Peckham Levels, a creative community hub launching in the Rye Lane multi-storey carpark, offers an exciting new future for many local artists and residents. With designated studios, co-working spaces and cultural hotspots, the development takes up residence just a few storeys below influential arts organisation Bold Tendencies and its famed rooftop bar, Frank's. In anticipation of its explosive launch planned for the 8th of December, we've rounded up just five of the reasons you should get excited about the opening of Peckham Levels.
Their new live music venue
Owned and operated by the team behind local watering holes The White Horse and The Montpelier, new Peckham music venue, Ghost Notes, will offer an exciting opportunity for South London’s music community. Promising to champion the local talent, the venue will host a weekly programme of live music, with DJs playing throughout the weekend. They’ve roped in plenty of friendly neighbourhood faces for the listings including YAM Records, and former Canavan’s residents Rhythm Section.
A brand new cocktail bar for Peckham
Tropical-print cocktail space Near & Far is the latest venture from the team behind Old Street’s Magic Roundabout. Accustomed to creating beautiful venues in unusual spaces, the team were a natural fit for the Peckham Levels development. With gorgeous interiors, delicious drinks and great DJs playing late into the night, it’s likely to become to perfect Friday night chill out spot.
The cool co-working space
Ideal for freelancers and self-employed workers, The Ramp is an affordable co-working hub in the very heart of Peckham Levels. Offering dedicated desk memberships for both independent creatives and small teams, it puts you right in the centre of the action, surrounded by all the events, outlets and artistic facilities that Peckham Levels has to offer.
All the amazing new food outlets
Peckham Levels will have a creative range of food and drink outlets to tempt both members and visitors. To name just a few: Pizzeria Pickywops will be laying down the best vegan slices in London, while South London duo Drums & Flats bring their passion for chicken wings to the people of Peckham Levels. Camberwell’s coolest Kurdish eatery, Nandine, will also be setting up shop, offering a delicious assortment of mezze, wraps and baklava.
All the other great spaces
Peckham Levels aims to be a real creative and community hub. Consequently, there’s a great selection of artistic and consumer facilities available. From Sound Levels, a new music studio complex, to a 3D-printing studio and The Movement Factory, a community dance initiative. The twin forces of stylist Tracey Cahoon and colourist Jayson Gray a.k.a. Karbon Kyd will also be on site in the form of Cahoonas hair salon for stunning hair transformations, or just a quick trim.
The Peckham Levels launch takes place from 6pm - midnight on the 8th of November on Floors 1 - 6, 95A Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST.