Camberwell Green's Legendary Grocery Shop: Discover the Story of Cruson and Get a Unique London Print

Camberwell Green's Legendary Grocery Shop: Discover the Story of Cruson and Get a Unique London Print

Looking for a unique and unforgettable Camberwell gift idea? Consider a print of Cruson, the beloved grocery shop that has been a local institution in South London for over 50 years. Run by legendary Aris and his family, the original Cruson sadly closed in 2019 so that Aris could enjoy retirement, but it has since reopened under new ownership, much to the delight of the community.

Picking up a Christmas tree from Cruson

Gone but not forgotten!

For those who lived in Camberwell, the sweet and aromatic smell of Cruson followed by a friendly wave from Aris is a memory that will never fade. The shop was open all hours and offered a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, and even Christmas trees during the winter season. Even after moving to nearby Peckham, I and many others continued to make the trip back to Cruson to carry on the tradition of picking out their Christmas tree each year.

Camberwell trio featuring Caravaggio, Cruson and Sophocles by Laura Willis

Tasty eats in Camberwell

Camberwell is a vibrant and multicultural neighbourhood with a strong sense of community spirit, making it well worth a visit. When you stop by the new Cruson, be sure to check out some of the mouth-watering dining options in the area, including Silk Road for tasty and authentic Chinese cuisine, Vineyard for delicious Greek taverna fare, Caravaggio's for hearty Italian dishes with exceptional service, Falafel and Shawarma for cheap and cheerful falafel wraps with a spicy kick, and F M Mangal for fresh and flavorful charcoal-cooked kebabs.

Art print of Cruson by Laura Willis
Art Print of Cruson by Laura Willis

Don't miss out on the chance to bring a piece of Camberwell home with you. Get your own print of the iconic Cruson today and cherish the memories of this beloved local landmark.

To get your own copy of my Cruson painting click here 


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