Walworth

Corner bodegas and casual pubs make up Walworth's city-savvy conveniences.

Walworth’s inner-city location doesn’t guarantee the same urban atmosphere as its central London counterparts. Brick flats and unobtrusive apartment buildings center on the neighborhood’s congested main thoroughfare, Walworth Road. Corner bodegas, grocery markets, and casual pubs line the avenue, and Walworth is continually adding to its cadre of city conveniences. Transit is simple in the neighborhood—buses traverse Walworth Road and the Elephant and Castle tube station is nearby.

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On the Map

Walworth is within LB of Southwark and bordered by Peckham, Kennington, Southwark, Herne Hill, Stockwell, Camberwell, Bermondsey, and LB of Lambeth

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Easy

The London Eye: 21 minutes on the tube
The Tower of London: 31 minutes on the tube
Heathrow Airport: 90 minutes on the tube
Gatwick Airport: 70 minutes by tube and train
Kings Cross: 30 minutes on the table
National Gallery: 26 minutes on the tube

Urban Conveniences In a Central Location

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Hungry for breakfast or looking for a bank? Walworth Road's butchers, bakers, and bankers can help.

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Walworth brims with city conveniences.

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From the corner store to the corner bus stop, the neighborhood's unfinished appearance makes no apologies.

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It works for Walworth.

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Walworth's East Street Market

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The neighborhood supports a daily market.

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Fabric, fish, fresh produce.

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It's all here.

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Many of the locals are here, too.

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Wigs and Tailors

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In Walworth, wigs reign supreme.

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Barber shops, wig stores, and tailors tuck into Walworth's petite commercial spaces.

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Commuting Into Central London

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Have ten minutes to spare? Take the tube at Elephant & Castle to the core of London. Or the Overground to London Bridge.

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Five major roads converge in Walworth's roundabout.

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Underneath the neighborhood's transit circles, enterprising citizens repurpose underpasses as street markets.

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Trunk up for good luck.

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It's true you know.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Oliver Knight is a freelance photographer who divides his time between two bases in Paris and London. Upon graduation from Camberwell College of the Arts he began shooting for a number of editorial clients. A decade later he has harboured numerous long standing professional relationships regularly shooting editorial features for magazines, travel guides and inflight publications. When not behind the camera he enjoys cycles along the French coast and watching the world go by from his favourite cafe terraces with a cup of tea close at hand.

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