Things to do in Peckham

Many are calling Peckham the new Shoreditch, with an exciting food scene, thriving nightlife, fun activities on offer and an alternative street style. I just hope it doesn’t become as popular, nowadays it is difficult to fight your way through the phoneys on Shoreditch’s streets, Peckham still has a sense of mysterious allure. Here are a few of my favourite places in the neighbourhood.

Rooftop Film Club – This seasonal film club makes good use of the Bussey Building rooftop terrace. Presenting classic feel-good movies under the stars with comfy deck chairs and high quality wireless headphones and cosy blankets, all you need to remember is the popcorn!

Artusi – a darling little Italian restaurant serving up delicious home-cooked dishes. The menu changes regularly, we tried homemade Taliatelle Al Crudaiola and Leg of Lamb with courgette and aubergine. Pancotta and Peaches was the perfect summer’s dessert.

Frank’s Cafe – the most talked about bar in town is found on the top of a disused multi-storey car park in Peckham. Offering sublime views of the city and selling good food and drinks, it is the best place to watch the sun go down.

Begging Bowl – a relaxed and welcoming restaurant serving up fragrant and authentic Thai street food. Choose five small dishes between two people, the Stir fried beef sirloin with grilled chilli jam, onions and cumin was absolutely irresistible.

Bar Story – Youngsters flock to this bar for the cheap cocktail happy hour from 6-7 pm. Located beneath Peckham Rye station the bar has stark industrial design and list of classic drinks to choose from. I recommend the delicious Whiskey Sour.

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