Is Peckham made for you? Our guide of the area

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Peckham is a district in south-east London, within the London Borough of Southwark. It is 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south-east of Charing Cross. At the 2001 Census the Peckham ward had a population of 14,720. “

The amenities you might need in Peckham

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Peckham. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

Tube & Train stations in and around Peckham

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Peckham to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Queens Road Peckham United Kingdom 3.8 120
Peckham Rye Station Way, London 3.6 137

What schools are in the area of Peckham?

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by Peckham. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Harris Academy Peckham 112 Peckham Road, London 3 81
St Thomas the Apostle School & Sixth Form College, Nunhead Hollydale Road, London 3.9 63
Oliver Goldsmith Primary School 83 Peckham Road, London 4.8 24
Bellenden Nursery 198 Bellenden Road, London N/A N/A
Sacredheart Camberwell London Bussey Alley, London N/A N/A
London Barbecue School 3, Dovedale Business Centre, Blenheim Grove, London 5 4
Thomas Calton Centre Thomas Calton Centre, Thomas Carlton Centre, Alpha Street, London 3.6 14
Kumon Maths & English St James RC Church, 45 Elm Grove, London 5 13
Palm Tree Academy 8 20 Gordon Road, London 5 1
1st Choice Day Nursery 186 Peckham High Street, London 4.8 4
Peckham Pulse Leisure Centre 10 Melon Road, London 3.5 316
The Belham Primary School 165 Bellenden Road, London 5 2
Mischa Foster Poole – Private Tutor Hollydale Road, London N/A N/A
Rye Garden Day Nursery 1 East Dulwich Road, London 4.4 13
Banana Moon Day Nursery St. Mary Magdalene Church Hall, 63 Saint Mary’s Road, London 5 3
K & O Childcare 161 Sumner Road, London 4.7 14
St Mary Magdalene C Of E Primary School 48 Brayards Road, London 3.6 10
John Donne Primary School Wood’s Road, London 4.6 20
Rye Oak Primary School Whorlton Road, London 3.6 17
Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park Marmont Road, London 3.8 19

Post offices in and around the area of Peckham

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Peckham provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Peckham and East Dulwich Delivery Office Royal Mail Peckham and East Dulwich Delivery Office, 2-6 Highshore Road, London 2.4 138
Peckham Post Office 125 Peckham High Street, London 1.8 103
Royal Mail Post Box 26 Scylla Road, London 4 1
Post Box London 5 2
Evelina Road Post Office 127-129 Evelina Road, London 4.4 20

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in Peckham?

Peckham has 5 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Iyouface Limited 11 Linwood Close, London N/A N/A
The Lister Practice 101 Peckham Road, London 3.3 209
Improving Health Ltd – Lister Walmer Castle Court, London N/A N/A
The Aylesbury 109 Commercial Way, London N/A N/A
Nicolette -sw Glover House, Nunhead Lane, London N/A N/A

What to do in the area of Peckham

There are always activities happening in lively Peckham. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Peckham page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Peckham snapshot.

Things that make us love Peckham

What makes the heart of Peckham? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Peckham to help you decide to move in there.

Museums & Galleries nearby

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Peckham we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Flow Associates 19 Wroxton Road, London N/A N/A
Message Art 145 Staveley Close, London N/A N/A

Green spaces and parks of Peckham

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Peckham offers room to explore and maybe take your dog for a walk.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Warwick Gardens Lyndhurst Way, London 4.3 162
The CLF Art Lounge & Roof Garden 4a Station Way, London 4.4 357
Birch Close Green 14 Birch Close, London N/A N/A
Martock Court Green 25 Martock Court, London N/A N/A
Yarnfield Square Green 28 Yarnfield Square, London N/A N/A
Yarnfield Square Park 42 Consort Road, London N/A N/A
McDermott Gardens 21A Costa Street, London 5 1
Cossal Park Peckham, London N/A N/A
Consort Park Peckham, London N/A N/A
Dr Harold Moody Park Sturdy Road, London 3.9 64
Surrey Canal Walk Unnamed Road, London 4.2 65
Kirkwood Nature Reserve Bidwell Street, London 4.5 25
Goldsmith Nature Garden Goldsmith Road, London 3.2 6
Sumner Road Park Peckham, London 3.7 14
Meeting House Green 69 Meeting House Lane, London N/A N/A
Willowdene Green Willowdene, Carlton Grove, London N/A N/A
Dog Park 83 Staveley Close, London N/A N/A
Nunhead Green Mosaic 37 Nunhead Green, London N/A N/A
Park 114 Commercial Way, London N/A N/A
Central Venture Park Playground Kelly Avenue, London 4.4 20

