This summer, come and get a glimpse of one of Peckham’s hidden architectural gems. For 3 days only, Peckham Vision are holding an exhibition, with talks and more, in the Old Waiting Room, in Peckham Rye station.
This will be a unique opportunity for you to immerse yourself in this atmospheric space, learn more about Peckham’s buildings and past, and find out about hopes and plans for Peckham’s future.
The station opened in 1865 and was designed by Charles Henry Driver at a time when engineers, not architects, generally took the credit for a project.
The Old Waiting Room is a magnificent space with a high vaulted ceiling and four open fire places that stretches the length of the building above the ticket office and is today accessed from Platform 3, on the Victoria line.
When the work is finished, the Old Waiting Room will be looking for a good use, perhaps as a restaurant. What do you think?
The exhibition is open from 2nd – 4th August
THURSDAY 2nd August 5pm-9pm
FRIDAY 3rd August 1pm-9pm
SATURDAY 4th August 11am-3pm
* Entrance from Platform 3, come to the ticket hall
* Children under 18 must be with an adult
* No disabled access for this event (but the provision of full access to all the platforms is now part of the planned work for the station; the success in getting the station restoration under way has helped to bring this forward. It shows how wider benefits can come from historic buildings restoration)
* Refreshments, bookstall, interactive activities
* Part of the Peckham Cultural Olympiad
For more information please visit: http://www.peckhamvision.org.