Streets of London: Walworth Road, SE1

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    (click to enlarge) A Library B Primary School
    C Georgian square D Period house

    There is an interesting variety of food outlets, including a specialist Chinese supermarket, highly praised Chinese restaurant Dragon Castle (No 114; 020 7277 3388), Mixed Blessings Caribbean Bakery (No 12-14 Camberwell Rd; 020 7703 9433) and popular old-fashioned pizzeria La Luna (No 380; 020 7277 1991). Most of the pubs around here are old-fashioned boozers, like The Red Lion at No 367-369.

    Down towards Burgess Park, Walworth Road officially becomes Camberwell Road. The difference is nominal, except that on the side streets you’ll find surprisingly pretty conservation areas of period housing. Roads like Grosvenor Terrace, Urlwin Street and Liverpool Grove are calm, leafy paradises. A whole period house with three bedrooms might typically sell for around £400,000, while £220,000 upwards would get you a one-bedroom flat in a similar property. Sutherland Square is stunning and much sought after. Properties frequently come up here, and there are still bargains on the market (we found a gorgeous three-bedroom period flat under offer for £295,000). Along the road at the top of Grosvenor Terrace there is a new luxury development (prices are around £400,000 for a two- or three-bedroom flat).

    Proximity to central London (you could walk to Waterloo in 20 minutes) makes the area very in-demand for renting, so prices aren’t exceptionally cheap. A three-bedroom period property is around £300-£375 a week. Studios are rare, but one-bedroom period flats go for around £200 a week.

    Estate Agents

    Barnard Marcus 315 Kennington Rd, SE11 (020 7735 0922).Daniel Cobb Kennington Lane, SE11 (020 7735 9510).Field and Sons 319 Kennington Rd, SE11 (020 7840 0666).K & O Properties 182 Walworth Rd, SE17 (020 7277 0077).

    Transport

    Close to Elephant and Castle station on the Bakerloo, Northern and Thameslink lines. Half the buses passing through Elephant and Castle go down Walworth Road, including the 12, 35, 148, 168, 468 and P5.

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