Borough of Southwark

Peckham Rye is located in the London Borough of Southwark, and it is bordered by East Dulwich, Camberwell, Forest Hill, Brockley, New Cross and Bermondsey. It was voted by The Sunday Times' as the most desirable place to live in London 2017. A £290m re-generation plan took place in the early 2000s.


Did you know?
  • The oldest surviving building in Peckham is 2 Woods Road, built in 1690.
  • Peckham was once firmly associated with the deprivation and British sitcom 'Only Fools And Horses'.


Look out for

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts' – This drama school will find a new home in Peckham from September 2018

Peckham Levels – An old multi-storey car park made into an events venue, with a yoga studio, live music event space, kids play area, street food, bars and cafes

Bussey Building – A creative space home to all sorts of activities, communal working space, Copeland Gallery, a rooftop cinema and bar

Peckhamplex – An affordable cinema in Peckham, showing blockbuster movies

Peckham Rye Park – This beautiful park has open grassland and woodland, children's play park, and a park run

MOCA (Museum Of Contemporary Art) – Exhibition space showcasing established and up and coming artists

The Yard Peckham – Home to CrossFit Peckham



Bellenden Road has many nice independent shops and restaurants and is a nice area away from the centre of Peckham. Rye Lane hosts many fruit and vegetable shops, general stores and more. Aylesham Shopping Centre is in Peckham town centre has many shops including a Morrisons and shopping arcade.



The Begging Bowl – An authentic Thai restaurant named after the traditional Thai ‘Begging Bowl’ carried by Buddhists

Banh Banh – Vietnamese street food run by five siblings, with recipes originating from their Grandma

Mr Bao – Taiwanese Bao restaurant specialising in steamed buns

Peckham Bazaar – Charcoal grilled Eastern Mediterranean food

Pedler – A small neighbourhood restaurant serving a range of food and little bird gin cocktails

Made of Dough – Well known pizzeria and eat in restaurant

The Blackbird Bakery – Cafe with a few locations in London, serving great brunch and coffee

Coal Rooms – Food focusing around their charcoal grill and oven

Manze's Eel & Pie House – London's oldest Pie and Mash shop serving traditional Pie, Eels and Liquor

Kudu - a family-run group restaurants, cocktail & wine bar, gallery and private dining room



Frank's Café – A great view of London's Skyline, great to grab a cocktail or beer and watch the sun go down

Bar Story – An arty venue serving cocktails, beers and wine

Four Quarters – Retro arcade bar which serves craft ale

Brick Brewery – A Tap Room which serves their own branded beers, all of which one man started brewing in his shed

John The Unicorn – Trendy bar and restaurant specialising in craft beers and real ales

Beer Rebellion – Serving craft beer from all over London, they also welcome you to bring your own takeaways in to enjoy with their beer

The Victoria Inn – Pub and boutique hotel with stylish interiors



Housing in the area is mostly a mixture of Victorian and Georgian terraced housing with post-war ex-local authority blocks built mainly in bomb sites. There are also many newly built apartment blocks. Some sought after areas include Holly Grove conservation area, Nunhead Village, Peckham North, and Peckham Rye.



Peckham Rye (and Queens Road) to London Bridge in 10 minutes

Peckham Rye (and Nunhead) to London Victoria in 14 minutes


Other Transport

There are many bus routes around Peckham Rye including the number 37 (to Putney), 343 (to City Hall), 63 (King’s Cross), 484 (to Lewisham) and 12 (to Oxford Circus).


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