Some places get a bad reputation, sometimes justifiably. Brixton used to have it (and actually with some people it still does, usually with people who have never been there). Peckham still does - but it too is changing - so let me help change your minds a little as well.
Yes, it is a little rough and ready in places, and some may not like to spend time there, but for those with an adventurous spirit to try new things, you may well be pleasantly surprised. You like art? You like cool architecture? You'd better get yourself to Peckham Space then.
This is Peckham's newest gallery, and it is a pretty futuristic one at that - all angles and slopes, looking like a space craft that has just crash-landed in South London.
It aims to showcase talent from the area, and is supported by both the Camberwell College of Arts and the University of the Arts London, so the art displayed is made by, and for, the people of the area - as well as an appeal to the wider public who come to see it.
It is also worth checking out the Peckham Peace Wall while you are here - which started off as a reaction to the 2011 riots with messages of positivity written on post-it notes becoming a permanent fixture in the Square near the gallery.
What with the coolest library you've ever seen making up the backdrop to the gallery space as well - you can't fail but be impressed. So why not go along and check it all out for yourself, and show that North London can't claim all the best galleries for itself.