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Olivelli

Olivelli

Great pizzas, pasta and fresh fish!

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...

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.

Hisar

Hisar

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

Rocca

Rocca

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

The Begging Bowl

The Begging Bowl

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

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

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

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.

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.

The Melange

The Melange

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

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.

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.

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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

"Dulwich Picture Gallery was the first public art gallery in Britain. It was created from a collection of art compiled at the request of the King of Poland, but when he abdicated following Poland's conquest by Russia and Prussia, it left the curators with a massive collection. On their death they left it all to Dulwich College and decreed in their will that it must be displayed to the public."

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

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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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  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

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

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

Diddi Dance-Christ Church

Christ Church
At diddi dance we realise and encourage endless enthusiasm and energy in an action packed, full of fun 45 minute dance class. Classes are suitable for both boys and girls ideally between 2-4 years, however we have had lots of children as young as 16 months join in. Website

Little Bubbles

Herne Hill Baptist Church,
Little Bubbles are exciting weekly activity classes for all children aged 12 months - 4 years old. Your child can come along and enjoy the physical fun of moving freely to funky tunes whilst expressing themselves in a warm, encouraging & happy environment. Full term: £72 Half term: £36 Full term (sibling): £36 Half term (sibling): £18 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

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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