is an area and road in Camberwell
, South London
in the London Borough of Southwark
. The road forms part of the A215
; north of Camberwell Green
it becomes Camberwell Road
; south of Red Post Hill it becomes Herne Hill
. Its postcode is SE5. Nearby streets whose names refer to different aspects of the same topographical feature include Dog Kennel Hill, Champion Hill and Red Post Hill. It marks the edge of the Thames valley plain in this area — from here to the river the land is flat. There are good views across central London from vantage points (e.g. top storey windows) on the top of the hill.
In John Cary
's map of 1786 the area is shown as Dulwich Hill
. The only building apparent is the "Fox under the Hill", on the site of today's "Fox on the Hill" pub. The name of the area was changed to Denmark Hill in honour of the husband of Queen Anne
, Prince George of Denmark
, who lived there.
The area is home of the Maudsley Hospital
and King's College Hospital
, and also of Ruskin Park, named after John Ruskin
who once lived nearby. The Institute of Psychiatry
is based behind the Maudsley Hospital, a school of King's College London
. The college also has a hall of residence in Champion Hill.
The Salvation Army
's William Booth Memorial Training College on Champion Park, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott
, was completed in 1932: it towers over South London. It... Read More