A Summer Night in Peckham

Peckham, one of the places just outside city centre I’ve wondered about since moving here, but somehow never made it out there to explore.

South of the city, it’s a place most often referred to as the new Shoreditch. Interested in exploring the city and looking for something to do on a Saturday night, I booked a Rooftop Film Club ticket to see Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again at a rooftop in Peckham.

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A few hours ahead of the show, I hopped on the Northern line, and then transferred to the overground until we arrived at my stop- Peckham Rye.

Immediately off the train, I found myself looking every which way at all the activity me. I didn’t have much time to explore, but there’s so much happening in Peckham- HandLuggageOnly have a great guide for visiting Peckham if you’ve got a full day to explore.

Short on time, I popped into Brick House Sourdough Bakery and Bar for a flat white pick-me-up. Fully caffeinated, I set out for Peckham Levels, a 7 story car park that’s been reimagined as a co-working space, artistic galleries, restaurants and bars.


After checking out the different places on offer, I settled in at Near & Far for a cocktail.


Scoping out the view of the city from the bar’s windows, I noticed the sun starting to set and decided to walk next door to Frank’s. Somewhat of a London rooftop legend, Frank’s is a bar built atop an old industrial building with killer views of London. Here, I sipped another tipple and admired the space’s art installations. Definitely recommend for a fun summer night out with friends.


With an eye on the clock, I headed to the Bussey Building for my final stop of the night- Rooftop Film Club. Arriving a half hour before the start of the movie meant I had time to watch the last of the sun set and enjoy a honeydew martini before showtime.

Really loved seeing a show here- on one side of the rooftop, you have the theatre, and on the other, you have the rooftop bar and a few eateries. A perfect space for seeing a movie.

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Post-movie, I popped into Forza Win for pasta and wine- so delicious.

All in all, a lovely late summer night in Peckham. Have you ever been to Peckham? Which neighborhood in London is your favourite to explore? 

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