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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.



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



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!

Peckham Library

Peckham Library

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

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

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

The Beer Shop

The Beer Shop

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

The Begging Bowl

The Begging Bowl

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

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.

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.

South London Gallery

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.

Lucas Gardens

Lucas Gardens

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



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

The Rose

The Rose

This pub in New Cross has a great beer garden and serves a great Sunday roast.

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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

"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."

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

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Camberwell's residential streets are monopolised by elegant period properties and mature trees that heighten the area's family appeal.

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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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What locals say about Peckham

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

  2. 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.

  3. I like everything in Peckham!

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Child-friendly activities near Peckham

Ann Bernadt Music and Movement

Ann Bernadt Nursery School
At Ann Bernadt Nursery, we realise how important it is for parents to take an active role in the development of their children. Using songs to help your child understand language and to improve their speech is a wonderful way that parents can interact and teach at the same time, and also have alot of fun along the way. 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 Sing-Song

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

Music Club

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

The Grove Baby Club

The Grove Children Centre
Sessions with toys to explore and rhymes to sing. Term time only. Website

Mini Music

Mini Music: with parent or carer: singing, musical games, storytelling, baby percussion, sound exploration. Website

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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