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

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

Jennifer Purchase

"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

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

Michael Schult

What is your favourite place?

Where do Dulwich locals go?


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

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.

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.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

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

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...


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

La Gastronomia

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

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!


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.

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.


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

The Melange

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

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.

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

What do you love about Dulwich?

Why do you find Dulwich a great place to live?


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

January 2015


"We have everything in Dulwich!"

January 2015


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

December 2014


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

November 2014


"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. "

November 2014


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"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."

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Child-friendly activities near Dulwich

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

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

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
  1. 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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