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There's never a dull day in this South East London suburb

"The revival of the Arts scene in Camberwell makes this area a very exciting place to be..."

Nadia Amzert

"One of the world's foremost art and design institutions, Camberwell College of Arts symbolises the area's vibrant arts and culture scene..."

Michael Schult

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

Michael Schult

What is your favourite place?

Where do Peckham locals go?


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

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.

The Melange

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

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!

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.


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

The Begging Bowl

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

Lucas Gardens

Lucas Gardens is a tranquil spot for whiling away a lazy Sunday.

South London Gallery

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


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

Southwark Park

Between Canada Water and Old Kent Road, Southwark Park is a peaceful spot with a café and an art gallery.

Grand Union

The snug at the back of this quirky bar has been the venue of many birthdays and 6 nations parties (watching Wales winning two grand slams there!)

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...

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Why not explore the nearby areas of South Bermondsey, Nunhead, New Cross, Peckham Rye, Bermondsey, Camberwell, Deptford, Rotherhithe, Elephant and Castle and Wapping

What do you love about Peckham?

Why do you find Peckham a great place to live?


"Peckham and particularly Bellenden Road has an array of cafes and amazing restaurants. "

August 2015

Local resident

"I love all the arty new spaces opening up around Peckham 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

Local resident

"I like everything in Peckham!"

October 2013


What do you like about Peckham?

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"Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick in the Wall' features vocals from the pupils of what is now known as The City of London Academy in Islington."

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Child-friendly activities near Peckham

Peckham Library Sing-Song

Peckham Library
Come along for a sing-song, for under fives, every Monday at 2pm to 2.30pm Website

All Saints Toddler Group

All Saints Church
Children hold a special place at All Saints, and as a result a lot of time is dedicated to their well being and committed so that no child feels left out. As a result, there are various activities, groups, and special events which take place over the course of the year. All events and activities are made possible by our brilliant team of people who volunteer their time and energy to make them happen! Website

EPCC Dad and Me (2nd Sat of the month)

East Peckham Children Centre
A monthly play session for fathers and male carers and their children. Website

Ann Bernadt Baby Massage

Ann Bernadt Children's Centre
Drop in sessions to learn and practise how to massage your baby. Website

Ann Bernadt Cook and Eat (2nd & 4th Wed of month)

Ann Bernadt Children's Centre
Come along with your toddler and cook exciting and healthy dishes. Date: Second and fourth Wednesday of every month Website

Peckham Library Bookstart Session

Peckham Library
For children under 5, parents and carers at venues across Southwark. Bookstart sessions operate at term time only. We enable children to learn through play, stories and rhyme and encourage parents and carers to play with their child during the sessions. Website

Peckham Rye Childminders Group

Peckham Rye Play Room
Childminders are welcome to attend with their children, meet the local coordinator and network with other childminders from the area. Date: Fourth Wednesday of every month. Website
  1. About Peckham

    Peckham is a district in south London, located in the London Borough of Southwark. It is situated 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south-east of Charing Cross. The main shopping street is Rye Lane and the large Peckham Rye Park is nearby.

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