Burgess Park is a public park situated in the London Borough of Southwark, in an area between Camberwell to the west, Walworth to the north, Bermondsey to the east and Peckham to the south. At 56ha, it is one of the largest parks in South London.Unlike most other parks in London, Burgess Park was carved out of a highly built-up area of the city. Virtually all the land now occupied by the park was previously housing, industry and transport infrastructure. The idea for Burgess Park came out of the 1943 Abercrombie plan for open spaces in London, and the land has been gradually assembled and landscaped over the subsequent decades, first by the London County Council, then the Greater London Council, and since the mid-1980s, the London Borough of Southwark. An important stage in the construction of the park was the closure of the Grand Surrey Canal in the early 1970s, which terminated at Addington Wharf on Walworth Road. The Canal served the Surrey Commercial Docks, and the area near Camberwell was full of 19th century streets, houses and industrial buildings (including a ginger beer factory), many of which had suffered heavy bomb damage during WWII. The stretch of canal now incorporated in the Park is the site of Camberwell Wharf, which was virtually straight. Other land incorporated in the park was occupied by housing. While some of this housing was in poor condition, a lot of perfectly serviceable homes were demolished to build the park, and this has resulted in strong local feelings about the park.
This lovely well-kept pub has a good range of lagers, as well as favourites such as John Smiths, Guiness and Courage Best. There's lots going on with Sky Sports & BT Sport showing all major sports. Live music every Sunday afternoon & a well stocked jukebox
Beer is our passion. That's why, as our name suggests, our craft ales are true to the four key ingredients of beer: yeast, hops, malt and water. Nothing else.
Fourpure is a London based craft brewery producing internationally inspired speciality ales.
A Universal Space dedicated to developing an union between art and people
Moving to new premises
We are here to provide an alternative venue for what's FRESH & NEW, thus being a forefront stage for various forms of artistic passion in modern and classical styles.
Gallery is open for any ideas, no matter whether you paint, write or even swallow swords please feel free to contact us to allow us to assist in you visibility by providing you performing & exhibition space and promotion.
We also rent space for events, workshops and just about anything you can think of.
So make sure to bring yourself down to one of our regular events for a wonderful day/evening, or just pop in for a social during our regular opening hours...
We now have a Fully Licensed Bar
We are also licensed for music, film, theatre and performance event
Gas Art & Design represents Artists & Designers, specialising in print, pattern and process as a theme.
We consign, commission and publish editions of work by Artists and Designers, producing small editions of 2d and 3d work in metal, slate, mirror, glass, silk, leather, wood and printed works on paper. We also deal in original works. We work closely with our Artists and Designers to discuss the materials, process and outcome of their work.
Emphasis is placed on the processes that are involved, with our Artists experimenting with and combining both traditional and modern methods to create their work.
We also showcase limited edition products, including tableware, wallpaper and other home products which are in development.
Old Kent Road Distance: 1.4 miTourist Information Old Kent Road London, United Kingdom SE1 - SE15
Old Kent Road is a major thoroughfare in South East London, England, passing through the London Borough of Southwark. It was originally part of an ancient trackway that was paved by the Romans and used by the Anglo-Saxons who named it Wæcelinga Stræt (Watling Street). It is now part of the A2, a major road from London to Dover. The road was important in Roman times linking London to the coast at Richborough and Dover via Canterbury. It was a route for pilgrims in the Middle Ages as portrayed in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, when Old Kent Road was known as Kent Street. The route was used by soldiers returning from the Battle of Agincourt.In the 16th century, St Thomas-a-Watering on Old Kent Road was a place where religious dissenters and those found guilty of treason were publicly hanged. The road was rural in nature and several coaching inns were built alongside it. In the 19th century it acquired the name Old Kent Road and several industrial premises were set up to close to the Surrey Canal and a major business, the Metropolitan Gas Works was developed. In the 20th century, older property was demolished for redevelopment and Burgess Park was created. The Old Kent Road Baths opened around 1905 had Turkish and Russian bath facilities. In the 21st century, several retail parks and premises typical of out-of-town development have been built beside it while public houses have been redeveloped for other purposes.