Del Boy’s home Peckham named among the coolest places in the world by Time Out city experts

Del Boy’s home Peckham named among the coolest places in the world by Time Out city experts

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DEL Boy’s home Peckham has been named among the coolest places in the world by Time Out city experts for a second year in a row.

The hipster district in South East London has come on leaps and bounds since its mean streets were conjured up in the beloved sitcom Only Fools and Horses.

The South East London district of Peckham has made Time Out’s top 50 coolest neighbourhoods list for a second year in a row
A car park with a view. Frank’s in Peckham has become a star attraction for locals and visitors alike
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Today’s Peckham is a far cry from the Peckham imagined in Fools and Horses – admittedly filmed in West London
Buster Merryfield, Nicholas Lyndhurst and David Jason star in Only Fools and Horses, set in an imagined Peckham

Peckham – which ranked 11th in the top 50 list – joins the Wedding area of Berlin and Astoria of New York in the clash of the coolest.

The once maligned area is now home to a bustling, ethnically diverse community and a thriving arts scene.

But its popularity has led to rocketing house prices and the rapid gentrification of large parts of the area.

Peckham is the only London spot to make the guide, which also includes neighbourhoods in Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow.

The Arroios neighbourhood in Lisbon, Portugal, tops the Time Out list
The Great Hall inside The Trafford Centre shopping complex in Dumplington, Greater Manchester
Sandymount Strand Beach in Dublin


The Time Out guide reads: “Over the past year even more restaurants, bars and club nights have established themselves along the area’s well-known Rye Lane and previously residential backstreets.

“With some of the capital’s most reputable arts colleges just a 436 bus ride away, the area has become home for south-east London’s burgeoning artistic scene while staying true to its multicultural roots.” 

Referencing the car park spot, it adds: “If the queue is too daunting at alfresco drinking spot Frank’s Café, visitors should head to club venue and culture space CLF Art Café (known as the Bussey Building) for drinks at its rooftop bar.”

The guide also recommends Footscray in Melbourne as an “inner-city cultural melting point”.

Shimokitazawa in Tokyo wins praise for its “legacy of counter-cultural cool” and is packed with vintage shops.

But it’s Lisbon’s Arroios that tops the list, with Time Out calling it a “multicultural hub where street art meets food from around the world, underground culture and historical treasures”.

The 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world – Time Out

  1. Arroios, Lisbon
  2. Shimokitazawa, Tokyo
  3. Onikan, Lagos
  4. Wedding, Berlin
  5. Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles
  6. The Waterfront, Hobart
  7. Strasbourg-Saint-Denis, Paris
  8. Astoria, New York
  9. Embajadores, Madrid
  10. Pilsen, Chicago
  11. Peckham, London
  12. Soi Pridi Banomyong/Phra Khanong, Bangkok
  13. Footscray, Melbourne
  14. Zhongshan, Taipei
  15. Kerem Hateimanim and Shuk HaCarmel, Tel Aviv
  16. Kypseli, Athens
  17. Jalatlaco, Oaxaca
  18. District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
  19. Juárez, Mexico City
  20. Poblenou, Barcelona
  21. Jamestown, Accra
  22. Verdun, Montreal
  23. Overseas Chinese Town, Shenzhen
  24. Holly, Austin
  25. Bom Retiro, São Paulo
  26. Katendrecht, Rotterdam
  27. Ancoats, Manchester
  28. Corktown, Detroit
  29. Gemmayzeh and Mar Mikhaël, Beirut
  30. Barranco, Lima
  31. Dogpatch, San Francisco
  32. Vesterbro, Copenhagen
  33. Naeja-dong, Seoul
  34. Yppenplatz and Brunnenmarkt, Vienna
  35. Easton, Bristol
  36. The Junction, Toronto
  37. Kelvinbridge, Glasgow
  38. Oltrarno, Florence
  39. Old Havana, Havana
  40. Stoneybatter, Dublin
  41. Bartók, Budapest
  42. Kadıköy-Moda, Istanbul
  43. Downtown, Miami
  44. Tanjong Pagar, Singapore
  45. Bandra West, Mumbai
  46. Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
  47. Old Xuhui, Shanghai
  48. Melville, Johannesburg
  49. Nové Město, Prague
  50. Nové Město, Prague

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