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Peckham news, rumours and general chat

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by not-bono-ever, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    Me & other half have recently discovered Il Giardino & we LOVE it!
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  2. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    Il Giardino has been there for yonks
    Gets busy but the eats are ace
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  3. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    Wonder whats happened to old the old boys who used to play dominos in the Oglander all them years ago?
    No doubt they have been "decanted/ethnically cleansed" to some far off concrete wilderness
  4. got a few bott
    dunno, but apparently ""Gentlemen are required not to commit a nuisiance against the walls" say the sign on the side of the oglander

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  5. the brick brewery under the arches at Peckham station does great beer, not cheap bu they do saturday open house and you can chug samples of their output- the Peckham Pils is rather nice
  6. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Full page in this week's Time Out about Peckham.
  7. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    Cant help it but think that as soon as some trendy fish wrappin like TO starts trumpeting about a place, its already fucked
    Wish the Kings on the Rye was still open.............
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  8. the bus stop is still called Kings on the Rye

    I always like the sign in the window of the cab office that adjoined KotR

    " No Drug Runs"
  9. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]


    It's been going on years.
  10. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    Them wuz the days, eh?:D
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  11. tbtommyb

    tbtommyb Well-Known Member

    Time Out, like the Evening Standard doing listings.
  12. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Talking of London's London Evening Standard, Peckham is London's next 'gaybourhood'. Make of that what you will.
  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    ah yes, the good old days
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  14. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    Ah yes, I remember it well:D:thumbs:
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    the expensive bakers on the bellend road is now an expensive burger eaterie at nights. I am pretty well travelled, but have fuck all idea what a cholla bun is
  16. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    A miniature cholla loaf.
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  17. little_legs

    little_legs Поехали!

    In the meantime, on Lordship Lane:

    a couple of weeks ago


    and now the work has started

  18. the new italian resturant on the bellend road is turning people away at the door each night and is booked solid by the look of things.

    prices have gorn made here- we would not be able to live here is we hadnt got in 12 years ago - a 3 bed EoT is up for over a million

    My peckham barbers despair

    Oh and theres a hugh mural of a spitfire on the house end next to the Thai place
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  19. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Fucking hell. Guess the street dealers have gotten expensive, too.
  20. tbtommyb

    tbtommyb Well-Known Member

    I never got Franco Manca's. I went once and it was nice but not that different to anything you can get anywhere really. why so special?
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  21. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Soundsystem out on the green at Troy Town tonight - nice atmos
  22. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    Where is this green at Troy Town of which you speak sir?
  23. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    its been and gone now but if you went to Troy Town you couldnt have missed it. The green itself was part of an adjoining estate.

    BTW Troy Town was featured on Robert Elms notes and queries a few months back, as to why its called Troy Town. A Troy Town can mean one of two things
    a maze
    a maze particularly created of low knee-height shrubs.

    The consensus seemed to be that at some point before houses were built on it there was such a maze, and it would have stood directly opposite from the Lido (and before there was a lido there there was a naturally occurring pond on that site) and where Troy Town road runs .
  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  25. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    I went to the cinema there today which is very affordable, £4.99 for a movie. The peckamplex is nothing as fancy as the ritzy but it's serviceable and is affordable for all.

    We then had some tapas in Miss Tapas which is down the street where the market is...tiny place, really delicious and not expensive.

    General vibe in Peckham was like Brixton circa 2001.

    Apart from the hipster, trendy joints which are everywhere in london now, Peckham still feels real and still has it's original community. Most of the original local shops are still present along the high street and it felt easy walking around. I'll definitely be spending more time here.
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  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It just felt refreshing to be able to walk past rows of normal shops and not feel like the entire place was aimed at servicing the middle class/hipster/well off tourist demographic. Sure, gentrification is taking a grip there, but as you say, it feels a long, long way behind where Brixton is at now.
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  27. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    Interesting use of the word "original community". Peckham looked a whole lot different in the 70s and 80s.
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  28. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    Manzes pie and mash before matches, park behind burger king!
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  29. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    The time to buy is now. Before the hordes arrive
  30. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    Still have to be rich to buy in Peckham.

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