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
Frank's Café – A great view of London's Skyline, great to grab a cocktail or beer and watch the sun go down
Canavan's – Pool Hall located in the Bussey Building showcasing underground DJs
Peckham Springs – Located beneath Peckham Rye station, Peckham Springs has a trendy drinks menu, happy hour and locals night
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
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).