If you’ve been to Peckham in the past few days then hopefully you noticed that the clock at the top of the old Jones & Higgins shop at 1 Rye Lane SE15 is no longer stuck saying it’s 12.27 all the time. Thanks to the amazing, tireless efforts of architects Benedict O’Looney, the mechanism has finally begun turning again.
A uniquely Peckham experience
We were honoured to be invited up to look over London from inside the clock face with our awesome client The Peckham Peculiar. The entire mechanism, including the white clock face backing, had been removed before we climbed up, which meant that we were given an incredibly rare view.
We could see everything from Battersea Power Station, across to St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard, and all the way over to Canary Wharf, all beautifully framed by a gorgeous piece of Peckham’s history.
Of course, a few paragraphs will never do the experience any justice, so let’s just get to the photos. And don’t forget that you have a newly refurbished way to tell the time in Peckham town centre.