Bringing new life to a disused multi-storey car park in south-east London, Peckham Levels is your local answer to Boxpark and your go-to destination this summer for all things Brunch n Grind
What is Peckham levels?
A grassroots project, Peckham Levels opened late last year and aims to support small, local businesses, creating a space for the people of London to come eat, drink, play, learn and explore.
With pop-up food stalls, bars, cafés and a yoga studio forming part of the complex, Vanessa, Amy (our fellow Brunch n Grind beaut) and I decided it was time to head down to the complex and see what was on offer for all you food and fitness fanatics out there!
Level Six: time to move
Created by founders, Tania, Will, Woody and Ben, Level Six yoga studio provide people from all walks of life space to feel good and move.
Offering a range of yoga and pilates classes as well as workshops seven days a week, the studio caters for beginners and families at the beginning of their journey to advanced yogi’s wanting to further their practice.
There’s a full range of yoga styles available for you to try, from hatha yoga to faster-paced jivamukti, there’s always someone on hand in the studio to talk you through what class would best suit your body.
With views over the tree tops and London’s city skyline, the light and airy studio feels inclusive and welcoming. You quickly forget you’re in a converted multi-storey car park!
To liven up our weary bodies we decided to book into an mid-morning Pilates class with the lovely Gemma Folkard. Combining classical mat work with resistance bands and a small ball we spent the hour paying special attention to our core, posture and breath.
We loved the way Gemma described our ideal posture in planks and forward folds as “wearing a superhero cape”. Visualising the cape throughout the class and aiming not to let the cape fall forwards over our arms encouraged us to push our shoulders down and back, creating that pinch in the middle of the shoulder blades.
Feeling refreshed, revitalised and ready for fuel, we showered, changed and made a beeline for brunch…
Wildflower: plant-based dining in Peckham
Serving weekend brunch from 10am – 3pm, Wildflower is a vegetarian and vegan café. With inspiration drawn from Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine get set for a flavour explosion.
With its neon coloured signage, glow in the dark washrooms and ultra-cool interiors peppered with green foliage hanging from the ceiling, Wildflower is Insta-gold.
In need of comfort food, I opted for the warm and filling baked eggs. Served with tomatoes, roasted peppers and fresh yoghurt this dish certainly made my tummy happy. Vanessa opted for the vegan full english complete with tasty roast tomatoes and mushrooms, while Amy went for harissa scrambled tofu. Prices were very reasonable with mains ranging from £5 – £9.
Craving something sweet, we finished up by sharing a slice of banana bread and a melt in the mouth salted caramel brownie with a round of coffees.
I took a sneak peak at their lunch menu (served during the week) and already have a date in the diary to go back and try the coconut dahl and swede fondue!
What’s coming up?
Keep an eye on Peckham Levels events page to be kept up to date with fitness, workshops and talks taking place over the summer.
We’ll be signing up for the Health, Hedonism and Balance talk this month!
With so much wellbeing and food under one roof this is a great venue to get the gang together and spend the day trying new things.
Have you been to Peckham Levels yet? If so, tell us what you think in the comments below.