Area Guide (SE15)
Get Involved in Peckham Rye
Welcome to Peckham, an area which covers the largest part of SE15. This area has gone through major regeneration in the past 20 years pumping £290 million in to new houses, parks, libraries and community. Move over Shoreditch, because Peckham is making a name for itself as the upcoming indie area! Cafe culture is king, and it wont be uncommon to see people enjoying a coffee on a sunny Sunday out on the shops terrace.
If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, Peckham is the place to be. A hub for local business and traders, there is a real community vibe here. Even the local corner shop has dubbed itself the ‘Village Grocer’!
SE15 is a fun place to explore, read below to find out the places we’ve visited and loved!
Roof Top Film Club
The Bussey Building in Peckham Rye is home to the coolest cinema screen in London. An all year round affair, the Rooftop Film Club screens new films, old favourites and hold cinema themed events. Not one to be missed for an alternative night out!
See there summer showings here.
Dubbed the ‘posh bit’ of Peckham, this area has been apart of a huge regeneration. Wandering down this road you will find local artisan traders in bakeries, restaurants, and cafe’s- as well as boutique jewellery and fashion stores. Community is at the heart of this area, and it really gives you the village vibe in a London town.
This road is culturally diverse, and has no qualms about making that clear to you with its murals on the walls stating the ‘Bellenden is proud to be diverse’ and printed posters tacked to lamp posts.
Bellenden Road is Peckham Rye at it’s finest- Make sure you head down there and tweet us some photos! @LeonardLeese.
The Begging Bowl
A locals favourite spot, the begging bowl boasts freshly made Thai food that will never make you question its authenticity.
Known for it’s great atmosphere and good service this place is a foodie haven! If you love fresh food and well balanced portions that are friendly on your pocket then this is the place to go. The begging bowl caters for veggies and the meat eaters and offers some incredible fusion food. Brilliant for foodies in the area that want to try something new!
Pedler is the exact kind of place you go for when you thought you were just having a civilised breakfast and a glass of Prosecco which escalates into sharing platters and pitchers of cocktails- we’ve all been there!
Locals see Pedler as the neighbourhood eatery- perfect for any occasion. But its renowned for its brunches, be aware that once you try brunch there once you will want to go back for more. They take classic British dishes and give the a new twist.
The kitsch interior decor and for those barmy summer days there’s outdoor seating so you can lounge in the sunshine with a cocktail.
If you go there for food try the ricotta pancakes, strawberries, lemon, and whipped cream. If you’re on a liquid lunch then the Peck’em Martini is the perfect take on a classic- a must try!
Cafe on the Rye
The Pavilion cafe is a family favourite backing on to the Peckham Rye gardens.
The pavilion itself is quintessentially Peckham. The architecturally designed structure, was redesigned in 2012; and inside you will find a cafe serving food that is locally sourced and ethically minded.
It’s also open in the evenings for drinks, the Pavilion looks beautiful lit up in the evening- definitely worth a visit!