Shaped like an inverted "L", the sustainably built, copper-clad Peckham Library won the prestigious Stirling Prize for Architecture in 2000 - and remains the only building of its kind ever to have done so. Suspended on a cantilevered plane, away from the hustle and bustle of street-level Peckham, the reading space here is naturally bright and delightfully quiet. If you're looking for work by black authors, there's a great selection here.
Reopening: mid-July, date TBC
122 Peckham Hill Street SE15 5JR