London area of Peckham guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Peckham neighbourhood

In its 16th century heyday, Peckham was extremely popular as a wealthy residential area with many large properties surrounded by lush farmland. By the 18th century the area became more commercial, attracting industrialists keen to avoid central London's expensive rates. Peckham's extensive gardens and orchards - renowned for their melons, figs and grapes - were packed off to London's markets. Nowadays, of course, Peckham has a bad reputation from its high levels of crime and gang violence. As a result of urban decay and vandalism, North Peckham was subjected to a £290 million regeneration programme in the late 90s and is now home to the award-winning Peckham Library and the South London Gallery. Named after the River Peck, a small stream that ran through the district until it was unclosed in 1823, Peckham is also the setting of the TV series Only Fools and Horses and Desmond's.

See our recommended nearby Peckham Hotels, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, and Leisure.

Peckham Hotels

in or near Peckham
Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
5 More London Place, SE1
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
The Tower Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Guoman Tower, E1Q
It's the location on the River Thames that give this hotel next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge a wow factor. It's also very ... More
Cheval Three Quays Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R
Perfect for feeling home away from home, the Cheval Three Quays offers multi-award winning accommodation in the heart of the City of London, boasting views across ... More

Peckham Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Peckham
Livesey Museum for Children
London > Attractions > Museums
682 Old Kent Road, Southwark, Peckham, London SE15
The Livesey Museum runs a changing programme of lively, unusual, interactive exhibitions for children up to the age of 12, their parents, carers and schools. Past ... More
Livesey Museum for Children
London > Attractions > Museums
682 Old Kent Road, Peckham, London SE15
London > Attractions > Unit 2 Rubicon Court, 3 York Way, Kings Cross, Peckham, London N1C
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Peckham Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Peckham
Office World
London > Shopping > Office Supply
651 Old Kent Road, Peckham, London SE15
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
524 Old Kent Rd, Peckham, London SE1
This chain of enormous DIY superstores carries a bewildering array of household fixtures, paints, building materials and tools. They will meet all your decorating needs at ... More
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
Aylesham Centre, Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15
A large international supermarket chain. Sells a huge variety of fresh and frozen foods and household products. ... More

Peckham Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Peckham London?
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Peckham Park Road, Peckham, London SE15
Authentic Cockney Pie and Mash shop which has been open for 70 years and still features original ads for Bert's Jellied Eels behind the counter. The ... More
New Hong Kong City
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
43 New Cross Road, Peckham, London SE145DS
Chinese Cuisine... More

Peckham Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Peckham.
Prince of Peckham
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Clayton Road, Peckham, London SE15
Serving wholesome Caribbean food from Street Feast regulars White Men Can't Jerk along with beer and rum cocktails in a good old fashioned pub ... More
The Kentish Drovers
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Peckham High Street, Peckham, London SE15
Pub ... More

Peckham Leisure

Peckham gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
North Peckham Civic Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
600-608 Old Kent Road, Peckham, London SE15
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Carlton Works
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Studio 4D, 6 Asylum Road, Peckham, London SE15
Massage Therapy Chavutti Thirumal ... More
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