Pubs

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Peckham has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Bear 296a Camberwell New Rd Camberwell SE5 0RP Having closed in Nov 2017 and the upper floors converted into flats, the pub finally reopened in May 2023 under new management. Bright, spacious interior with central bar. Open vinyl session and quiz night on Sunday. Main online presence is Instagram @thebearcamberwell
Cambria 40 Kemerton Road Camberwell SE5 9AR Tucked away down one of Camberwell’s side streets close to Ruskin Park and having been closed for almost 3 years, the Cambria reopened in March 2022 as the first London outlet of the small Prospect Pubs & Bars chain established by the original founders of Redcomb Pubs (sold to Young’s in 2019). The pub was given a substantial refurbishment including moving the bar back to create a larger drinking area and the addition of a rear garden room with retractable roof. The smart, spacious interior retains its wood panelling and flooring. At the rear is a spacious outdoor area complete with a mural by local Brixton Brewery.
Crooked Well 16 Grove Lane Camberwell SE5 8SY A restaurant and bar specialising in British food. Now free of tie, the beer range has been expanded with cask, craft and bottle bottled beers added to the cocktails and extensive wine list. Dining experiences, including beer versus wine dinners with local brewer and sommeliers/wine makers going head to head are also held. Breakfast is available at weekends in addition the daily lunch and dinner services. There is a discount for NHS workers on drinks only during the week 5pm-8pm (excluding other offers). Has a sibling site in The Perryvale at Forest Hill.
Fox on the Hill 149 Denmark Hill Camberwell SE5 8EH Spacious and welcoming Wetherspoon pub situated, as its name suggests, as an imposing detached building at the top of a steep hill. Inside are a number of cosy, low-screened booths, whilst outside is a spacious garden, smokers’ terrace and front lawn with picnic tables. Wall displays depict the history of the local area, including the well known Victorian former resident John Ruskin, after whom the nearby park is named. Unusually for a Wetherspoon house all toilets are at pub floor level. There are 16 handpumps here in banks of 6, 6 & 4. Between 4 and 6 changing real ales are usually available and the pub hosts regular Meet the Brewer events. Breakfasts are served from 8am with alcohol served from 9am.
George Canning 123 Grove Lane Camberwell SE5 8BG A 19th century pub named after a former Foreign Secretary who subsequently became Prime Minister for the last 119 days of his life in 1827. There is a covered outdoor seating area at the front. All day food from an open view kitchen. DJ and live music at weekends, plus quiz night on Sunday. Comprehensively refurbished in August 2023.
Grove House 26 Camberwell Grove Camberwell SE5 8RE An impressive interwar pub reminiscent of a French villa, taken over by the small Parched London group in April 2021. The exterior is rich with architectural flourishes and sports a distinctive mansard roof. Its columned entrance leads to the high-ceilinged space of the L shaped public bar. A variety of table and seating styles are available, including sofas, banquette, plus high backed armchairs in the games conservatory. Currently has three changing real ales with a focus on smaller breweries. Lunchtime food is by Mondo Sando (sub rolls and salad) and the evening menu is by Cutie Pies.
Hermits Cave 28 Camberwell Church Street Camberwell SE5 8QU Just off Camberwell Green on a street corner, this family-run pub provides a haven from the bustle of the area. With a curved frontage, lovely Victorian windows, bare-boarded floor and simple décor, it is popular with a lively, mixed clientele. There is no music, so conversation reigns. Sport is shown on muted TV in one corner or occasionally on a big screen. 7 handpumps in all, and in late 2023 reports were received that the pub had aspirations to use them all.
Joiners Arms 35 Denmark Hill Camberwell SE5 8RS The pub first opened in the 1800s and at that time was frequented by joiners. Since the 1920s it has been an Irish pub. The pub is split into two bars, a smaller front bar area from a larger more modern room at the back which has a small stage for live music. The pub boasts an impressive range of spirits and an eye-catching tiled mural on the front bar wall being a panel bearing the arms of the Joiners’ & Ceilers’ Company, one of some 100 City livery companies. Its motto is “Join Truth With Trust”. The kitchen is located behind the front bar in what was originally the glazed-in Publican’s office. Quiz night Wednesday. Local resident Florence Welch’s favourite pub (ES Magazine 13.07.18) and she has been known to gig here too.
Kennington 60 Camberwell New Road Camberwell SE5 0RS Ex-Allied, now Punch. Was the Skinners Arms until c.2004, then a Black Sheep bar. Opened with new name in March 2012. Three-storey red-brick building with copper turret, ribbed white stonework, ground floor exterior extended to corner. Fairly modern decor, off-white and grey colour scheme, no period features. Popular, good mix of custom. Three handpumps available.
Phoenix Windsor Walk Camberwell SE5 8BB Used to be the ticket hall of the railway station, burned down in 1980. Opened as a pub in 1984 as the Phoenix & Firkin, the chain was bought in turn by Allied and then Bass. In 2000 it became an O’Neill’s, renamed again c.2005. Listed brick Victorian railway station building with a nice wrought-iron canopy. Spacious bare-boarded interior with a long bar made from a mahogany tree, high raftered ceiling, a huge station clock (from Llandudno Junction), small gallery at one end accessed via a spiral staircase. 4 handpumps. Bar staff say closing times during the week is temperamental if business is light.
Stormbird 25 Camberwell Church Street Camberwell SE5 8TR Sister pub to the Hermits Cave across the road, offering a bare-boarded and contemporary feel. In addition to regularly changing real ales and a cider through 6 handpumps, there is a large range of craft keg beers on tap plus an extensive bottled beer selection, including beers from the UK, continental Europe and the US. Steep stairs down to basement toilets. Run by the same operator as Star & Garter in Bromley.
Sun of Camberwell 61-63 Coldharbour Lane Camberwell SE5 9NS Previously the Sun & Doves. Ex-Courage, now leased from Star Pubs & Bars. Previous tenants (1995 to 2011) went out of business following a long-running dispute, founding the “fair pint” campaign along the way. Reopened in November 2012 by Antic and renamed. Nice contemporary pub appealing to local professionals and medical staff from the hospital. Large bareboarded floorspace generally furnished with rustic kitchen style chairs and tables. An area to the right rear has a raised area for diners. 2 vinyl decks play the music here. 6 handpumps.
Tiger 18 Camberwell Green Camberwell SE5 7AA Originally the Silver Buckle, The Tiger is in the heart of Camberwell, now leased and run by Antic, thus its interior is a charming retro vintage, lovely green tilework on the outside. Pub quiz Tuesday evenings, DJs on Friday nights, singer/songwriters on Sunday evenings. Real ale is served by default into handled mugs but straight glasses are available upon request. 4 handpumps.

