Sunday, 13 April 2014

All Things Peckham

Having lived opposite Burgess Park for nearly a year we have been back and forth to Peckham for mainly one reason - Peckham Plex! With the sun shinning we donned our flip flops and decided to actually go and explore our local area and my god did we find some gems!!

Firstly we stumbled upon @Alibabajuice which is this really cute juice stall tucked up under the railway arches on rye lane. We were greeted by a super friendly New Yorker called Chris who talked us through his juice menu and suggested a juice that would help cure Sarah's 2 day hangover - grapefruit, beetroot and ginger. Despite not even liking grapefruit this juice really hit the spot! Soph went for apple, kale and basil mainly for her love of the super food kale but my word was it refreshing! All Alibabas ingredients were really fresh and we cannot wait to try more of these amazing juices.

With juices in hand we headed for @Busseybuilding where @craftyfoxmarket were in residency for 2 days with over 45 craft stalls selling everything from tshirts to bow ties to home made shoes.
There was a really good atmosphere with djs playing on both floors and lots of people coming and going, looking for some unique items. We had to limit ourselves and bought some art from @woahpickle and a tshirt from @keylimepietime as we will definitely be hitting @dogstarbrixton when the craft fair heads there in 2 weeks.

Next we decided to find Bellenden road as we wanted to locate @Artusipeckham, @thebeggingbowl and melange chocolate however we couldn't walk passed @Brick_Brewery without popping in for a quick half. Having tried Brick Brewery at the flying Pig (check out our prior blog) it was nice to see where the local beer was brewed and recommend anyone to check out the Brewery tap on a Sat between 12-6pm. We've just read that @burgerbeartom will be there next Sat - this is bloody exciting as we recently invested in Burger bears Kickstartup!

With our thirst quenched we took a leisurely stroll up Bellenden stopping in at the butchers, vintage clothing store and the general store for a beer stick. Our objectives were met as we located both restaurants that we want to check out in the future and discovered by far the best hot chocolate we have ever tried from Melange chocolate. During this pit stop we had a good read of   @peckhampeculiar which is a cracking local paper and can be picked up from loads of shops and rests in Peckham and Nunhead- we got ours from @peckhamplatform

We ended our Peckham day by checking out the 2nd art exhibition at Hannah Barrys Gallery, 4 Holly Grove where German born artist Nick Jeffrey's Shiver Me Timbers Exhibition was on display. Being street art lovers we really hope this 2 storey warehouse continues to display lots of art and even entices local artists to display their work.

If you have never really explored Peckham we really recommend it as there is so much to see and do.

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