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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!

Olivelli

Olivelli

Great pizzas, pasta and fresh fish!

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!

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 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.

The Begging Bowl

The Begging Bowl

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

Horniman Museum and Gardens

Horniman Museum and Gardens

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

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.

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...

Petitou

Petitou

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

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.

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.

The Melange

The Melange

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

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...

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

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

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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

Trampoline


As parents all over the western world know...kids love to bounce up and down. If it's not your bed or their bed...its the sofa! So in an attempt to save your furniture, book them in to one of our term time trampoline courses. £34, member £36, non member £38 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

Bessemer Grange Baby Rhyme Time

Bessemer Grange Children's Centre
There are always lots of fun activities for your child and for parents to take part in at the Bessemer Grange Children's Centre, such as Baby Massage, Toddler Dance and Story and Rhyme times. There will be half an hour of free play at the start of Baby Rhyme Time to give you a chance to chat to other parents and to our outreach workers. Website

Boppin Tots


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 COST JUST £4.50 with additional children at £2.50 each Website

The Creation Station Little Explorers

Mission Bubble
Our award winning 'Exploration' toddler art classes for babies, toddlers and preschool children provide the perfect solution for all your child's creativity needs, with no stress or mess for you! Here's how our weekly 50 minute 'Exploration'' arts and crafts activity classes can inspire your child's own journey of discovery and learning: Each term is 6 weeks, to block buy the cost is £45, for siblings this is £36 (the cost will be pro-rata if you join mid-term) Drop in is available at a cost of £8.00 per child and £6.50 for siblings 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

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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