Bikes give you better access to Peckham than any other form of transport. When you know where to go and what to look out for, a trusty bicycle enables you to view the area’s rich history and cultural significance through a new lens.
This self-directed tour would be best enjoyed on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2017. The first half of the tour can be ridden at a relaxed pace along the quieter roads away from the high street and with short breaks, and is suitable for all riders. The second half is suitable for more confident riders along the Old Kent Road.
To the north of Rye lane, you’ll ride on a track first paved by the Romans in AD47 – now known as the Old Kent Road. It’s the same path you’ll find in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales; that was the scene of the 1415 celebrations for soldiers returning from the Battle of Agincourt; and has more recently become known as the only square on the Monopoly board situated south of the river.
Discover the scores of creative spaces hidden in plain sight along this road. Within the area’s 3.5-mile border, Peckham Festival by bike will take you
to places you didn’t know existed.
All locations can be found on our map, and additional information can be found in the Open Studios section. Don’t forget to share your discoveries with us – tweet or Instagram us at @peckhamfestival.