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Peckham Area Guide
Our area guide to Peckham gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SE15
North Peckham has seen a significant regeneration over the past decade. Grim tower blocks have been replaced by low level housing projects. Much has been achieved, although a few rough edges still remain. South Peckham has respectable streets of solid Victorian homes, the best of which can be found overlooking Peckham Rye Common and Park.
Property Types & Architecture
There are many streets of Victorian terraced housing particularly west of Rye Lane around Chadwick Road and Choumert Road. North of Peckham High Road there are many council housing estates although there are some old terraced streets to the east of Peckham Hill Street. Also just to the south of Commercial Way, there is a large new Laings development with a mixture of houses and flats.
Shopping & Entertainment
The area is quite good for shopping. Rye Lane is the main area. This is a typical busy shopping street with a lot of small food outlets should as butchers, fishmongers, grocers and bakeries. There is also a large modern indoor shopping mall on Peckham High Street.
There are plenty of pubs in the area. The most famous is probably The Nags Head at Peckham Rye, immortalised in the television series Only Fools and Horses.
Parks & Commons
Peckham Rye Common is the main open space. There is a fitness centre in Peckham Square and a multi screen cinema along Rye Lane.
Who lives here?
It is essentially a working class area with a multi racial mix of West Indian, Asian and Turkish. First time buyers and families are attracted to the area as property prices compare favourably with East Dulwich.
Peckham Local Authorities
Peckham is is represented by Lewisham Council, Southwark Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
Peckham Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Peckham area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Schools in Peckham & Exam Results
Schools in Peckham fall under the Southwark Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Peckham by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Peckham
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