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Peckham Rye

A locals' guide to Peckham Rye

"Peckham Rye is a vibrant and characterful area that never sleeps, with bustling markets and independent shops."

Michael Schult

"Rye Lane Market is the perfect place to pick up bits and bobs any day of the week."

Jennifer Purchase

"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 Peckham Rye locals go?


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

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.

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.


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

The Melange

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

The Begging Bowl

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

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!

South London Gallery

Contemporary art space with changing exhibitions. It also has a lovely café and art shop.

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

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

Peckham Library

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

East Dulwich Picturehouse and Café

This small cinema serves everything from cakes to meals, cocktails to coffee and screens small independent films alongside Hollywood blockbusters. There are even reclining seats and 'love seats' if that's what you'd prefer...

Yama Momo

Situated in the heart of East Dulwich on Lordship Lane, if you like Japanese food, you have to try Yama Momo. Great atmosphere, food and drinks!


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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Why not explore the nearby areas of Nunhead, East Dulwich, Peckham, Dulwich, Forest Hill, Camberwell, New Cross, Herne Hill, South Bermondsey and Upper Sydenham

What do you love about Peckham Rye?

Why do you find Peckham Rye a great place to live?


"I love Peckham Rye because transport links are great. It takes 20 minutes by bus to get into the centre of London and 15 by train. The shops are great for food shopping and the area is bursting with culture."

February 2015


"There's some really nice cafe's around. Peckham Rye is beautiful in the summer. Great transport links and London's most affordable cinema too =)"

January 2015

Local resident

"I love all the arty new spaces opening up around the Rye Lane station. Fantastic. I hope there are more and more and more coming. From art to breads to cakes to street food to coffee to organic beer. And all close to my flat now"

September 2014


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"Frenchman, Robert Hubert confessed to starting the Great Fire of London and was hanged. However, he wasn't actually in London when the fire started!"

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Child-friendly activities near Peckham Rye

Tippee Toes Baby Class

The Clock House
Our fun, interactive baby music sessions include fun warm up exercises, action songs, percussion instruments, movement props, puppets, parachute and bubbles. We try to make every baby and their carer feel welcome and part of the class. Come along and learn all those traditional action songs that have long been forgotten. Help pass them down to your little ones so that it continues through the generations. Join in and be inspired by some of the newer action songs too. Even if you feel you are not a great singer, your baby will LOVE the sound of your voice! Music is a wonderful activity to be incorporated into your every day lives 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 Books Storytime

Rye Books
Children's Storytime Tuesdays & Fridays at 11am Ages baby - 4 yrs. Website


Peckham Rye
At Gymboree the focus is on encouraging and nurturing your baby in every aspect of their development, with you right by their side. They offer a variety of fun and sensory led classes for newborns - 3.5 yrs. Activities are movement based encouraging both mental and physical development. 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

Rye Oak Childminders

Rye Oak Primary School
A drop in for childminders and their minded children. Join in with activities, songs and games. Term time only. Website
  1. About Peckham Rye

    Peckham Rye is an open space and road in the London Borough of Southwark in London. The roughly triangular open space, managed by Southwark Council, consists of two congruent areas, with Peckham Rye Common to the north and Peckham Rye Park to the south. The road Peckham Rye forms the western and eastern perimeter of the open space. Peckham Rye railway station on Rye Lane is a short distance north of the open space in Peckham. To the east is Nunhead, to the south is Honor Oak and to the west is East Dulwich. There are several key roads that lead to the park including Barry road and Friern road. Barry Road connects the Rye with Dulwich library while Friern Road is named after a friary that once existed.

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