"East Street market is an ecclectic mix of different things that can be bought really cheap. Walworth is a unknown tourist delight which has plenty of history and worth visiting if you are a tourist. Historically Walworth was owned by Church of Canterbury, and used to have corn fields. Michael Faraday who invented electricity was born there, and the primary school Michael Faraday was named after him and is close to East street Market. Historically Walworth was part of Surrey until London expanded. Original London pre-mediavael times was very small and only included the land between Tower Bridge and not even as far as Westminister.
The SouthLondonGuide website gives more information about the history of Walworth (and other areas in South London) and is a delight to read."