Home Discover Local Life Dulwich and surrounding areas

You are not logged in. Log in / Register


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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Dulwich and surrounding areas locals go?


Delicious Italian food in delightful Dulwich Village - the linguine comes highly recommended!

La Gastronomia

A taste of the Mediterranean, this Italian deli also has a patio garden, where you can sit and enjoy their delicious dishes.


Arguably the best kebab on Lordship Lane! It's hard to break the habit of going every day for lunch...

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.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

A quirky, free, family-friendly museum and gardens.

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.

Frank's Cafe

Frank's Café in Peckham is a really cool bar with amazing views of London on the top of a multi-storey car park.


A lovely family-friendly café just off Bellenden Road that serves tasty homemade food.

Performance 360

Crossfit and personal training gym based in the heart of the Crystal Triangle. Always a hard workout.


The best breakfast I have had in Brixton and an amazing array of coffees and real fruit smoothies.

West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre

So many activities for adults and children. I personally love the exercise classes, Zumba and Boxfit.

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.

La Casita

A fantastic choice of Spanish food and drink all at great value!


A great recently opened restaurant on Streatham Hill. Go here for something completely different to the other places in the area.

The Bishop

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.

Know a great place?

Share your favourite place to go in or around Dulwich and surrounding areas.

Let us know

Why not explore the nearby areas of Dulwich, East Dulwich, Upper Sydenham, Herne Hill, Peckham Rye, West Norwood, Forest Hill, Norwood, Sydenham and Crystal Palace

Why do you find Dulwich and surrounding areas a great place to live?

Be the first to tell us what makes living in Dulwich and surrounding areas great.

Please tell us about Dulwich and surrounding areas

"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."

Explore Dulwich and surrounding areas

  1. Food and Drink places Amenities

  2. Tube and rail stations Transport

  3. Schools, colleges and universities Schools

    School performance tables

  4. Shops Property

Child-friendly activities near Dulwich and surrounding areas

Heuristic Play

St. 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 Museum

The 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 Music

Waterside 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 Cooks

Rosendale 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


Dulwich 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 Bop

Rye Books
Drop in music classes for babies and toddlers! Website
  1. About Dulwich and surrounding areas

    Do you live in Dulwich and surrounding areas, or have you lived in Dulwich and surrounding areas recently?

    If so, let us know what you like about living in Dulwich and surrounding areas.

    Local Estate Agencies

    Dulwich and surrounding areas estate agents

    estate agents

  2. Nearby areas

    Why not explore some other local areas:

Feedback about living in Dulwich and surrounding areas has been submitted directly by the public and may not neccessarily reflect the views of Foxtons. The description of Dulwich and surrounding areas was modified from Wikipedia and is available under the Creative Commons licence. Land Registry data is Crown copyright.

All the views and contributions contained within Foxtons Local Life are those of the contributors. All content is assessed before publishing for taste, however free opinion is encouraged. Foxtons accept no payment or sponsorship for content that is posted about Dulwich and surrounding areas.

Call 0800 369 8667 for further information about marketing your home, or to find out how much your property is worth