Peckham, a district within the London Borough of Southwark, consists of a population of approximately 14,720 residents and has the postcodes SE15, SE22, SE23, SE4. Peckham got its name from the River Peck, which ran through the district until it was enclosed in 1823. A popular wealthy area in the 16th Century, Peckham became a commercial centre by the 18th Century, attracting industrialists in the city who wanted to avoid paying expensive rents. The village of Peckham consisted of much farmland and gardens, with farmers often growing melons, figs and grapes. Often Peckham was the last stopping point for many cattle drovers who were travelling into Central London to sell their livestock, the drovers would stay in local inns while the cattle was secured in the surrounding farmland.
Despite its quaint village-like history, Peckham soon saw a rise in housing development in the mid-19th Century, with many large houses built around Peckham Rye Common and Peckham Rye Park, and housing for working residents filling the rest of the surrounding fields. In 1865 Peckham Rye railway station was built, making the area accessible to artisans and clerical staff working in the City and docks. The high street soon became a prime shopping location in South London. The Rye was bought by the vestry of Camberwell St Giles in 1868 to keep the land as common ground and to avoid overcrowding. The rise in local population also led to a need for more cemeteries to alleviate overcrowding at Nunhead Cemetery.
Peckham was redeveloped in the 1960’s, however there was a lot of urban decay and the area declined in the 70’s due to high unemployment rates and a lack of economic opportunities. This led to further regeneration attempts in the early 2000s, which saw the building of award-winning Peckham Library. Peckham’s residents come from a largely diverse background, making it a multicultural hub and one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the UK. There has also been steady gentrification in some areas of Peckham, leading to an influx of restaurants, cafes, artist studios and independent shops.
Copeland Park industrial site was due for demolition to make way for a tram depot, but was saved in 2009 following the Peckham Vision campaign in 2006. Since then, numerous art studios, venues and business have opened in Copeland Park and The Bussey Building, including Yogarise London.
Yoga in Peckham
Yogarise opened its doors to Studio 1 in 2014 to offer high quality yoga in Peckham. With Studio 2 opening in 2016, the chilled out vibes and cool interior flare make it a destination to visit, with some of the best yoga teachers in London offering classes here throughout the week. Whether you’re after something to soothe your soul, or get your heart pumping, our friendly neighbourhood yoga classes accommodate all levels and abilities, plus there are two donation-based community yoga classes taught each week too. Some of our most popular classes are Rocket Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga.
We offer a range of different styles of yoga, which are open to all levels: Ashtanga yoga classes, Baby & Me, Creative Flow, Forrest Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Jivamukti, Prana Vinyasa flow yoga, Pregnancy Yoga London, Postnatal, Restorative, Yin, Yin Yang, Vinyasa Yoga London. Whatever your style, Yogarise has something to suit all!