Now one of the coolest corners of the capital, Peckham has shaken off its Del-Boy and Rodney reputation to become South London’s answer to Shoreditch, brimming with bustling bars and an enviable restaurant scene.
To the south you’ll find the Peckham Rye area and lovely Bellenden Lane, which boasts well preserved Victorian properties, gastropubs, a chocolatier, and acclaimed restaurants including The Begging Bowl (Thai) and Ganapati (Indian).
Head north, closer to the Old Kent Road, for more modern architecture, flats, and a short cycle or bus ride straight into the city centre.
Peckham juxtaposes the ever-lively Rye Lane – a constant hub of activity – with quiet conservation areas, super-speedy railway links into central London and a peaceful expanses of green space such as Peckham Rye Park and Burgess Park.
There’s plenty to inspire your creative side in this cultural hotspot too. Fancy a movie and you’ll have the choice of the local multiplex or a rooftop cinema. The Bussey Building – a multi-level warehouse space – also has a non-stop schedule of arts activities from live music to exhibitions and events.