Each month we feature a local London mum who tells us what she loves about her corner of the capital. This time we talk to Zoë de Pass, a resident of Peckham, mother of two and founder of DRESS LIKE A MUM, where she campaigns to change the bad rep implied by the name—‘the perception that mums can’t dress’—and encourages women to wear whatever makes them feel happy and confident. We asked Zoë to tell us what she loves about her ’hood.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m Zoë, I am a London mother of two and founder of DRESS LIKE A MUM.

Which area do you live in, and what do you love about it?

I live in Peckham, South East London. I love the creativity, people, location and variety of things to do there.

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Where’s your favourite neighbourhood place to hang out as a family?

We spend a lot of time in Peckham Rye Park—our favourite part is the Victorian garden in the centre of the park, where we ALWAYS play hide and seek.

Where’s your favourite place to escape in your area for a little ‘me’ time?

I love going to my hairdressers Myla & Davis. I have been going there since it opened—they do the best cuts and colours and on a Tuesday morning you can ‘bring your baby’ while you have your hair done.

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What local activities do you and your family take part in?

We enjoy meeting up with friends, going to the local pubs like The Nun’s Head, The Rye and Frank’s—the rooftop car park bar. We also like going to the local events and festivals.

Is there a little hidden gem in your area you’d like to share?

Our local fishmonger, F.C. Soper in Nunhead, is amazing—it is a family business and has been there since 1897. The fish is all so delicious and the family who run it are great too.

Check out Zoë on her website or on instagram.

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