The Camberwell area is a mixture of relatively affluent housing, combined with poorer communities living in cheaper housing such as tower blocks. The ethnic mix includes a large proportion of black people, especially those of Caribbean and Nigerian descent, as well as a number of immigrants of middle eastern origin.
The crossroads at the centre of Camberwell is the site of Camberwell Green, a very small area of common land. Unfortunately, on the green it is impossible to ignore the nearby passing traffic.
The area is popular with students, due to the Camberwell college of Art on Peckham Road Nearest places: