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Plenty of open space, boutique eateries and schools create an ideal family setting

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Hisar

Hisar

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

East Dulwich Picturehouse and Café

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...

Yama Momo

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!

Le Chardon

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.

Rocca

Rocca

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

Olivelli

Olivelli

Great pizzas, pasta and fresh fish!

The Bishop

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

Off the Cuff

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

Herne Hill Market

Herne Hill Market

A buzzing Sunday market, right near Herne Hill Station.

The Lido Cafe

The Lido Cafe

A modern British restaurant overlooking Brockwell Lido. Great for breakfast - plus lunch and dinner for that matter!

La Gastronomia

La Gastronomia

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

Horniman Museum and Gardens

Horniman Museum and Gardens

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

Brockwell Park

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.

The Melange

The Melange

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

The Begging Bowl

The Begging Bowl

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

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

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

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.

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Dominic Butler

In the heart of Dulwich, Dulwich Park is beautiful on a sunny evening, either walking the dog or taking a leisurely stroll...

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  1. For breakfast, its got to be either Toasted on Lordship Lane for great coffee and the best toast and jam or Gail's in Dulwich Village for a breakfast meeting over smoked salmon and chive pancakes.

  2. I recommend heading for a long walk with a coffee in Dulwich Park, then admiring the art at the Dulwich Picture Gallery before indulging in a cupcake at Le Chandelier

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Child-friendly activities near Dulwich Village

Diddi Dance-The Constitutional Hall

The Constitutional Hall
At Diddi Dance we realise and encourage endless enthusiasm and energy in an action packed, full of fun 45 minute dance class. Classes are ideally suited for both boys and girls between1.5 -4 years, however we have had lots of children as young as 16 months join in. So come and find us at Stand AZ1 where we'll be giving taster sessions, we encourage adult participation! 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

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

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

Baby Rhyme Time

Dulwich District Library
Come along and enjoy our baby rhyme time sessions. This is a unique way to have fun with your child while they learn new rhymes and develop their listening skills. Sessions are free and there is no need to book. All sessions run during the year but times may change during school holiday periods. 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

About Dulwich Village

Dulwich Village is a leafy area of Dulwich in South London's SE21 postcode area. It is located in the London Borough of Southwark. "Dulwich Village" is also the name of one of the High Streets in the area. North Dulwich station is near the northern end of Dulwich Village.

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