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A quiet suburb with pretty roads and period appeal

"New Cross is as arty and cultural as Shoreditch and Soho, but with a strong South London identity..."

Chris Venter

"There's such a buzz around Goldsmiths University..12 minutes to Charing Cross, easy road connections to Essex and property that provides excellent value..."

Chris Venter

"The views from Nunhead Station is spectacular on a clear day - you can see all the way to Canary Wharf."

Chris Venter

What is your favourite place?

Where do Nunhead locals go?

The Gantry

This delightful restaurant and bar is cosy inside during the winter, yet there's an amazing garden for the summer months.

Jam Circus

A quirky pub that serves good food. It's also child friendly during the day.

Brockley Market

Award-winning, bustling market selling seasonal produce and delicious street food.

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

Where every good night ends...Peckham's pool club open 24/7!

K & K Butchers and Grocers

On the corner of Choumert Road and Rye Lane there is K&K Butchers, which sells fresh produce, meats, fish, fruits and vegetables.


One of the cheapest cinemas in London at only £4.99 a ticket - all day, every day!

Frank's Cafe

Frank's Café in Peckham is a really cool bar with amazing views of London on the top of a multi-storey car park.


A lovely family-friendly café just off Bellenden Road that serves tasty homemade food.

The Begging Bowl

Thai street food with a tapas approach - a relaxed and friendly buzz, especially on the weekend.

The Melange

A handmade chocolate shop and café that serves fantastic hot chocolate!

Peckham Library

For when you need a mental workout, Peckham Library is open throughout the week, including Sundays!


A fantastic South Indian restaurant at the Peckham end of Bellenden Road.

The Bishop

A superb way to spend your evening, this newly refurbished pub in the heart of East Dulwich is the perfect place for celebrating with a cheeky champagne or two.


Arguably the best kebab on Lordship Lane! It's hard to break the habit of going every day for lunch...

Le Chardon

Proper French food, an interesting 1880s Grade II listed interior and a piece of local history, as it used to be a David Greig shop. Put your handbag on the marble shelves and try the lobster, bouillabaisse or coq au vin and wash it down with a fabulous wine choice. I always have a good meal here.

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What do you love about Nunhead?

Why do you find Nunhead a great place to live?


"Nunhead has got to be the best place to live if you want to be close to the city, close to lots of green spaces, and close to lovely pubs and shops. Nunhead has a real mix of people with newcomers keeping the area vibrant. Sunday lunch at the Ivy House Pub with a jazz big band is a must!"

December 2014


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"Peckham once boasted many orchards and gardens - local produce included melons, figs and grapes!"

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Child-friendly activities near Nunhead

The Nature Bug

Telegraph Hill Centre
The Nature Bug sessions are classroom based but there are regular opportunities each half term for some practical outdoor field work and some wildlife visits! Class sizes are restricted so that each child has the opportunity to participate fully in the sessions and can be given individual attention by the session leader. Website

Peckham Rye Stay and Play

Peckham Rye Play Room
Fun filled activity sessions to stimulate the minds of young children and to help parents to become actively involved in their children's lives. Website

Rye Oak Stay and Play

Rye Oak Primary School and Children’s Centre
An informal drop in session for you and your child to play and relax. Term time only. Website

Ivydale Bookstart

Ivydale Primary School
Sing songs and rhymes, make music, play with puppets and toys and join in story telling. Website

Rye Oak Bookstart

Rye Oak Primary School and Children’s Centre
A weekly drop in session providing opportunities to sing songs and rhymes,play with puppets and join in with story telling. There are lots of toys to play with and you can borrow books and story sacks. Website

Ivydale Dad Stay and Play (every other Sat from 25/1)

Ivydale Children’s Centre
Do not miss this opportunity to play with your child/children and meet other dads/male carers!!! Painting, singing, drawing, fun activities. Website

Mini Movers

The Ivy House Pub
An action packed dance class exploring different dance styles to popular music and funky nursery rhymes. Dance for boys and girls is great exercise, good for developing coordination, rhythm, balance and most importantly lots of FUN! Website
  1. About Nunhead

    Nunhead is an area in the London Borough of Southwark. It is an inner-city suburb located 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of Charing Cross. It is the location of the 52 acres (0.21 km2) Nunhead Cemetery. Gibbon Road is the location of Nunhead Station. The station is located on the line from Blackfriars to Sevenoaks and Victoria to Dartford. Nunhead has some fine examples of late Victorian/early Edwardian properties that can be seen on both Carden Road and Tresco Road.

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