What kind of gyms are there in Peckham?

Working from home means more gym time for many. With chains like EasyGym and PureGym, it’s easy to stay fit in Peckham.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Yogarise Peckham – Yoga classes in Peckham Rye, London Bussey Building, 133 Copeland Road, London 4.3 259
The Gym Group London Peckham Rye 87-95 Rye Lane, London 4.3 575
London Community Boxing Units 3&4 Bellenden Road Business Centre, Bellenden Road, Peckham Rye, London 4.3 44
Peckham Pulse Leisure Centre 10 Melon Road, London 4.3 315
Bells Gardens Outdoor Gym Bell Yard Mews, London 4.3 2
Dulwich Yoga Space 45A Copleston Road, London 4.3 N/A
Anatomie Studio 113 / Unit, Arch, 17 Station Passage, London 4.3 122
KO Sports Lyndhurst Way, London 4.3 N/A
Market Peckham 133a Rye Lane, London 4.3 45
Milo and the Bull Peckham Unit 6, 133a Rye Lane, London 4.3 23
Lizzie Fitness Unit 1, Copeland Park &, Bussey Building, 133 Copeland Road, Peckham Rye, London 4.3 5
Walters Family School of Taekwondo CIC 1st Floor, 135 Rye Lane, Peckham Rye, London 4.3 36
TrainWithDnko 87-95 Rye Lane, London 4.3 N/A
CRANK Unit 1, 133 Copeland Road, London 4.3 30
The Yard Unit 1, 133 Copeland Road, London 4.3 39
Anytime Fitness Peckham 190 Rye Lane, London 4.3 169
F45 Training Peckham Rye 239-241 Rye Lane, London 4.3 273
Outdoor Gym Purdon House, Goldsmith Road, London 4.3 N/A
Bangs Fitness Unit 5, Bellenden Road Business Centre, Bellenden Road, London 4.3 N/A
Gaia Pilates 117 Bellenden Road, London 4.3 9

