Vibrant, diverse, fashionable and ever-so-popular
Over the years, the mere mention of SE15 was sure to make your heart skip a beat, but fast forward into the 21st century and it’s for a whole host of other reasons why Peckham is one of the most attractive areas in south London. The area is vibrant, diverse, exotic and incredibly well connected. Mix this with stunning architecture, plenty of amenities, good schools and lots of green spaces and it becomes evident why so many people chose to settle here.
The architecture throughout Peckham is impressive and innovative. Take the Peckham library for example, which won the 2000 Stirling Award for architectural innovation. Fantastic examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture can be found too – have a peek around Lyndhurst Square, Highshore Road and Asylum Road on a lazy Sunday for some history. Families were attracted to the area as the properties were generally larger than their Camberwell counterparts and you got more bang for your buck.
With good homes, requires good transport links. The closest stations are Peckham Rye and Queens Road Peckham. The latter, being just two stops from London Bridge is ever-growing in popularity whilst the London Overground line has increased the connectivity to Clapham Junctions, Shoreditch, Crystal Palace, West Croydon and Beckenham.
Local amenities are in abundance in SE15 – take Rye Lane, Peckham’s bustling high street, with its energetic market stalls, independent shops, food outlets and shops that sell anything you could possibly need. In 2011, Southwark Council finally gifted this stretch of shops Conservation Area status.
Above all else it’s diverse – from the trendy, arty students, young families and even the odd Del Boy character.