Walworth area guide
Regeneration is far from a new phenomenon in London: the Victorians, in particular, were big on getting the Capital’s streets to align with new prosperity and growing aspirations. Walworth was one of the few places south of the River Thames that was integral to these plans and it’s an upward trend that continues to this day. Despite some misguided post war attempts at social housing and traffic management, there remains, in Walworth, a substantial architectural legacy of neat Georgian terraces and attractive Victorian brickwork with period conversions being immensely popular.
The streets that lead from London, Southwark and Waterloo bridges all converge around the Elephant & Castle intersection and it is here where UK developers have put down solid, forward-thinking roots. By repurposing both defunct social housing and commercial space, they have created a vibrant new quarter around Elephant Park that is eminently suited for fast travel into the West End and the City. A vibrant culture of restaurants, parks and independent shops has been preserved and merged with new amenities and first-class accommodation. Apartments in these developments compare well with those found in Docklands and have contributed to a chain of prosperity that stretches down Walworth Road towards Camberwell which is also undergoing something of a revival.
Transport options centre around the Elephant & Castle area which boasts two Underground stations that run services to Central London via the Northern and Bakerloo Lines, respectively.