Viv Square

The home is situated in a quiet leafy square, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Rye Lane, and a few minutes walk from the north tip of Peckham Rye Park. It`s a great base to explore central London and/or the local neighbourhood. Shoreditch and east London is also very easy to access via the overground at Peckham Rye Station (an 11 minute walk from the apartment).

The apartment is spread across three floors, allowing you to spread out. The ground floor entrance has space for jackets and for a couple of bikes. The first floor contains a large open plan kitchen and sitting roo, and a green outdoor roofop space. Amentities include an induction hob, microwave, fridge and freezer, washing machine and a hidden projector and pull down projector screen. The rooftop is surround by bamboo and houses useful herbs for cooking (thyme, rosemary and sage), there is a large circualr table with parasaol - ideal for outdoor eating. The top floor contains two bedrooms with double beds, coffee tables and wardrobes. There is also a blue bathroom with a power shower and toilet.

About the location

The Neighbourhood

Peckham Rye is a vibrant and characterful area that never sleeps, with bustling markets and independent shops. Peckham has undergone significant regeneration in the past 20 years. Galleries, restaurants and trendy bars have popped up alongside multicultural grocery stores, market traders and high street offerings. Only a few steps away from the bustle of Peckham’s main shopping street, Rye Lane, there are quiet streets of charming Victorian houses offering easy access to local trains and buses, and there is plenty of green space, too, with Peckham Rye and Burgess Park both close by.

Going Out

Eating: Over the past decade new eateries have opened at a rate of knots, with dining options ranging from the Peckham Bazaar, with its pan Balkan menu, via south Indian specialists Ganapati, to Thai at the Begging Bowl in Bellenden Road. Pedler on Peckham Rye with its gut-busting brunch options, changing seasonal dinner menu and excellent cocktails has fast become a local favourite. Locals also enjoy Meet District, Mamma Dough, Banh Bahn, Mr Bao and John the Unicorn. 
Drinking: Frank’s Bar on the top floor of a multi-storey car park has become well known for its cocktails and extraordinary views over London in the spring and summer months. Bar Story, behind Peckham Rye station, is popular with locals and can get very busy at the weekends. If you’re looking for something more traditional, head for the Montpelier which is tucked away on a quiet street, and has a broad range of beers and a 30-seat cinema tucked into a back room. The Rye, the White Horse and The Victoria Inn, area also local favourites for its delicious and traditional pub grub. For something a little less traditional, Beer Rebellion is a craft orientated bar. 

Film: One of the best kept secrets in London is the Peckham Plex, which shows the latest blockbusters as well as lesser known films, and prices all its tickets at a very reasonable £4.99 per person.

Nightlife: The hub of nightlife in the area is the CLF Art Cafe at the Bussey Building, with a cafe and bar, record store, regular club nights, a full programme of theatrical events and film screenings on the roof. 

Culture: The South London Gallery offers a wide range of exhibition, events and talks, as well as activities for kids to enjoy while their parents take stock in the light and airy No 67, the gallery’s cafe and bar. 

Green Spaces

Peckham Rye is central to the area and comprises two large green spaces: the wilder common to the north and the park to the south. The newly refurbished Victorian park features ornamental gardens, streams and woodland, as well as a cafe and adventure playground. Peckham also borders Burgess Park, which at 56 hectares is Southwark’s largest green space and provides football pitches, cricket pitches and a large playground, as well as a BMX track. Also well worth a visit is Nunhead Cemetery, with its magnificent Victorian monuments and war graves. The Friends of Nunhead Cemetery offer guided tours.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome

Peckham Rye (HE40913)

London,   England

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 4) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 3 - 4 weeks


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Membership expiry date: 07 Jun 2022