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Lucas Gardens

Lucas Gardens

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

PeckhamPlex

PeckhamPlex

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

Grand Union

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!)

Petitou

Petitou

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

Peckham Springs

Peckham Springs

Thursday is the new Friday night! Peckham Springs under Peckham Rye Station is a food and drinks venue in an art gallery space.

South London Gallery

South London Gallery

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

K & K Butchers and Grocers

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 Begging Bowl

The Begging Bowl

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

The Oval Lounge

The Oval Lounge

Under new management, it is good value for money and we have confidence in taking friends there. They serve excellent light lunches and suppers.

Frank's Cafe

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 Gantry

The Gantry

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

Good Thymes Supper Club

Good Thymes Supper Club

A monthly supper club inside someone's home in Ladywell, where local people come to meet and taste some good home-cooked food. Every month there's a different theme.

The Melange

The Melange

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

Telegraph Hill Park

Telegraph Hill Park

The park with a view! Enjoy a picnic with a landscape of the most beautiful city line. #TelegraphHillPark

The Beer Shop

The Beer Shop

Lovely little craft beer micro pub with great music, staff and beer!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Camberwell, Stockwell, Kennington, Elephant and Castle, Herne Hill, Peckham, Vauxhall, Brixton, Peckham Rye and Clapham North

"Camberwell College of Arts was established in 1898 and boasts famous graduates such as illustrator Quentin Blake, interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and actor Tim Roth."

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

Surrounded by increasingly trendy bars and coffee shops, Camberwell retains value for money with a surging cultural scene...

Jennifer Purchase

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

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After a warm up together, each week includes a singing session, a drumming session and a tuned percussion and/or guitar session for every child in a smaller group, before coming back together for whole group singing or playing at the end of the session. This allows children to explore breathing and vocal techniques, rhythm work, instruments (especially percussion), working as a group and individually, listening skills, improvisation and composition. Website

Mulberry Centre Messy Play


Messy Play invites children under 5 with their parents for hand -on sessions involving art, crafts and lots of messy fun, indoors and in the garden. Sessions are coordinated by Loughborough Children's Centre. Website

Ann Bernadt Baby Massage

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

Mulberry Centre Stay and Play


Children under 5 and their parents and carers are invited to join stay and play sessions provided by Lambeth CYPS team and led by Lambeth staff. Sessions include indoor and outdoor play. Website

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