Perambur has a wide range of entertainment venues such as cinemas and parks. Perambur has the first shopping mall of the north Chennnai Spectrum Mall. It also consists of a 5 screen Multiplex named S2 Cinemas which is controlled by theater franchise SPI Cinemas. Sri Brinda Theatre is popular among cinema lovers in Perambur. Perambur also has many other cinemas theatres such as Ganga Cinemas which is in Kolathur which is just 5 km from Perambur. Perambur has also got Chennai's first Disco Water park named Murasoli Maran Membala Poonga which is always crowded in the weekends.
Perambur Railway Station with view of Perambur Fly over
Perambur is served by three railway stations. They are Perambur, Perambur Carriage Works and Perambur Loco Works. It is also one of the earliest British settlements in Chennai, mainly because of the railway establishments during the 1850s. Perambur is also noted for the largest presence of Anglo-Indians in Chennai and arguably in South India because of the erstwhile aplenty British settlements in and around Perambur, during the construction and running of the Integral Coach Factory or ICF as known colloquially. Perambur also houses a large number of Malayalis who also work for the Railways. St.Joseph's Syro-Malabar church is one of the catholic churches in Perambur which serves the Malayalee Catholics of North-Chennai.
Perambur incidentally is one of the major railway hubs in Chennai not only because of ICF, but also due to a number of express/super-fast trains having stops. Perambur is the fifth largest station in Chennai in terms of passenger volume after Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Tambaram and Mambalam.
Popular streets and roads: Paper mills road, Perambur Main road, Perambur High road, Madhavaram high road, Paddy field Road, Patel road, Bharathi Road, Siruvallur Road, Foxen street, Beer shop lane, Rangasai street, Ballard street, Mohamedan street, Damodaran Street, Raghavan street, Jaganathan colony, Carpenter street, Bundergarden street.