Lovingly known as the backdrop of sitcom Only Fools and Horses, Peckham is a diverse south east London area just five miles from central London, making this a trendy and cultural part of the capital. With a flourishing art community, The South London Gallery holds exhibitions each month displaying the creative charm of Peckham. Also home to the award-winning Peckham Library, the impressive architecture is a ‘must see’ even if you aren’t into reading.
Our Dexters Estate Agents are local property experts who can help find you and your family the perfect home. Here are some helpful guides on everything you need to know about living in this popular neighbourhood:
A 20 minute walk from the centre, Peckham Rye Park & Common is a much-loved open green space in the area. Surrounded by wildlife, some of the park facilities include a cafe, bowling green, skate park and children’s playground, making it an excellent place to spend your weekend.
Rye Lane Market is a vibrant trading street that has an assortment of local shops and stalls. From original textiles to delicious African and Caribbean cuisines, this market has plenty to explore.
Peckham also has excellent hangout spots. The multi-screen independent cinema, Peckhamplex, shows the latest blockbuster films at affordable ticket prices. If you are looking for something more lively there is a range of rooftop bars and restaurants on offer, such as Forza Wine and the transformed multi-storey car park, Peckham Levels.
Peckham is also home to a number of schools, providing education for children from nursery age to secondary school. Some of the schools in the Peckham area include:
John Donne Primary School
Angel Oak Academy
St James the Great Roman Catholic Primary School
The St Thomas the Apostle College
Harris Academy Peckham
Conveniently situated in Zone 2, Peckham Rye Overground has services both to Clapham Junction and Dalston Junction. With the Southern rail service from Peckham Rye taking around 10 minutes to London Bridge, Peckham is well connected to the rest of London.
Peckham has a large variety of regular buses that go through Rye Lane and Peckham High Street, including 37 (to Putney), 78 (to Shoreditch), 171 (to Holborn), 345 (to South Kensington) and 12 (to Marble Arch).
Living in Peckham
Whether you are looking to buy or rent, Peckham is an exceptional choice for its great transport links and amenities, with something exciting around every corner. Filled with terraced Victorian homes as well as small and large Georgian villas, the properties of Peckham are excellent.
Contact your local experts at Dexters Estate Agents who will be more than happy to help you find the perfect property.