Leigh writes a blog I've followed for years called Found Now Home, where she writes about her love for flea markets, crafting, photography and home life. While she's not a Twitter user, you can follow her on Instagram for regular updates.
So last week I met Leigh in Peckham Rye and we set off along Bellenden Road. With not a Tesco's in sight, I was pleasantly surprised by the cute, independent shops to be found here. There was the lovely General Store with lots of autumnal fare outside and possibly the most stylish butchers I've ever seen, Flock and Herd, with a beautifully vibrant red bicycle outside....
Threads, stocking not only women's and men's vintage attire, but also some cute vintage items for children...
Worn and Torn which is worth a peek if you're looking for furniture or homewares. I was quite keen on that pale green towel rack in the left hand pic!
Ed Warehouse. What a great find! A huge space packed with all sorts; from vintage fashion and homewares, to haberdashery items, to gifts and lovely toiletries... A proper treasure trove!
Hope and Greenwood. Even at the age of 32, it's hard not to still get that 'kid in a sweet shop' feeling! And even if you don't have a sweet tooth, they have some lovely gifts and homewares to browse too.
La Chandelier, although I forgot to take any photos in here as I was too busy stuffing my face with a Croque Monsieur! But Leigh has some gorgeous photos and a blog post about it here, a truly lovely spot for lunch or afternoon tea!
Thanks Leigh for showing me round! I hope you've enjoyed a little peek in some of Peckham & East Dulwich's top spots and I'd love to hear if you have any other great places in this area we've missed too!