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East Dulwich

Lovely period properties and independent shops and cafés

"The independent shops and cafes and charming period properties make East Dulwich the perfect place to set up home."

Michael Schult

"Rye Lane Market is the perfect place to pick up bits and bobs any day of the week."

Jennifer Purchase

"Peckham Rye is a vibrant and characterful area that never sleeps, with bustling markets and independent shops."

Michael Schult

What is your favourite place?

Where do East Dulwich locals go?

East Dulwich Picturehouse and Café

This small cinema serves everything from cakes to meals, cocktails to coffee and screens small independent films alongside Hollywood blockbusters. There are even reclining seats and 'love seats' if that's what you'd prefer...

Le Chardon

Proper French food, an interesting 1880s Grade II listed interior and a piece of local history, as it used to be a David Greig shop. Put your handbag on the marble shelves and try the lobster, bouillabaisse or coq au vin and wash it down with a fabulous wine choice. I always have a good meal here.

Yama Momo

Situated in the heart of East Dulwich on Lordship Lane, if you like Japanese food, you have to try Yama Momo. Great atmosphere, food and drinks!


A fantastic South Indian restaurant at the Peckham end of Bellenden Road.

The Melange

A handmade chocolate shop and café that serves fantastic hot chocolate!

The Begging Bowl

Thai street food with a tapas approach - a relaxed and friendly buzz, especially on the weekend.

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

Where every good night ends...Peckham's pool club open 24/7!

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.


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


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

K & K Butchers and Grocers

On the corner of Choumert Road and Rye Lane there is K&K Butchers, which sells fresh produce, meats, fish, fruits and vegetables.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

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


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

Le Querce

The finest Italian restaurant I have ever been to, with a varied and fresh menu that caters for everyone from meat eaters to vegans and all in between without seeming to try! I book for anniversaries, birthdays, visits from friends - any excuse to attend the best restaurant I know of. It may not look particularly salubrious, but it is child-friendly by day and romantically candle-lit by night. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

La Gastronomia

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

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

What do you love about East Dulwich?

Why do you find East Dulwich a great place to live?


"I love East Dulwich because of its homely feel!"

October 2015


"East Dulwich - city life, village lifestyle!"

February 2015


"From cool bars to cosy pubs, fantastic restaurants to some great independent shops, East Dulwich has it all - but still manages to maintain a ‘villagey feel’. The area boasts lots of open spaces with Dulwich Park, Dulwich Woods and Peckham Rye close – all of which mean you’re unlikely to want to stray too far from home on the weekend."

February 2015


"Great local amenities such as the boutiques and great pubs on Lordship Lane, whilst also being within walking distance of nearby Peckham, which has cool independent cafes, restaurants and bars. Close to Peckham Rye Park and Common, which is great in the summer to hang out on, or get involved with the numerous sporting activities it houses during the summer. The area has fantastic transport links with the Overground stations ne... more

January 2015

Local resident

"A really terrific place to bring up a family. Good primary schools, lots of parks and green spaces, a lovely friendly community and a great high street."

March 2012


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"Frenchman, Robert Hubert confessed to starting the Great Fire of London and was hanged. However, he wasn't actually in London when the fire started!"

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Child-friendly activities near East Dulwich

Bea's Baby Bop

Rye Books
Drop in music classes for babies and toddlers! Website

All-In-One Fridays

East Dulwich Community Centre
Activities provided by Tippee Toes and Tea Dance for Little People including soft play fun, creative crafts, music workshop, visual arts, storytelling and refreshments. Activities repeated throughout so latecomers won't miss out! £7.00 per child / £3.00 per sibling / £4.00 under 12 months, FREE for under 6 months. Website

Freedom Academy Performing Arts

Goodrich Primary School
Freedom Academy runs regular singing, dancing and acting classes for children aged 3 years to teens as well as extremely popular Holiday Workshops in South East London. Our sessions are a great way for children to develop self confidence, make new friends and learn new skills. At Freedom Academy our teachers are fully trained professional actors and teaching professionals who perform on stage in Londons' West End Theatres & UK Tours, alongside numerous TV/Film Credits. Website

Peckham Rye Arts and Crafts

Peckham Rye Children's Playroom
Must complete an application form. Please bring proof of address and telephone number to receive a card with a unique membership number. There are some costs associated with using toy libaries. Lending: First Monday of every month: 10:00 - 12:00 Sensory Session: Third Tuesday of every month: 10:00 - 12:00 Website

Tippee Toes Music-East Dulwich Community Centre

East Dulwich Community Centre
This class includes action songs, musical instruments, movement props, puppets, colourful laminates, parachute play and oodles of bubbles! It is an extremely lively and interactive class which makes learning fun, whilst teaching the importance of manners, patience, and socialising positively in groups and is a great early introduction into music. Whilst this class is well structured, we are very relaxed and if your little one wants to move about, they are free to do so. Website

Diddi Dance-Christ Church

Christ Church
At diddi dance we realise and encourage endless enthusiasm and energy in an action packed, full of fun 45 minute dance class. Classes are suitable for both boys and girls ideally between 2-4 years, however we have had lots of children as young as 16 months join in. Website

Bea's Baby Bop

Push Studios
Music classes for babies and toddlers! Classes Run Throughout The Year, as opposed to only during term time, and therefore do not stop for half term breaks but continue on as normal! Website
  1. About East Dulwich

    East Dulwich is a district of South London, in the London Borough of Southwark. It forms the eastern one third of Dulwich, with the Dulwich Wood area, Dulwich Village and West Dulwich to its South and West making up the remaining two thirds. The South London suburb dates back to the nineteenth century. It is a residential area which has undergone gentrification in recent years. It has a shopping area along Lordship Lane which, as well as many independent shops, has a selection of restaurants and Gastropubs.

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