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The Bishop

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.

The Beer Shop

The Beer Shop

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

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

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

The Begging Bowl

The Begging Bowl

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

PeckhamPlex

PeckhamPlex

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

Petitou

Petitou

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

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.

Ganapati

Ganapati

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

The Melange

The Melange

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

Babette

Babette

Lovely food, wine and cocktails in a gorgeous French bistro housed in a converted pub in the heart of Nunhead.

Peckham Rye Park

Peckham Rye Park

It's historic nature - being the remains of an ancient Medieval forest where King John hunted deer!

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.

Peckham Library

Peckham Library

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

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.

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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 Walworth

"The Nun's Head pub in Nunhead Green is so named as it stands on the site of a nunnery which was demolished, and the poor abbess lost her head and had it displayed on a pole!"

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

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

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

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  1. 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.

  2. 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 =)

  3. 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

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Child-friendly activities near Peckham Rye

IAIM Baby Massage

The Clock House
IAIM baby massage classes are taught by our qualified CIMIs in a relaxed and welcoming environment. They offer a wonderful opportunity to experience how to communicate with your baby through nurturing touch and massage strokes. Our instructors deliver the most comprehensive and the highest standard of classes currently available in the UK. You will be shown how to adapt the strokes for your baby's individual needs and your growing child. The emphasis and focus is on sensitive and enjoyable interaction between the parent/carer and the baby, so that you gain a deeper understanding of your baby's behaviour, unique language and cues. Website

Jelly Belly

Goose Green Clinic
Using a mixture of standing, seated and floor work, Pregnancy Fit aims to work the whole body using light resistance and props. This class will pay special attention to posture, core and breathing and allow you to become more in tune with your changing body. A lot of women are unsure of what they can and can't do when it comes to exercise during pregnancy so this class aims to give women the confidence to keep active by doing exercise that will support the body and prepare you for birth and beyond. Website

Postnatal Yoga

Goose Green Clinic
Designed to bring you 'back together' after birth using yoga breathing, toning, strengthening, stretching and relaxing techniques. You needn't have done any yoga before, including prenatal yoga, to benefit from these classes. Classes are suitable for women following a satisfactory six or eight week check, and for babies up to crawling. Babies are incorporated into the class with songs, movement and lots of cuddles, but the main focus of the class is on YOU. Drop-in £10, six classes £48 to be used within eight weeks of purchase. 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

Gymboree

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

All-In-One Fridays

East Dulwich Community Centre
Activities provided by Tippee Toes and Tea Dance for Little People including soft play fun, creative crafts, music workshop, visual arts, storytelling and refreshments. Activities repeated throughout so latecomers won't miss out! £7.00 per child / £3.00 per sibling / £4.00 under 12 months, FREE for under 6 months. Website

Peckham Rye Arts and Crafts

Peckham Rye Children's Playroom
Must complete an application form. Please bring proof of address and telephone number to receive a card with a unique membership number. There are some costs associated with using toy libaries. Lending: First Monday of every month: 10:00 - 12:00 Sensory Session: Third Tuesday of every month: 10:00 - 12:00 Website

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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