Gables Close, Camberwell
One bed, high-ceilinged first floor apartment of 485 square feet with buckets of character, within an iconic Camberwell landmark: St. Giles Tower.
Originally serving as part of the Infirmary, the historic Victorian building was converted into 18 smart properties in 1990 (the main hospital building has also been converted into residential units).
Camberwell Church Street/Peckham Road is a three minute walk for buses to Oval and Elephant & Castle tube stations and beyond. Or walk 15-20 minutes for Denmark Hill or Peckham Rye stations. The flat has its own designated parking space. Leasehold.
Up to the first floor and open your front door into a generous hall where you’re greeted by those mighty-high ceilings. Off to your right is the big reception room which is triple(!) aspect and boasts seven individual timber framed windows. Pale carpets, pale walls and bespoke Roman blinds to the four longer windows are welcome decisions here.
Straight ahead from the hall is the independent kitchen that’s a simple white fitted one taking two walls, with large casement window and white walls.
Next door is the recently-renovated bathroom with over bath shower and contemporary suite and fittings.
The bedroom’s next up - a quirky, carpeted, six-walled number; with three windows to two of those. It’s painted in a tasty navy that pays respect to the period and grandeur of the building.
This is a surprisingly green spot for its well-connected location. Brunswick Park is your local, with popular tennis courts. You can also stroll to Lucas Gardens and Ruskin Park. Burgess and Peckham Rye Parks are just a little further, and there’s a popular weekly Farmers’ Market on Camberwell Green (Saturdays, 10am-2pm).
At the top of the road, you land on Camberwell Church Street - the continuation of Peckham Road. So at your feet are the popular buzzy centres of both Camberwell and Peckham. We recommend highly: South London Gallery, The Camberwell Arms, Hermits Cave, Silk Road, The Crooked Well and Theo’s (for pizza and panuozzo).
Some Peckham treats of note are Peckham Levels, rooftop bars (Frank’s Cafe and Forza Wine), The Begging Bowl and Artusi. Local leisure options include Camberwell Leisure Centre on Artichoke Place and Zen Yoga Studio on Camberwell Grove. Also Butterfly Tennis Club (also on CG). For more options, Brixton, Herne Hill, Dulwich, New Cross and Deptford are but a bus ride away.
- Tenure: Leasehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900