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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!

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.

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.

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.

Babette

Babette

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

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

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

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.

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!

The Beer Shop

The Beer Shop

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

Peckham Library

Peckham Library

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

South London Gallery

South London Gallery

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

East Dulwich Picturehouse and Café

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...

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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

"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!"

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

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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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  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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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

Bea's Baby Bop

Rye Books
Drop in music classes for babies and toddlers! 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

The Little Disco Company

East Dulwich Tavern
The little disco is a cool day time disco for parents and their under 7s. Ticket price includes one adult and one child A fun and entertaining alternative to other scheduled weekend activities, and one which you can enjoy together as a family. Go crazy swirling and twirling your little ones around the dance floor and show them how you get down to the latest pop tunes and those retro disco classics that you love to dance to (go on, admit it!) If you're a bit rusty and need to warm up before you really show the kids how its done, then the licensed bar will provide you with a little help. Have a drink and socialise with the other big kids while you watch the little kids go crazy on the dance floor from a safe distance. It has also proven to be a great meet up place for small groups of friends. As well as a live DJ playing dance floor fillers and kids favourites there will be other boredom busting activities such as balloons, bubbles, games and competitions, prizes and giveaways, as well as child friendly drinks and snacks to complete this fun packed afternoon.The little disco is a cool day time disco for parents and their under 7s. Ticket price includes one adult and one child Website

Street Dance-EOS School

East Dulwich Community Centre
Our classes offer children the chance of expressing their personality through dance and movement. We firmly believe enjoyment to be a pre-requisite to move to any further stage. Children showing talent, desire and dedication to dance will be subsequently encouraged and guided to pursue a professional career. £65 per term on 1 lesson a week Website

Tippee Toes Music-East Dulwich Community Centre

East Dulwich Community Centre
This class includes action songs, musical instruments, movement props, puppets, colourful laminates, parachute play and oodles of bubbles! It is an extremely lively and interactive class which makes learning fun, whilst teaching the importance of manners, patience, and socialising positively in groups and is a great early introduction into music. Whilst this class is well structured, we are very relaxed and if your little one wants to move about, they are free to do so. 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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