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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.

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.

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 Beer Shop

The Beer Shop

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

Babette

Babette

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

Petitou

Petitou

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

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

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

Ganapati

Ganapati

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

The Begging Bowl

The Begging Bowl

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

Lucas Gardens

Lucas Gardens

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

The Melange

The Melange

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

Peckham Rye Park

Peckham Rye Park

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

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

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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

Peckham Library Baby and Toddler

Peckham Library
Baby and toddler sessions are aimed at pre-school children and their parents or carers. Each session includes storytelling, songs, simple crafts and activities designed to stimulate young minds. A baby and toddler session will give your child the chance to meet and interact with children of a similar age, development of concentration and comprehension skills, an introduction to a wide variety of books and story tapes, and fun! 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

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

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

The Grove Toddle Time

The Grove Children Centre
Play and craft sessions, songs and rhymes, time to meet other parents and carers. Website

The Grove Childminders

The Grove Children and Family Centre
Open for childminders or parents who want information and advice about becoming a childminder. Play and craft sessions for childminders and their children. Term time only. Website

Peckham Library Sing-Song

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