Housing Association on 020 8357 5222.

Away from the Green, the land  rises gently to reveal period homes popular with doctors, barristers  and media high fliers. A meticulously built, in-keeping terrace of new homes in Grove Lane has three-bedroom flats priced from £699,950. Call Caddington Blue on 020 7407 6033.
 


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