Dulwich and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Dulwich and surrounding areas
"The independent shops and cafes and charming period properties make East Dulwich the perfect place to set up home."Michael Schult
"I often pop into Pavilion Cafe in Dulwich Park - it's the perfect spot to take in the beautiful surroundings and they serve delicious food too."Nadia Amzert
"Victorian houses line the streets of Dulwich and enhance the welcoming, characterful feel of the area..."Michael Schult
Where do Dulwich and surrounding areas locals go?
Delicious Italian food in delightful Dulwich Village - the linguine comes highly recommended!
Submitted by Alice
A taste of the Mediterranean, this Italian deli also has a patio garden, where you can sit and enjoy their delicious dishes.
Submitted by Alice
Arguably the best kebab on Lordship Lane! It's hard to break the habit of going every day for lunch...
Submitted by Alex
Knowles of Norwood
This lovely quirky bar is quiet mid-week for a lovely intimate meal or catch up. And lively on the weekend with a lovely band. Good atmosphere. Rustic style.
Submitted by Daisy
Horniman Museum and Gardens
A quirky, free, family-friendly museum and gardens.
Submitted by Stephen
The Crystal Palace Market
A unique culinary experience - choose your fresh produce from the market and then watch it be prepared into a tasty meal.
Submitted by Ben
Frank's Café in Peckham is a really cool bar with amazing views of London on the top of a multi-storey car park.
Submitted by Gemma
A lovely family-friendly café just off Bellenden Road that serves tasty homemade food.
Submitted by Sally
Crossfit and personal training gym based in the heart of the Crystal Triangle. Always a hard workout.
Submitted by Thomas
The best breakfast I have had in Brixton and an amazing array of coffees and real fruit smoothies.
Submitted by Christian
West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre
So many activities for adults and children. I personally love the exercise classes, Zumba and Boxfit.
Submitted by a local resident
The Shop Revolution Marketplace
The Shop Revolution Marketplace host lots of unique events like poetry and craft nights, with all the items they sell produced by independent designers and jewellery makers. This picture was taken at a Miss Victoria's Floral Emporium flower arranging workshop.
Submitted by Sarah-Jane
A great recently opened restaurant on Streatham Hill. Go here for something completely different to the other places in the area.
Submitted by Graeme
A superb way to spend your evening, this newly refurbished pub in the heart of East Dulwich is the perfect place for celebrating with a cheeky champagne or two.
Submitted by Gemma
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"London's tollgates are no longer in use bar one, which belongs to The Dulwich Estate and allows access to their private section of College Road."
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Child-friendly activities near Dulwich and surrounding areas
Heuristic PlaySt. Barnabas Hall (entrance on Gilkes Place)
Heuristic Play is for the more active toddlers - the crawlers and the walkers. Heuristic comes from the Greek term 'I discover' and this type of play is one that allows a child to make discoveries through independent exploration and to learn for themselves with minimal adult interference. £8 class or £96 per 12 week term Website
Busy Bees at The Horniman MuseumThe Horniman Museum
Activities change every week, with creative play, enchanting stories from around the world, simple art and craft, songs and a whole lot of Horniman fun, created with very young children and their carers in mind. On Tuesdays: Session passes for the first two sessions are available from the main entrance at 10.30am. The first 30 children waiting at the entrance to the Hands on Base at 12pm will be admitted into the third session. On Wednesdays: Session passes for the first two sessions are available from the Gardens Pavilion at 10.30am. The first 30 children waiting at the entrance to the Pavilion at 12pm will be admitted into the third session. Website
Caterpillar MusicWaterside Centre
Amazing fun, music, action songs, puppets, instruments and exciting activities every week at Caterpillar Music - a creative learning experience for babies and young children... Website
Crafty CooksRosendale Allotments Community Building
A cookery club designed to treat children as young as 2 years old some fun, nutritious recipes whilst introducing them to new foods Website
RaviliousDulwich Picture Gallery
The first major exhibition to survey watercolours by celebrated British artist Eric Ravilious (1903-42). Well known for his iconic work for Wedgwood, Ravilious is widely considered one of the key figures in mid-20th century British design but he was also one of the finest watercolourists of the century. Website
Bea's Baby BopRye Books
Drop in music classes for babies and toddlers! Website
About Dulwich and surrounding areas
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- East Dulwich
- Upper Sydenham
- Herne Hill
- Peckham Rye
- West Norwood
- Forest Hill
- Crystal Palace
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