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Our New Neighbourhood: A Guide to Peckham

Our New Neighbourhood: A Guide to Peckham

Following all the crap that lock-down brought and the many many(!) months of working from home we are super happy to finally have a new office. 

After working in the OXO Tower for last two years we learned a couple of things about what we wanted and most importantly didn't want for our next space (toilets at the end of an outdoor corridor that you have to walk in the rain to get to, no thanks!). Things we were looking for was, a private studio space, toilets inside the same building, a separate kitchen and somewhere that had a good sense of community.

When the perfect space at the Bussey Building came available we snapped it up and 2 months later, here we are.

Whilst our studio has recently been renovated we haven't quite finished 'accessorising' yet so you'll have to wait for pictures of the space itself. Stay tuned for that.

To celebrate moving in, we thought we would give you a run down of all the reasons why we chose to be based here. So here we go, our Guide to Peckham.

Drinking You've not really moved into a new office until you've hit up the nearest bar, here are a few of our faves.

Brick Brewery In the arches underneath the station at Peckham Rye, Brick Brewery do great beers of all kinds but if you're fan of sours then this is the best place in London for you. The Orange Crush Gose is a mighty fine thing. 

Social On a sunny day there is no better spot than Social. With lots of outside space in the middle of Copeland Park this place sums up everything that is great about Peckham. 

Prince of Peckham There's been a pub here for years but it was only when the current owner took over that it became a spot that people love. With food from White Men Can't Jerk and good tunes guaranteed. you end up going on a Friday for one drink and not leaving until 02:30 when it closes. They're always hosting different nights too so check out their insta to find out what is coming up.

Nola Come for the coffee and the beautiful minimal decor but do not leave without ordering a toasted cinnamon bun. Heaven!

Eating Some of London's best restaurants are here in Peckham, don't just take out word for it, read the reviews!

Yadas Hidden down the side of the railway arches off Rye Lane this place is a Peckham Gem. Kurdish BYOB where you can have a dinner for 2 or a 20 person birthday party. Everything on the menu is amazing but the Pomegranate salad and Tzatziki are a must.

Skehan's Thai food in the back of an Irish pub at the top of Telegraph Hill. It is a stretch to call this Peckham, technically it is in Nunhead, but Skehan's pub is one of the best in London, if not THE best. They do a lovely pint of Guinness and the Thai food is next level. Grab a drink for the hike up the hill and finish it sat in Telegraph hill park before heading to Skehan's for a great night. 

Peckham Cellars It is difficult to know which category to put this in as they do food AND drink so well. This is the definition of a fantastic neighbourhood restaurant, banging cocktails, brilliant food and a constantly changing wine list. Plus the guys who run it are incredible and never fail to find you a wine you will LOVE. Cannot rate this place more. 

 

Shops As you would expect Peckham has loads of independent stores where you can pick up pretty much anything you need

Review Books has a wide collection including a decent sized kid's section. It stocks all the commercial titles plus local and undiscovered authors. A great place to visit when you have fallen out of love with reading and need some inspo, just make sure you save plenty of time for browsing, you'll be here a while. 

Khan's Fruit and Veg, every kind of spice known to man, all the pickles, plus a DIY and kitchen section. Khan's is the shop to head to when you are cooking something unusual and need to find the ingredients that aren't stocked everywhere. 

The Odds In their own words, 100% vegan eatery, natural wine shop, cheesemonger and fermentary. Head here to pick up things for the weekend including London's most popular hipster wine, Chinchin.

Something for the weekend

Peckham plex Cinema for a fiver, need we say more?

Copeland Park and Bussey Building Home to lots of artists, makers and gallery spaces, a good place to come if you only have a couple of hours to check out Peckham. There are often exhibitions and events happening including Artists open studios, Vintage Markets etc. You will also find a rooftop bar, rooftop cinema and lots of places to eat and drink. 

Hannah Barry Gallery and Frank's Hannah is the owner of the Hannah Barry Gallery, a space for emerging artists. Visit her Gallery and then cross the road over to Peckham’s Multi-Storey Car Park to check out some new visual art and architecture from Bold Tendancies. Hannah is the chief exec of the BT project and has been working with artists since 2007. Whilst you are there, order a Negroni from Frank's bar and watch the sunset over London. 


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