Two weeks ago I took the plunge and (finally) moved out of home. It was with mixed emotions that I left my childhood home, excited for my new adventure yet at the same time feeling sad to leave the house I had lived in (albeit on and off) for nineteen years. I’ve now left Surrey and I am a fully fledged resident of SE15- i.e. Peckham
My casa in Surrey- yes my Dad still had England flags hanging out of the window after England were knocked out of the World Cup…
Peckham is already proving to be an absolute treat. I love the diversity in the town and the way everything just seems to mesh together in a rather wonderful jumble.
Things that excite me about Peckham:
Peckham has potentially the coolest library ever. I Took these pics in the beautiful sunshine yesterday : D
…And from the library you can see the Shard : D (yes, I am one of those rare, odd people who actually likes the shard).
Peckham has an ace vintage shop… JHBeulah/ Threads
PLUS they are just starting up a series of what look like rather fantastic workshops inside the shop.
Peckham has a Manze pie and mash shop. Don’t. Get. Me. Started. There is something about pie and mash shops (the proper old school London ones) that I just adore. Gimme a slightly burnt pie, lumpy mash that folds over the edge of the plate and lashings of liquor and I’m a happy bunny.
Peckham doesn’t have a tube stop but this seems to mean you can get a bus ANYWHERE. £1.45 to get wherever you like in London? Absolute Win. (The no.12 gets you to Oxford Circus : D)
Peckham has both a Lidl AND an Aldi.
Peckham has a really eclectic mix of pubs and bars. So far we’ve only tried a few but the ones we’ve been too thus far have been more than pleasant.
Peckham has a Wetherspoons…It’s the cheapest Wetherspoons I’ve ever been in. Seriously- under a fiver for a pint and a glass of wine. A-Mazing.
Do you know the Peckham area? do you have any tips for where to visit/ eat/ drink? Drop me an email!
I’ve been told to check out the Lordship Lane area too…so I will share my findings soon : D