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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

"Victorian houses line the streets of Dulwich and enhance the welcoming, characterful feel of the area..."

Michael Schult

"Forest Hill's elevation ensures outstanding views towards the centre of the capital!"

Jennifer Purchase

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Where do Dulwich and surrounding areas locals go?

Hisar

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

La Gastronomia

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

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...

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.

Matoom

The best Thai restaurant with always fresh produce, taste buds will be working overtime as each mouthful gives you more to think about. A truly unique experience!!!

The Melange

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

Petitou

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

Herne Hill Market

A buzzing Sunday market, right near Herne Hill Station.

Rocca

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

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!

South London Gallery

Contemporary art space with changing exhibitions. It also has a lovely café and art shop.

Hood

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

Olivelli

Great pizzas, pasta and fresh fish!

Cherry & Ice

A café serving delicious ice creams and milkshakes with the friendliest staff - they're so lovely and helpful and always make me feel welcome.

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre has everything you would want, from a pool, to a gym, to exercise classes.

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"The 'Concrete House' on Lordship Lane is the last remaining example of its architectural type in the country. Once in a state of dereliction, it is Grade II listed and has been converted into flats."

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Whippersnappers

College Lodge
Whippersnapper Music Classes are run across our two sites. At College Lodge in Dulwich Park the classes take place in our Cabin with soft floor and beanbags, music and puppets, hidden away in our sensory garden. Our classes last 45 minutes with a new theme each week and include inter-active songs, role play, dressing up, handmade props, djembe drums, musical instruments, puppets, disco dancing, bubbles and sensory lights. £5.50 per child (£6.50 drop in) £7.50 for siblings (£8.50 sibling drop in) - 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

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

The Creation Station Little Explorers

Mission Bubble
Our award winning 'Exploration' toddler art classes for babies, toddlers and preschool children provide the perfect solution for all your child's creativity needs, with no stress or mess for you! Here's how our weekly 50 minute 'Exploration'' arts and crafts activity classes can inspire your child's own journey of discovery and learning: Each term is 6 weeks, to block buy the cost is £45, for siblings this is £36 (the cost will be pro-rata if you join mid-term) Drop in is available at a cost of £8.00 per child and £6.50 for siblings 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

Discovery for All at The Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum
How sharp are shark's teeth? How do you wear a sari? Have you ever played a West African thumb piano, balanced a gourd on your head or stroked a badger? Drop in to explore our Hands On Base and its thousands of real objects from around the world. Our team of Explainers will help you discover these fascinating objects and make connections between them. This session is for everyone and you don't need to be a child or visiting with children to enjoy it - come and find out for yourself. Website

Street Dance-EOS School

East Dulwich Community Centre
Our classes offer children the chance of expressing their personality through dance and movement. We firmly believe enjoyment to be a pre-requisite to move to any further stage. Children showing talent, desire and dedication to dance will be subsequently encouraged and guided to pursue a professional career. £65 per term on 1 lesson a week Website
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