On entering the iron gates on Blenheim Grove and walking under the arch of Peckham Rye station, you’d be forgiven for thinking you we’re going the wrong way.
But once you leave the shadow of the brick work you’ll see the festoon light-illuminated tent packed with – for want of a better phrase – Peckhamites.
The space, set across three arches, is super simple: at the front, a covered outdoor space with rows of long sharing tables and an MDF and corrugated iron bar. It looks like your mate has pitched up a tent on the patio.
At the back, a railway arch, casually painted white (by the owners’ buddies when they first took the project on), with another bar un-fussily but generously stocked with bottles of spirits and juices ready to be poured, rather liberally, into people’s glasses.
Speaking of which, the cocktail list is undoubtedly one of the cheapest in the city. All served as pint glasses filled to the brim, you’ll find the likes of the Negroni; Rhubarb Bastard (gin, aperol, lillet blanc and rhubarb bitters); and Peckham Spring Water (gin fresh lime juice, mint, elderflower and tonic)… and these are just but a few of the concoctions that come in at just six quid. The most expensive cocktail on the menu is a mere £8.
A weekly rotating food pop up (past traders include: Forza Win, Patty & Bun and Mamma’s Jerk) provides the opportunity for any hunger to be sated as the DJs start and the dancing commences.
NOTE: Peckham Springs is open from 6-12pm on Thursday, Friday and (from 4pm) Saturday. It’s open outside of these hours for specific events. For more information, visit their website here.
Peckham Springs | 4-5 Dovedale Business Trading Estate, Peckham, SE15 4QN
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