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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

"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."

Dominic Butler

"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!

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.

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...

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.

Olivelli

Great pizzas, pasta and fresh fish!

The Begging Bowl

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

West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre

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

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...

Seven at Brixton

Unique homemade cocktails in the middle of Brixton Market, made using their own secret recipes. A small place, but very nice for a date. They also sell food.

Babette

Lovely food, wine and cocktails in a gorgeous French bistro housed in a converted pub in the heart of Nunhead.

Brockwell Park

A great place for an early morning run, where you feel like you aren't even in London - yet you are only 10 minutes from central London on the Victoria line. There are tennis courts, a gym and a Lido too if running isn't your thing.

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.

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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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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

GDND Street Dance Classes

St. Barnabas Parish Hall
We have a dedicated team of staff who are trained professionals, able to teach a wide variety of the many exciting Street dance styles in South East London. All of classes are tailored to suit the individuals in the class. Children of ALL abilities are welcome to attend our classes. Some of our classes are Street and Break dance, when Break dance is taught a lot of the moves are learned on the floor. Moves are broken down to the most basic level so that children are able to grasp the essential basics and strengthen their bodies to hold their weight in the ways needed. *Mini Moves Street dance* 2 - 4's 2.25-3.00pm 4-7's Street dance 4.00-4.45pm 8-11's Street dance 4.55-5.55pm 12-16's 6.00-7.00pm Website

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

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

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
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