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Rear of 36-38 Peckham Road
London SE5 8QT
We are located just opposite Southwark Town Hall and across Peckham Road from Camberwell College of Arts and the South London Gallery.
36 or 436 from Victoria, 436 from Paddington, 12 from Oxford Circus or 171 from Waterloo
A short walk from Denmark Hill (London Overground) or, from Oval (Northern Line) take the 36 or 436 bus to Southwark Town Hall
Short walk from Peckham Rye
or bus from Vauxhall, Victoria or Waterloo.
From 1900 the site was let to E & H Hora, who built carts, and later vehicle bodies including for the first London omnibuses. The freehold owners were Robert & John White, makers of R Whites lemonade.
In 1929 it was let and eventually sold to The Fibre Case Company (later renamed Vanguard Luggage) which manufactured millions of suitcases there until the 1980s. Vanguard attaché cases were standard issue to British Forces in the Second World War and earnt valuable dollars through export sales throughout the conflict.
The company, now called Vanguard Metropolitan Ltd, then converted the site to studios and workshops. Over the last thirty years it has gained an enviable reputation as a unique creative community, with occupants including Turner Prize shortlisted artists.
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General and letting enquires
Malcolm Martin - tel. 020 8690 3100.