If I may take a break from my usual homophobic, racist and scatological posts for a moment…
Today’s Evening Standard ‘Homes & Property’ supplement has an article on Camberwell — or a CAMBERWELL SPECIAL, as the posters outside Denmark Hill put it.
The emphasis seems to be on people who want to invest in the area, rather than live in it; consistently referred to as ‘edgy’, the focus is on the relatively cheap prices of Georgian housing stock in the area; I say relatively, because the properties listed go for between £435,000 and £899,950.
The artistic side is played up, with mentions of the South London and GX Galleries, and the middle-class aspect is brought firmly to the fore. There are passing mentions of street crime and population diversity, but this is aimed solely for Standard readers — and you can’t really blame them for knowing their market.
No references to being under-invested and overlooked by the Council, unfortunately; and I’d take issue with Burgess Park being described as ‘leafy’. Otherwise, about what I’d have expected.