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
The Bermondsey Square Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Bermondsey Square, SE1
Bermondsey Square Hotel offers a peaceful place to stay with its 79 bedrooms taking up one side of the traffic-free square. All rooms in this modern ... More
Church Street Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
29-33 Camberwell Church Street, SE5
Billing itself as 'a Spanish Americana oasis in the heart of downtown South London', the Church Street Hotel is certainly unique and boutique-y. Frida Kahlo stares ... More
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

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
THE LIVESEY MUSEUM IS NOW CLOSED DOWN HOWEVER THE LATEST PLANS ARE TO ALLOW Theatre Peckham TO USE THE SPACE. WE'LL UPDATE AS AND WHEN WE ... More
Auto-Italia
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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B&Q
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
Safeway
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?
Bert's
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

Peckham Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Peckham.
The Kentish Drovers
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Peckham High Street, Peckham, London SE15
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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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