Situated on the 10th floor of a disused multi-storey car park in Peckham, Frank’s Café is in an unlikely spot for a ‘Campari Bar’ and art space… until you discover the fantastic views.
Frank’s is the brainchild of Hannah Barry and Sven Muedener of the Hannah Barry Gallery in Peckham, and this is its second outing after a successful launch last Summer. They commissioned the temporary minimal wooden pavilion from Practice Architecture’s Lettice Drake and Paloma Gormley (daughter of Anthony Gormley). Drake and Gormley decided upon a simple and clean lined structure to house the bar and kitchen leaving lots of space to appreciate the stunning London skyline. Frank’s is run by Frank Boxer and head chef Michael Davies, who met working at the wonderful Anchor & Hope in Waterloo.
The outdoor sculpture exhibition, Bold Tendencies III, is a mixture of the bold, bizarre and beautiful with an eccentric and playful edge (including Spongebob Squarepants riding a motorcycle). This eclectic mix suits the vibrant, urban setting as well as the stylish and creative clientele.
Around only until 30th September, Franks is a must-see for those interested in experiencing a new side to London. Who knew we’d be making plans to hit Peckham!
Thanks to Nat and Cat for helping us on this inspiring post.
N.B. Beware that Frank’s is pretty hard to locate, even once you have found the car park. We recommend you bribe a regular attendee with the offer of a few cocktails in return for acting as guide!
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