A couple of weeks ago (November 2017) I was at Cockpit Arts in Deptford as part of their ‘LCN’ (London Creative Network) programme. Less than 2 minutes away is the new building for ‘Petershams’, which has moved to Deptford from Elephant and Castle. So I thought I’d pop in and have a look. It is great. Lots of veiling, crin, feathers, textured feathers, premade bases, feather spines, sinamay, combs, hairbands, some felt hat bodies and more. The lovely lady running the shop told me they try to make themselves a one stop millinery supply shop.
I didn’t go to the Petershams in Elephant and Castle, but this one is apparently much bigger with lots of lovely light. It is a little tricky to find at first, but hopefully the pictures below will guide you to where to find it. Also, I have ordered from their website in the past, to make the Dr Who Missy hat, and their website is very easy to navigate and prompt delivery and good communication throughout the whole ordering and delivery process.
The closest station is Deptford Bridge on the DLR (you can get this from Stratford, Bank, Tower Gateway or Lewisham). It is also close to New Cross. See this link on the Cockpit Arts website for buses and directions from the different stations: https://cockpitarts.com/contact-us/cockpit-arts-deptford/
It was like being in a sweet shop – I loved it! Look at their website to find out the latest opening times and days https://www.petershams.com/
These pictures taken from the direction of Deptford Bridge, walking towards Petershams. You go down a main road called Deptford Church Street and then turn right at a pub called ‘The Birds Nest’.