Peckham Rye Park has enjoyed a fascinating history. Along the way, the Park was mentioned in the Doomsday Book (of 1087), was used to graze sheep and donkeys, was famous for its melons, figs and grapes, had its fair share of famous historical figures, and housed huts for detaining prisoners of war during WWII.
All of this rich history... right on your doorstep.
To assist you in learning more about the Park's background, a detailed history of Peckham Rye Park is outlined on this website - including sections on:
The Park's early history
How Peckham Rye Park became a park
More recent history and what has made the Park what it is today