London Guide: Ten Things To Do In Peckham. We’ve moved closer to Peckham, London SE15, so we’ve been exploring this part of London more. My Ten Things To Do In Peckham List includes Copeland Park, Bussey Building, Peckham Levels, Peckham Rye Park and more.
Peckham Salvage Yard
Ten Things To Do In Peckham List
10 Things To Do In Peckham
1. Explore Peckham’s cultural quarter at Copeland Park and Bussey Building
2. Meet the creative community in the car park at Peckham Levels
3. Watch an arthouse movie at the Peckhamplex
4. Enjoy the amenities at Peckham Rye Park and Common
5. Stroll along the Surrey Canal Walk
6. Eat, drink and shop along Bellenden Road
7. Dine at one of Peckham’s renowned restaurants
8. Get your caffeine fix at one of Peckham’s cafes
9. Buy bargains at Holdrons Arcade, Rye Lane Market and Sky Shopping City
10. Borrow a book, CD or DVD from Peckham Library
Ten Things To Do In Peckham Details
1. Copeland Park and Bussey Building: This former industrial Victorian warehouse, owned by George Gibson Bussey to manufacture sporting goods, is now a place for creativity. You will find a beer garden, rooftop bar, the CLF Art Café, Copeland Gallery and a couple of restaurants here. The Peckham Salvage Yard by Hackney Flea Market is hosted here a few times throughout the year. Located at 133 Rye Lane SE15 4ST.
Copeland Park and Bussey Building
2. Peckham Levels: This disused carpark was transformed to house creative businesses and help the community. You eat street food, watch a gig, play crazy golf, get your hair done or take a yoga class. Try the Wildflower vegan café inside. Located at 95A Rye Lane SE15 4ST.
3. Peckhamplex: This is a licensed cinema showing a great choice of films from arthouse movies to more high-profile movies. Located at 95a Rye Lane SE15 4ST.
4. Peckham Rye Park and Common: This park is stunning, it has so many wonderful amenities including the Community Wild Life Garden, Japanese Garden, Bowling Green, Skatepark, Outdoor Gym, Play Area and Café. The Common is a piece of flat land which is perfect for walking your dog or sitting down on the grass to relax.
Peckham Rye Park
5. Surrey Canal Walk: This filled in canal runs from behind Peckham library to the entrance of Burgess Park. It covers approximately 1.1km with a walking and cycling path where you can escape urban life and enjoy nature.
Surrey Canal Walk
6. Bellenden Road: This is a lovely street with a village vibe going on. Shop for groceries at the General Store. Treat yourself to something adorable at the lifestyle boutique Form SE15. Browse the D.A.Y and Otherwise fashion shops. Buy mid-century modern furniture from Frost. Eat Thai Food at The Begging Bowl. Tuck into contemporary Italian at Artusi. Savour South Indian cuisine at Ganapati. Enjoy a light lunch at Anderson & Co. Check out the specially commissioned street lights while you are there.
7. Peckham Restaurants: There are many fantastic restaurants located in the area. Try the ones I mentioned above and these … Coal Rooms for charcoal cooked food, head upstairs for the Gosnells Mead Tasting Room which is London’s only Meadery! Levan is great for contemporary European seasonal dishes with natural wines. Pedler dishes up seasonal European food. Kudu features South African inspired food. Peckham Bazaar serves Pan-Balkan Mezze and Grilled meals. For lighter bites try Taco Queen or Mr Bao. For traditional Pie and Mash, it has to be Manze.
The Coal Rooms
8. Peckham Cafes: Here are a few to check out – 2 Girls’ Café for vegan and vegetarian food, Petitou Café for cuteness and Brick House Bakery for sourdough bread.
2 Girls’ Cafe
9. Holdrons Arcade, Rye Lane Market and Sky Shopping City: There are plenty of bargain and discount shops in the area plus independents stores selling veg, cooking utensils and afro hair products. Check out Holdrons Arcade, 135A Rye Lane which houses 20 small businesses. Rye Lane Market is at 48 Rye Lane SE15 5BY. Sky Shopping City is at 137-139 Rye Lane SE15 4ST.
Peckham Rye Market
10. Peckham Library: I’ve decided to give the library a mention because there aren’t that many left. This one has some great collections including the largest selection of African music CDs in the borough and graphic novels. The building won a Stirling Prize for Architecture in 2000. Located at 122 Peckham Hill Street SE15 5JR.
Ten Things To Do In Peckham Information
Travel to Peckham via Queens Road Peckham (Overground and Southern Trains) or Peckham Rye (Overground or Southern, Southeastern and Thameslink Trains). This area has many contrasts. Bellenden Road has a village feel while Rye Lane is more urban. It’s certainly an interesting area of London to explore, particularly for the restaurants which are very good. There are also quite a few bars if you want a night out. Try Bar Story or Peckham Springs near Peckham Rye Station, The Social or Rooftop Bar at the Bussey Building. To see more photographs go to my Love Peckham London Pinterest Board. Enjoy your exploration!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London