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Peckham. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sainsbury’s Local 53 Old Town, London 3.6 26
Little Waitrose & Partners 5 The Pavement, London 4 276
Tesco Express 827-833 Wandsworth Road, London 3.1 33
Sainsbury’s 133 Clapham High Street, London 4.1 2445
Queenstown Express 175 Queenstown Road, London 4.1 59
Sainsbury’s Local 646-650 Wandsworth Road, London 3.6 74
Iceland Supermarket Clapham 4 The Pavement, London 4.2 459
Quick Stop Super Store 595 Wandsworth Road, London 4 25
Sainsbury’s Local 33 Clapham High Street, London 2.5 14
Sainsbury’s Local 399, 407 Clapham Road, London 3.7 45
Fresh Look Supermarket 175 Abbeville Road, London 3.4 24

Restaurants

Peckham is able to produce a large amount of different cuisines if you are looking. Take a look at the table below to find the most popular places to eat if you are a resident of Peckham.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Victoria Inn 77 Choumert Road, London 4.3 899
The Angel Oak 31 Peckham Rye, London 4.3 1158
Ganapati 38 Holly Grove, London 4.3 741
Copeland Park 133 Copeland Road, London 4.3 676
M.Manze – Peckham 105 Peckham High Street, London 4.3 449
Full Garden 230 Rye Lane, London 4.3 87
New Lotus King 176 Bellenden Road, London 4.3 48
Subway Ground Floor, Central Buildings, 1, London 4.3 124
Lolak Afrique Peckham 38 Choumert Road, London 4.3 616
Cheungs 289 Peckham Rye, London 4.3 85
Kapadokya Fish & Chips 44 Peckham Rye, London 4.3 69
Little Baobab Unit 504, Peckham Levels, 95A Rye Lane, London 4.3 35
Peckham Levels 95a Rye Lane, London 4.3 1167
Steamer 74A Rye Lane, London 4.3 85
Coal Rooms 11a Station Way, London 4.3 539
Honest Burgers Peckham 12-16 Blenheim Grove, London 4.3 811
John The Unicorn 157-159 Rye Lane, London 4.3 960
Tasty African Food 221 Rye Lane, London 4.3 105
Prince of Peckham Pub 1 Clayton Road, London 4.3 1829
TUPI Peckham 206 Rye Lane, London 4.3 287

What else is close by?

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Whenever you’re not sure about if you want to move into an area for sure, making sure that you have considered your other options is important to confirm a decision or perhaps sway you in another direction. Find some other nearby regions to help you make a decision about Peckham.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Honor Oak See the guide here
Dulwich Village See the guide here
Crofton Park See the guide here
East Dulwich See the guide here
Herne Hill See the guide here
Brixton See the guide here
Brockley See the guide here
Nunhead See the guide here
Loughborough Junction See the guide here
Denmark Hill See the guide here
Camberwell See the guide here
New Cross Gate See the guide here
Southampton Way Estate See the guide here
New Cross See the guide here
Deptford See the guide here
Evelyn See the guide here
Portland Street See the guide here
Walworth See the guide here
Bermondsey See the guide here
Surrey Quays See the guide here
Rotherhithe See the guide here
Honor Oak See the guide here
Dulwich Village See the guide here
Crofton Park See the guide here
East Dulwich See the guide here
Herne Hill See the guide here
Brixton See the guide here
Brockley See the guide here
Nunhead See the guide here
Loughborough Junction See the guide here
Denmark Hill See the guide here
Camberwell See the guide here
New Cross Gate See the guide here
Southampton Way Estate See the guide here
New Cross See the guide here
Deptford See the guide here
Evelyn See the guide here
Portland Street See the guide here
Walworth See the guide here
Bermondsey See the guide here

Have you planned to buy or sell a property here? Make sure you check out our property prices guides and analysis before you decide to buy or sell.

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
SE5 See our property price guide for SE5
SE15 See our property price guide for SE15

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