Art Deco Quarter

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Peckham Vision has brought to attention the cluster of Art Deco buildings in central Rye Lane, and is creating material for this page to make this information available to the public. The display panel below is the first public collection of the pictures of the buildings. Further details of each of them and their preservation and restoration is being prepared.

The original magnificent ceiling of the former Holdron’s building, now occupied by Khan’s Bargain store, is slowly being revealed again by Benedict O’Looney Architects with the cooperation of Akbar Khan proprietor of the store, and Copeland Park the owners of the building, who were all brought together by Peckham Vision. Funds need to be raised to continue and complete this work.


"The central part of Rye Lane in Peckham has a remarkable cluster of Art Deco buildings, markers of the commercial vigour and enterprise of local business which made Rye Lane South London’s premier shopping destination in the late 19th and 20th centuries. These buildings also demonstrate how London’s commercial architects were quick to adopt the new modernist architectural style which was making waves on the Continent and in the United States. Peckham’s Art Deco Quarter comprises more than six buildings in the central part of Rye Lane, with a further three which were alas demolished in the last decade along the Lane. This group includes the arcade and the buildings around Peckham Rye Railway Station, The former department store opposite at 117-125 Rye Lane, Holdron’s department store & show rooms at 135 Rye Lane and on Bournemouth Road, the former C&A store at 72-74 Rye Lane and the former Marks and Spencer Store at 54-58 Rye Lane…" - extract from an article by Benedict O’Looney M.Arch RIBA on ‘Rye Lane’s Art Deco Quarter...

A1-PV-Panel-Art-Deco-Quarte 1024 web.jpg Download here the pdf version of this draft map and pictures of Peckham's Art Deco Quarter around Peckham Rye station.

Individual buildings

[photos and information on each building being uploaded when we get the time...]

12-16 Blenheim Grove