SE5 London postcode: resident reviews reveal all

Myatt's Fields Park in the SE5 London postcode

Is SE5, London a nice place to live? Does it suit your interests and lifestyle? HomeViews Streets is a new site where people can rate and review postcodes across London. By basing scores and comments on specific categories, it’s crystal clear what locals really think about the transport options, the calibre of the area’s shops and restaurants, and so much more. Read on to get the lowdown on SE5.

What area in London is SE5?

The SE5 postcode covers Camberwell, Denmark Hill, Southampton Way Estate, and Peckham. The area is run by the Lambeth and Southwark local authorities in South East London.

What zone is SE5 in?

SE5 is in London Zone 2. SE11 (Lambeth) and SE17 (Elephant & Castle and Walworth) adjoin the postcode to the north, with SE22 (East Dulwich) and SE24 (Herne Hill) to the south. SE15 (Nunhead and Peckham) lies to the east, while SW9 (Brixton and Stockwell) is found to the west of the SE5 postcode.

What are SE5’s transport connections like?

At the heart of SE5, two major roads connecting South East London intersect in the centre of Camberwell. The A202 and the A215 provides routes towards Peckham, Brixton, Elephant & Castle and Dulwich. The main station in SE5 is Denmark Hill, which provides Nation Rail and London Overground services. SE5 is also well served by London bus routes.

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What else should I know?

So, is SE5 your dream location? HomeViews Streets asks residents to score the transport, amenities and community, as well as inviting them to share their thoughts on the overall area. These in-depth reviews can help you decide if you’ll fit into the local culture or should set your sights elsewhere.

We have curated a few examples for you below. You can find more by clicking through to the main site. Just leave a review of your own postcode to unlock all our insider knowledge.

SE5, London resident reviews

“Denmark Hill is a lovely place”

HomeViews Area Guides

See also the area guides on related areas below for HomeViews information. These pages include the top-rated new developments in the area and reviews by residents.


Southwark is nestled on the South Bank of the Thames, and among its luxury riverside apartments and ultra-modern offices, are some of London’s biggest icons. This area is rich in culture, architecture and entertainment, charming millions of visitors (and residents) each year. For the Read more about Southwark


Lambeth occupies a prime South London location close to some of the capital’s biggest attractions, but not so close it’s packed with tourists. It stretches from the Thames’ South Bank and ends just beyond the residential areas of Streatham and Norwood. Read on to Read more about Lambeth

What is HomeViews?

HomeViews provides verified resident reviews of the UK’s housing developments. We’re working with developers, house builders, operators, housing associations and the Government to recognise high performers and help improve standards in the built environment.

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