Category: Walworth

Aylesbury Estate, SE17

The Aylesbury Estate is a vast housing development in Walworth.

Eltham Street, SE17

Eltham Street was once part of the most densely populated part of London with no open space at all and counting 249 people per acre in St Johns Ward.

East Street Market

East Street Market (sometimes known locally as ’The Lane’ or ’East Lane’) is a street market in Walworth.

East Street, SE17

East Street, famous for its market, is likely to have been the birthplace of Charlie Chaplin, although no birth certificate exists.


This page lists streets, the histories of which are largely gleaned from the Conservation Area documents of the London Borough of Southwark: Abbey Street, SE1 Addington Square, SE5 Alma Grove, SE1 Amelia Street, SE17 Anchor Terrace, SE1 The Angel (Rotherhithe) The Angel (Waterloo) Austral Street, SE11 Ayres Street, SE1 Balaclava Road, SE1 (Old) Barge House …

Continue reading

London – South of the Thames : Chapter VII

Chapter VI London – South of the Thames by Sir Walter Besantt Chapter VIII This is a digitised copy of the book “London – South of the Thames” by Sir Walter Besant Published in London by Adam & Charles Black (1912) CHAPTER VII WALWORTH This manor, mentioned in Domesday Book as Walearde, and then comprising some …

Continue reading