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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.

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.

Hisar

Hisar

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

Peckham Rye Park

Peckham Rye Park

It's historic nature - being the remains of an ancient Medieval forest where King John hunted deer!

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!

The Melange

The Melange

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

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...

Petitou

Petitou

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

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

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

Ganapati

Ganapati

A fantastic South Indian restaurant at the Peckham end of Bellenden Road.

Babette

Babette

Lovely food, wine and cocktails in a gorgeous French bistro housed in a converted pub in the heart of Nunhead.

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.

The Begging Bowl

The Begging Bowl

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

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.

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

"Frenchman, Robert Hubert confessed to starting the Great Fire of London and was hanged. However, he wasn't actually in London when the fire started!"

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

Michael Schult

Rye Lane Market is the perfect place to pick up bits and bobs any day of the week.

Jennifer Purchase

Peckham Rye is a vibrant and characterful area that never sleeps, with bustling markets and independent shops.

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What locals say about East Dulwich

  1. I love East Dulwich because of its homely feel!

  2. East Dulwich - city life, village lifestyle!

  3. From cool bars to cosy pubs, fantastic restaurants to some great independent shops, East Dulwich has it all - but still manages to maintain a ‘villagey feel’. The area boasts lots of open spaces with Dulwich Park, Dulwich Woods and Peckham Rye close – all of which mean you’re unlikely to want to stray too far from home on the weekend.

  4. Great local amenities such as the boutiques and great pubs on Lordship Lane, whilst also being within walking distance of nearby Peckham, which has cool independent cafes, restaurants and bars. Close to Peckham Rye Park and Common, which is great in the summer to hang out on, or get involved with the numerous sporting activities it houses during the summer. The area has fantastic transport links with the Overground stations nearby, plus extensive bus routes that allow access to all parts of London.

  5. A really terrific place to bring up a family. Good primary schools, lots of parks and green spaces, a lovely friendly community and a great high street.

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Tingalingo French Classes

Rye Books
Tingalingo classes combine music, songs, rhymes, stories and play in French, for pre-school children. Learning another language should be fun. And research shows that being introduced to a second language at a young age makes it easier to learn others at a later stage and also helps the development of academic skills. With that in mind, Tingalingo was born. Places are limited, so it's first come first served! £50 for 5 weeks or £12 for drop-in 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

Peckham Rye Arts and Crafts

Peckham Rye Children's Playroom
Must complete an application form. Please bring proof of address and telephone number to receive a card with a unique membership number. There are some costs associated with using toy libaries. Lending: First Monday of every month: 10:00 - 12:00 Sensory Session: Third Tuesday of every month: 10:00 - 12:00 Website

Bea's Baby Bop

Rye Books
Drop in music classes for babies and toddlers! Website

The Little Disco Company

East Dulwich Tavern
The little disco is a cool day time disco for parents and their under 7s. Ticket price includes one adult and one child A fun and entertaining alternative to other scheduled weekend activities, and one which you can enjoy together as a family. Go crazy swirling and twirling your little ones around the dance floor and show them how you get down to the latest pop tunes and those retro disco classics that you love to dance to (go on, admit it!) If you're a bit rusty and need to warm up before you really show the kids how its done, then the licensed bar will provide you with a little help. Have a drink and socialise with the other big kids while you watch the little kids go crazy on the dance floor from a safe distance. It has also proven to be a great meet up place for small groups of friends. As well as a live DJ playing dance floor fillers and kids favourites there will be other boredom busting activities such as balloons, bubbles, games and competitions, prizes and giveaways, as well as child friendly drinks and snacks to complete this fun packed afternoon.The little disco is a cool day time disco for parents and their under 7s. Ticket price includes one adult and one child Website

Jelly Belly

Goose Green Clinic
Using a mixture of standing, seated and floor work, Pregnancy Fit aims to work the whole body using light resistance and props. This class will pay special attention to posture, core and breathing and allow you to become more in tune with your changing body. A lot of women are unsure of what they can and can't do when it comes to exercise during pregnancy so this class aims to give women the confidence to keep active by doing exercise that will support the body and prepare you for birth and beyond. Website

Postnatal Yoga

Goose Green Clinic
Designed to bring you 'back together' after birth using yoga breathing, toning, strengthening, stretching and relaxing techniques. You needn't have done any yoga before, including prenatal yoga, to benefit from these classes. Classes are suitable for women following a satisfactory six or eight week check, and for babies up to crawling. Babies are incorporated into the class with songs, movement and lots of cuddles, but the main focus of the class is on YOU. Drop-in £10, six classes £48 to be used within eight weeks of purchase. Website

About East Dulwich

East Dulwich is a district of South London, in the London Borough of Southwark. It forms the eastern one third of Dulwich, with the Dulwich Wood area, Dulwich Village and West Dulwich to its South and West making up the remaining two thirds. The South London suburb dates back to the nineteenth century. It is a residential area which has undergone gentrification in recent years. It has a shopping area along Lordship Lane which, as well as many independent shops, has a selection of restaurants and Gastropubs.

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