Which borough it's in
What the transport links are like
Regular buses, Overground & National Rail links.
Why I like living there
Peckham is multicultural & lively. The area had a negative reputation towards the end of the twentieth century, but the low house prices attracted creatives; resulting in a diverse community, with authentic roots and a variation of nightlife.
What there is to do
There is an abundance of pubs for all price brackets and several late night options, such as the pool club/dive bar 'Canavans', which is arguably the best place in the world. Recent years has seen Peckham hold creative events, in venues such as the Copeland gallery and the CLF Art Cafe.
What it's like at night
Many people still regard Peckham as unsafe, but in reality that reputation is a hangover from decades ago. It is perfectly safe to walk around in the evenings, you are frequently approached by homeless people in the evenings, but they are generally friendly, chatty and entertaining.
All price brackets are catered for in Peckham, there is a Weatherspoons, a large range of old-school drinker pubs, as well as chic cocktail bars and restaurants.
The general vibe
The large Afro-Caribbean population in Peckham, coupled with the market-front style stores contribute to a real community vibe. The area is popular with skaters, musicians and creatives of all disciplines- resulting in an open-minded and interesting place to live.
Go to Canavans: for better or for worse, you won't forget it.