Why Move to Peckham?

According to Wikipedia, Peckham is a Saxon place name meaning the village of the River Peck.  The River Peck has since been built over.  At the beginning of the 19th Century, Peckham was a “small, quiet retired village surrounded by fields”.  Peckham has experienced significant development since then and is now a built-up, bustling and lively area.  Peckham has in recent years undergone extensive regeneration and has increased in popularity over the last few years.  Despite being in Zone 2 and being close to Central London, many people feel that some parts of Peckham have a villagey feel to it with there being lots of local and independent shops and cafes.

There are plenty of eating and drinking options in Peckham.  The Hope, The Rye and The Royal Albert are local pubs that offer gastro-pub style food.  The Prince of Peckham is a pub that serves Jerk Chicken, Jerk-seasoned fries and other Jerk seasoning-inspired food.  If you prefer your pubs to be unicorn-themed, then John the Unicorn on Rye Lane is an option.  If you like to have a drink while enjoying panoramic views over London, Frank’s Wine Bar, at the top of a multi-storey car park,  is worth a visit.

The Begging Bowl on Bellenden Road offer Thai-style street food; if you go with friends, you can order small tapas-sized dishes to share with sticky rice.  Ganapati near Warwick Gardens is a small popular South Indian restaurant.

If you like your green spaces, Peckham Rye Park and Common is a large park where you can play sports, laze in the sun, take your kids to the playground, workout at the outdoor gym, visit ornamental gardens or grab a cup of tea at the café.  Warwick Gardens is a small, local park popular with dog walkers which also has a playground and sports facilities including table tennis tables.

If you’re a film lover, The PeckhamPlex shows the latest releases for a fiver a ticket.  In the summer, there is the rooftop cinema on the roof of the Bussey Building.  There is also a free film festival at various venues in the area.

There are a number of events held in Peckham each year.  The Peckham Festival is held at various places in Peckham in September and offers markets, food, films, exhibitions, arts and crafts and music events.  Peckham Feastival is an event held at Copeland Park which celebrates street-style food.  Peckham Rye Park also hosts a village fete at the end of summer.

Peckham has Peckham Rye, Queens Road and Nunhead stations.  It has National Rail services and is also on the London Overground Line.  There are also many bus services which link Peckham with Central London and other parts of London.

If you’re looking to sell or buy a property in Peckham or the surrounding areas, please contact Brian Craig on 020 7703 5034 or bc@meaby.co.uk for timely advice.

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