Walworth is an inner-city district in the London Borough of Southwark. Walworth probably derives its name from the Old English "Wealhworth" which meant Welsh (British) farm. It is located south east of Charing Cross and near to Camberwell and Elephant and Castle.
The major streets in Walworth are the Old Kent Road, New Kent Road and Walworth Road. It once had a common surrounded by streets with houses on one side, the Common on the other. This whole area is now covered by housing.