On the old businesses of the new Peckham
by Ellie Swain
Back in 1996, when I was four, my parents, my brother and I moved from East Dulwich to our new home in Peckham, an eight-minute walk from Peckham Rye station off Bellenden Road.
Today, Peckham is renowned as one of London’s trendiest and most creative neighbourhoods. Stroll down its streets and you’ll come across hip cocktail bars serving drinks in jam-jars, craft beer breweries and posh stores selling homemade produce. It wasn’t always like this.