A great little pub in a trendy enclave with lovely staff, tasty food and chic rooms that don’t cost a fortune. Outside, there’s a shaded terrace for sunny days where you can watch local life pass by. Inside, you get a 21st-century makeover of a beautiful Victorian pub: original wood floors and windows, then colourful booths and banquettes. Craft beers and local ales wait at a fine old bar; spin round to the restaurant and find quirky local photos on exposed brick walls. Pull up a chair at one of the smart tables and dig into super food, perhaps pea and loveage soup, shepherds pie with buttered greens, chocolate fondant with blackberry sorbet. Bedrooms are a steal – 12 cost £110 or less. They’re lovely, too: airy colours, local art, comfy beds, super bathrooms. You get coffee machines, flat-screen TVs and Bose WiFi speakers. Why spend a fortune in central London, when you can hang out with locals in a cool part of town? Sundays are fun – delicious roasts, live jazz in the evening. Peckham Rye station is a three-minute walk. There’s a funky market, a lovely common and free parking, too.