Welcome to Biscuit Town
From the middle of the 19th century Bermondsey became known as 'Biscuit Town', due to a huge biscuit making factory named Peak Frean..
They produced some of the nations best loved biscuits including Shortbread, custard creams, chocolate digestives and the daddy of biscuits - the Bourbon.
Here you can see a group of people on the steps of the Joy Slide; a children's slide funded by the Arthur Carr' the chairman of Peak Frean, The slide was opened in 1921 and was referred to as the 'American Slide' due to it being rather novel.
Located in Bermondsey is the Peak and Frean museum. Vising is by appointment only :