Rye Lane film locations walk

Brixton to Peckham

4 miles / 6.4km

LOCATIONS

Brockwell Park Gardens  l Lambeth Town Hall l The Ritzy l Windrush Square l Brixton Village l Nour Cash and Carry l  Ebony Horse Club l  Warwick Gardens l  Holly Grove l  Coal Rooms l Blenheim Grove l Il Giardino l Morleys l Peckham Soul Records l Peckham Plex l Rye Lane Market l Tola l Persepolis l Theatre Peckham

Rye Lane, Peckham

INTRODUCTION

We loved the recent film Rye Lane set in Brixton and Peckham and being South Londoners, we couldn’t help but spot many locations we knew and some we didn’t. We decided to put them on a map and make a walking route to include as many film locations as possible. The route takes in many of the places where the main characters hang out – including Il Giardino  restaurant and Peckham Soul.

Please note: The Tate Modern and Millennium Bridge are not included on this walk as they are a bit far to get to on foot – take the bus!

If you spot a film location that isn’t on our list please let us know

 

Route details

Start Brockwell Park Gardens 
Nearest Station Herne Hill Station & Brixton Tube
End Persepolis Cafe 
Nearest Station Peckham Rye
OS Route  WALKING POST Rye Lane Locations
Difficulty Easy
Length 4 miles (6.4km)
Average time 2 hours
Total ascent Pretty flat!

DIRECTIONS OVERVIEW

The walk starts in the peaceful walled garden in Brockwell Park (what3words///socket.doll.rank). After taking in the wide views of the city, the route descends down through the heart of Brixton to Windrush Square, the Ritzy, and Brixton Village Market. It’s easy to get disoriented in the covered market, so to continue the walk, turn off Atlantic Road onto Popes Road and after the two railway bridges, turn right on Brixton Station Road to follow the railway running all the way to Peckham, ending at Persepolis (what3words///bugs.juror.mime).

On the way, you pass through Wyck Gardens, Ebony Horse Club and Ruskin Park before crossing the railway at Denmark Hill Station. After some residential streets, you pass through Warwick Gardens and Holly Grove – both used in the film and then loop round Peckham to see most of the other locations.

Rye Lane Film Locations Ritzy Cinema

Ritzy Cinema

Rye Lane Film Locations Il Giardino

Il Giardino

Brockwell park gardens

Brockwell Park Gardens

Rye Lane Film Locations Windrush Square Bovril

Windrush Square, Brixton

Rye Lane Film Locations Warwick Gardens

Warwick Gardens Playground

Rye Lane Film Locations Rye Lane market

Rye Lane Market

Venues

Peckham Soul
133 Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST
This record shop celebrates the unique creative energy of SE15 and the most defining feature of South East London – diversity. Vinyl, live music and DJs.

Theatre Peckham
221 Havil St, London SE5 7SB
This award-winning cultural community theatre champions underrepresented voices and puts on a varied programme including drama, dance and music.

Ritzy Cinema
Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Ln, London SW2 1JG
Very popular restored 1911 cinema with café and bar, showing a varied programme across multiple screens.

Peckham Plex
95A Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST
Independent, licensed, multiplex cinema showing the latest blockbusters and 3D film releases. Home to the wonderful £4.99 cinema ticket.

Ebony Horse Club
51 Millbrook Rd, London SW9 7JD
Urban riding school. Their mission is to use horses to raise the education, life skills, wellbeing and aspirations of young people from disadvantaged communities within Lambeth.

ABOUT THE FILM

Rye Lane

View Film Trailer

Rye Lane is a 2023 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by and set in the South London areas of Peckham and Brixton, the film title comes from the real-life Rye Lane.

Story

In South London, in a gender-neutral toilet at an art exhibition Yas encounters Dom. A few moments later, they meet again in the exhibition and walk through the Rye Lane Market together, bonding immediately over recent breakups.

They spend the day and evening together in Peckham and Brixton growing closer and pushing each other out of their comfort zones as they eat tacos, go to a karaoke night, and break into the house of Yas’s ex-boyfriend; causing a fallout and then a reconciliation by the Thames.

IMDB Rye Lane

MARKETS & SHOPS

Brixton Village Market
Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8PS
The covered market of Brixton Village houses over 100 independent traders including restaurants, cafés, boutiques, fruit & veg and international food shops. This has created one of the most exciting places to visit in London.

Rye Lane Market
48 Rye Lane, London SE15 5BY
The natural market place of Peckham, with over 50 shops offering a diverse range of goods and services under one roof.

Nour Cash and Carry
Brixton Village, 23 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Ln, London
Grocer and local institution, run by by Saja Shareen and her family, who came to the UK in the early 90s after being forced to leave their home in Iraq due to conflict over their Iranian heritage. Famed for their range of specialty ingredients and spices.

Peckham Soul
133 Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST
This record shop celebrates the unique creative energy of SE15 and the most defining feature of South East London – diversity. Vinyl, live music and DJs.

FOOD AND DRINK

Il Giardino
7 Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QS
Italian restaurant serving home-style Sardinian cooking and pizza, served in a rustic trattoria with an outdoor terrace.

Coal Rooms
11a Station Wy, London SE15 4RX
Social enterprise restaurant right by Peckham Rye station, the Coal rooms serve a seasonal menu, with dishes focusing on quality and locality.

Persepolis
28-30 Peckham High St, London SE15 5DT
Funky, arty Persian grocery and craft store featuring an on-site café/deli with Middle Eastern fare.

TOLA
56 Peckham High St, London SE15 5DP
A late-night bar and music venue in the heart of South London, equipped with a roof terrace and food from Yard Sale Pizza. On weekends the dance floor comes to life with an in-house music programme showcasing the best of London’s soundsystem culture and underground dance music.

Rye Lane Film Locations Peckham Plex

Peckham Plex

 holly Grove

Holly Grove

Rye Lane Film Locations Brixton Village Market

Brixton Village Market