Walworth is today a central district in the London Borough of Southwark. Walworth probably derives its name from the Old English "Wealhworth" which meant Welsh (British) farm. For centuries, before the city of London engulfed it, it was part of the parish of Camberwell, in Surrey. It is the birthplace of the famous poet, Robert Browning.
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.