Peckham has its fair share of corporate venues, but within the following selection you’ll find some that are decidedly more unusual, ideal if you’re in search of something that feels a million miles away from a standard office block.
With a name like The Dead Dolls House, you’d no doubt expect something that is pretty atmospheric and gothic in its sensibilities and you certainly won’t be disappointed. Housed within a former public house that dates back to the 1870s, this multi-purpose space is now used to dine, drink and dance in style, meaning it could be particularly well-suited to a corporate Christmas party or suchlike. The capacity allows for up to 200 guests to attend and the nearest rail links include Queens Road Peckham and Peckham Rye.
If there were words that could never justifiably be used to describe Little Nan’s Tropical Den, it’s ‘dull’ and ‘boring’. On the contrary, this vibrant, colourful, bold and playful space is packed full with all manner of quirky props and kitsch, eye-catching details. Past clients include the likes of the BBC, ITV, Vintage Life Magazine and the Evening Standard. The 75-person capacity combined with the immersive quality of the décor means it naturally lends itself to smaller-scale, more intimate events.
Found beneath 2 railway arches, there are 2 distinct areas that you can utilise either individually or as a whole at Peckham Springs. One of these spaces is a large cocktail bar and the other an outdoor covered area, adding up to offer a total capacity of 300. The industrial flair throughout the venue puts it very much on trend and allows the space to turn its hand to many different event types. As for getting there, Peckham Rye tube station is mere stumbling distance away.
Asylum is a beautifully distressed chapel that dates back to 1826. It has a very rich heritage, having sustained bombing damage during WWII and now having official Grade II listed status. The raw, stripped-back feel of the space brings guaranteed atmosphere and intrigue to proceedings, like stepping back in time. In terms of the more modern conveniences, Queens Road Peckham and New Cross Gate tube stations are both within comfortable walking distance.
The Lighthouse is a newly refurbished former cinema that first opened its doors in 1940. Despite having been updated, the Art Deco styling and the classiness of its past have been sensitively retained. Now being complimented by the inclusion of state-of-the-art facilities, you get the best of old and new, meaning the venue quickly started generating buzz throughout the events scene. A good choice should you be planning a larger scale gathering, the capacity allows for as many as 2950 guests.