The Best Of Peckham In Photos

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 88 months ago
The Best Of Peckham In Photos
Enjoying the tranquility of Peckham Rye Park. Photo: Sara Melhuish

Is it possible to write about Peckham without mentioning Del Boy? Apparently not. But there's infinitely more to this place than the BBC sitcom.

The area is named after the River Peck and dates back to Saxon times. Today it's home to endless grocery stores, hip bars, the cheapest cinema in London and the sweeping Peckham Rye Park and Common.

The somewhat psychedelic Peckham Library on Peckham Hill Street opened in March 2000. It won the Stirling Award for architectural innovation that year. Photo: Susan Poupard
View of central London at night from Peckham. Photo: Anatoleya

Peckham Market. Photo: Anthony Dhanendran

Inside Peckham Rye station waiting room. It was recently announced that the waiting room will be renovated. Photo: IanVisits
Woolworths in Rye Lane closing down in 2008. Photo: Mike Leader
Peckham Rye station.  Southern, Southeastern and London Overground trains runs through the station, which first opened in 1865. Photo: Fin Fahey
Frank's Cafe, on top of the multi-storey car park, is a popular summer hangout. Photo: Ania Mendrek
One of Rye Lane's many greengrocers. Photo: Judy
Artwork in Peckham in 2009. Photo: Sally Butcher
The Coal Line will be an elevated park, on a disused railway line and sidings between Queens Road Peckham and Rye Lane. Photo: Jason Cobb
Persepolis, a Peckham institution. Photo: James Braid
Eye eye. Photo: Stephanie Sadler
Street art in Peckham. Photo: Jason Cobb
Peckham juice man. Photo: Sally Butcher

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Last Updated 27 October 2016