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Dulwich and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Dulwich and surrounding areas

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

Michael Schult

"Herne Hill has a fantastic community feel with its independently run boutiques and cafes."

Chris Campbell

"From independent shops, green spaces and a short commute, Herne Hill is the perfect combination!"

Gary Howorth

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Where do Dulwich and surrounding areas locals go?

Rocca

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

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...

Horniman Museum and Gardens

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

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.

Off the Cuff

A wine bar with cheese, live music and cheap drinks. They also sell furniture...

Olivelli

Great pizzas, pasta and fresh fish!

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.

Valhalla

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

Crystal Palace Park

A fantastic spot for enjoying the sunshine!

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!

Lucas Gardens

Lucas Gardens is a tranquil spot for whiling away a lazy Sunday.

Satay Bar

Happy hour cocktails and a range of dishes and cuisines from all over South East Asia.

The Melange

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

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic sight!

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!

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"The name Dulwich is derived from "marshy meadow where dill grows", and in 1333 had a population of 100 people."

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Kingswood Library Baby and Toddler


Baby and toddler sessions are aimed at pre-school children and their parents or carers. Each session includes storytelling, songs, simple crafts and activities designed to stimulate young minds. A baby and toddler session will give your child -the chance to meet and interact with children of a similar age -development of concentration and comprehension skills -an introduction to a wide variety of books and story tapes -fun! Website

Power Pramming

The Lodge
Power Pramming is a brilliant work-out designed specifically for new mums! If you want to get fit and know that baby is safe and happy, Power Pramming is the way to go! Website

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

Boppin Tots

St Barnabas Parish Hall
Boppin Tots is a fun & exciting drop-in, pay-as-you-go music group for babies and toddlers. There is no need to pre-book to attend a session. You can expect 45 minutes of fun and entertainment in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. There is no pressure at all for any child, or adult, to join in but with so many action and movement songs you'll find it hard to resist. Sessions are not age restricted and babies and toddlers are welcome together at any of the sessions. Babies needn't miss out on the action songs either as adults can give them a helping hand and the movements can easily be adapted to suit everyone. Sessions run every week during term time. A number of sessions also run during the school holidays - please check with your session leaders. Website

Try Time Kids' Rugby

Belair Park
We have created rugby based games and activities that increase kids enjoyment of sport as well as develop them physically. We know what keeps kids entertained and enthused and we believe passionately that our rugby play sessions for all kids from 2 years old to 7 years old, will give them the attributes they will need to go on and play the next level of rugby... or indeed any sport. There are 3 age groups that we run at every venue, Rascals (2-3.5), Scoundrels (3.5-5) and Scrummers (5-7). Kat and Nathan have been coaching children's rugby together for many years. They run the Dulwich site together with a "two heads are better than one" attitude. The Dulwich coaching team attempt to challenge the kids' imaginations and creativity to be weird and wonderful, working with the philosophy that when the kids are having fun, the rugby skills and athleticism inevitably follow. Website

Tumble Tots

St. Faith's Community Centre
For more than quarter of a century, Tumble Tots, Britain's leading physical play programme for children, has been the springboard to developing children's skills for life. The programme, which has benefited more than a million children since 1979, instils in them, a healthy and active lifestyle and the confidence, to reach their maximum potential. It is designed to develop children's physical skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and climbing, through the use of brightly coloured Tumble Tots equipment. Each weekly session combines fun, excitement and challenge in a safe and caring environment. If you are thinking of joining us but want to be sure that it's right for you and your little one, why not come along and just pay for one class before deciding if you want to make a commitment to a 12 week course. 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
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