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Peckham

Overview

Peckham lies in the Borough of Southwark. It is situated 3.5 miles south-east of Charing Cross. In recent years it has undergone extensive redevelopment and regeneration. It has become a hub for young artists cementing its ‘trendy’ status. One notable architectural landmark is an award-winning library. It is is one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the UK.

"Without doubt Peckham has some of the best restaurants and pubs around. It's always buzzing!"

Jodie SE15

Going Out

Peckham offers some of best places to eat in the borough catering for everyone from the east London hipster brigade to the influx of Nappy Valley residents to born-and bred Peckamites.

Here are 3 we like (the list could go on):
No 67 attached to the South London Gallery is the place to while away a morning over brunch. Begging bowl is a high quality Thai eatery. There may be a queue for a table but the sweet chilli sauce and sticky pork belly are worth it. Artusi is minimal in look and feel and unassuming in location, but excellent service, drinks and food place it firmly on the Peckham map.

For an evening drink and something different, go to Frank’s, a roof top bar on the 10th floor of a multi-storey car park. It offers spectacular 360 degree views of the city.

Closer to Nunhead is the Old Nun’s Head offering a wide choice of beers, wholesome food and entertainment including DJs, folk nights and a comedy club.

There’s also the iconic Bussey Building with its roof top cinema.

Shopping

Long established shops mix with new start-ups. You can find just about everything you might need. Flock and Herd is a butcher’s. Their stuffed lamb hearts, homemade faggots and sausages have got quite the cult following. The General Store is a delightful and well-stocked grocery/deli. The Review Bookshop is fast becoming a Peckham institution and even hosts its own literary festival. Peckham is home to many an artist so it’s no surprise it has a lively gallery scene led by the South London Gallery.

Parks

Peckham Rye Park is the main park in this area and is popular among young and old alike. It offers everything from football pitches to ornamental gardens, to woodland and a skate board park. There are dog walking and dog free zones, a pond, 2 children’s playgrounds and a café. The park has had Green Flag status since 2007.

Transport Links

Peckham Rye:
9-10 mins to London Bridge
12-14 mins to Victoria
13 mins to Blackfriars

Southeastern: southeasternrailway.co.uk

Schools

They include:

Primary Schools
John Donne Primary School
Peckham Park Primary School
St Mary Magdalene Cof E Primary School
Bellenden Primary School

Secondary Schools
Tuke School School
Highshore School
The St Thomas the Apostle College
Harris Academy at Peckham

Please click on the link below for all the latest Ofsted reports.
ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report

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