Coffee shop, turned art gallery turned gig venue, the Peckham Pelican does it all and the best thing? Those DIY bagels. For £1.50 you can get a toasted Brick Lane bagel and you can then add as many fillings as you like and with everything from peanut butter to roasted veg, smoked salmon to goats cheese on the menu, the only problem you’ll have is deciding.
92 Peckham Road, SE15 5PY -
Vinyl junkies should take a trip to YAM Records. The tiny little record shop is tucked away in an arcade on Rye Lane. And when we say small, it's really small, but that doesn't mean you won't find great records and they are always hosting events if you really wanna get in on the action.
HOLDRONS ARCADE 135A RYE LANE SE15 4ST -
So this one might be in Nunhead, but it's basically Peckham and SO worth a trip. Nunhead Reservoir is a covered reservoir (not one with ducks and rowing boats), but it does have some of the best views across London - the views are so good, you'll forget about the empty tinnies and rubbish in the park...
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It's defo worth hopping down to 400 Rabbits. The pizza joint keeps things simple with a few starters, 6 pizzas (plus two specials) and a whole host of craft beers. The pizzas are bang on and all cost around a tenner and the salted caramel brownie is worth feeling sick for!
143 Evelina Road, SE15 3HB -
Blue Tit's Peckham branch is one of the originals, but it's definitely no worse for wear because of it's age. Having won several awards for it's haircuts and super-friendly service, this is definitely the place to invest in a new barnet.
26 Peckham Rye, SE15 4JR -
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Love booze & video games? The Four Quarters is for you. It's retro vibes all round with original Tron, Outrun, Street fighter II, Star Wars Trilogy, Asteroids, Defender, Space Invaders, Pac Man, Point Blank and Sega Rally machines. And with local craft beers, hearty food, music, tournaments and film screenings, there's something to keep everyone happy at The Four Quarters.
187 Rye Lane, SE15 4TP -
The CLF Art Cafe a.k.a the Bussey Building is an 120-year-old warehouse in Peckham that hosts events in music, theatre, art, film, comedy and more. Whether you wanna get your dancing shoes on for Soul Train, pick up some vinyls and comics at Rye Wax, catch a film on the roof or enjoy some grassroots comedy, you’ll never be bored here.
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Pedler is the sister restaurant to the small-batch gin Little Bird's distillery on Maltby Street. It's all about the gin here and they even put the stuff in their cooking. You can expect a daily changing menu, bangin' brunches and Sunday lunch menu that will knock your socks off - it's gin-credible!
58 Peckham Rye, SE15 4JR -
Peckham Rye Nunhead
Frank's is probably the only reason half of us head southhhhh of the river in the summer. Perched 10 floors up on the top of Peckham's multi-story Frank's has some of the best views across London, and with crazy art installations and street food grub, which you'll need to sober up before you make it back down all those stairs, Frank's really does have it all.
Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST, United Kingdom -
Mr Bao is a small but perfectly formed place, with fluffy buns, cocktails and lots of sides. Mr Bao ticks all the boxes for a cheap, fast dinner, and whatever you do don't miss THAT Bao S'More - melted chocolate and toasted marshmallow atop a fried bao - YUM.
293 Rye Lane, SE15 4UA -
Peckham Rye Nunhead
Bar Story is hidden under Peckham Rye station and with cocktails, craft beer, pizza and regular burger hook ups with Patty & Bun, it’s where the party is at. What’s more there’s a happy hour 6pm- 7pm Monday to Friday with 2 cocktails for £7 - BARGAIN.
213 Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QL -
This probably the only cinema in London where you can catch a film for under a fiver; morning, noon or night you can catch the latest movies for the bargain price of £4.99. Yes, it might be a little grotty round the edges and doesn’t look like it’s changed since the 80s, but that just adds to the charm.
95A Rye Ln, SE15 4ST -
A night at Canavan's Pool Club is an experience... Open till 4am, this late-night pool club keeps the party going well into the night, and it's not just about the pool either - this place is now a bit of a nightclub with after-hours DJ sets. But don't expect anything classy, you'll come out dripping in sweat (probably not your own) and stinking of beer.
188 Rye Ln, London SE15 4NF, United Kingdom -