Camberwell in South London, was described in a guide book as “a busy but neglected part of London”; one historian in 1909 stated that on the whole the stream of national history left Camberwell severely alone”. It would be wrong to think that these descriptions appropriately define Camberwell.
Blue Badge Guide Angela Morgan leads this curious walking tour as it explores this understated part of London that was once considered the first garden city with its Georgian houses on leafy streets, its association with a Scandinavian royal, discover what drove a 19th century art critic to leave the area; how Queen Victoria’s favourite composer was inspired by his stay in Camberwell to write a piece of music, a historic parish church, Nobel Prize winners, internationally renowned medical and educational establishments, and just what is the Camberwell Beauty?
Our walk will end at the South London Art Gallery where there is a café and exhibitions of interesting contemporary art.
* Please note that the walk will be at a moderate pace and will include walking up a gentle incline.