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Rocca

Rocca

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

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...

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.

Olivelli

Olivelli

Great pizzas, pasta and fresh fish!

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!

Tart

Tart

The second establishment set up after the original opened in Clapham in 2015, these quiches are exciting and tasty, with vegan and gluten free options available.

The Melange

The Melange

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

K & K Butchers and Grocers

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.

Peckham Springs

Peckham Springs

Thursday is the new Friday night! Peckham Springs under Peckham Rye Station is a food and drinks venue in an art gallery space.

Petitou

Petitou

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

Horniman Museum and Gardens

Horniman Museum and Gardens

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

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.

The Railway Tavern

The Railway Tavern

It's like a Tardis, has a huge garden with beach huts, amazing food and clientele, shows screen sports but best of all are the bands and entertainment.

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

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

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

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

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

Jennifer Purchase

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

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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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What locals say about Dulwich

  1. I love the local Foxtons branch, they are so friendly!

  2. We have everything in Dulwich!

  3. I love the easy link into London, direct bus straight into town.

  4. Good schools in the area, such as Dulwich College, J.A.G.S and Alleyn's School.

  5. For families with children, The Horniman Museum and Gardens is a great destination and there's even an Aquarium too. My wife and I love to check out the museum exhibitions from time to time. We're also spoilt for choice for green spaces.

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Child-friendly activities near Dulwich

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

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

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

Baby Booters


Baby Booters is the much talked about and massively popular kiddies fun kick-about footie session. Targeted at the little 'uns between 18 months and four years of age this is a great chance to get your little one active and engaged. Website

About Dulwich

Dulwich is an affluent area of South London. The area is mostly in the London Borough of Southwark with parts in the London Borough of Lambeth. Dulwich, consisting of East Dulwich, West Dulwich and Dulwich Village lies in a valley between the neighbouring districts of Camberwell, Crystal Palace, Denmark Hill, Forest Hill, Gipsy Hill, Knights Hill, Herne Hill, Honor Oak, Peckham, Penge, Sydenham Hill, Tulse Hill and West Norwood. Dulwich is also known as the location of the Dulwich Picture Gallery and Dulwich College. Dulwich Village contains the original shopping street and still contains nearly all of its original 18th and 19th century buildings. It remains very uncommercialised and is a conservation zone.

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