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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.

Olivelli

Olivelli

Great pizzas, pasta and fresh fish!

Babette

Babette

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

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!

Hisar

Hisar

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

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.

The Melange

The Melange

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

Le Chardon

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.

Ganapati

Ganapati

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

Petitou

Petitou

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

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.

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

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

Horniman Museum and Gardens

Horniman Museum and Gardens

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

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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

"The 'Concrete House' on Lordship Lane is the last remaining example of its architectural type in the country. Once in a state of dereliction, it is Grade II listed and has been converted into flats."

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

Michael Schult

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

Michael Schult

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

Jennifer Purchase

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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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Tippee Toes Music-The Herne

The Herne (function room)
This class includes action songs, musical instruments, movement props, puppets, colourful laminates, parachute play and oodles of bubbles! It is an extremely lively and interactive class which makes learning fun, whilst teaching the importance of manners, patience, and socialising positively in groups and is a great early introduction into music. Whilst this class is well structured, we are very relaxed and if your little one wants to move about, they are free to do so. Website

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

Bea's Baby Bop

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

Gymboree

Peckham Rye
At Gymboree the focus is on encouraging and nurturing your baby in every aspect of their development, with you right by their side. They offer a variety of fun and sensory led classes for newborns - 3.5 yrs. Activities are movement based encouraging both mental and physical development. 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

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

Tippee Toes Baby Class

The Clock House
Our fun, interactive baby music sessions include fun warm up exercises, action songs, percussion instruments, movement props, puppets, parachute and bubbles. We try to make every baby and their carer feel welcome and part of the class. Come along and learn all those traditional action songs that have long been forgotten. Help pass them down to your little ones so that it continues through the generations. Join in and be inspired by some of the newer action songs too. Even if you feel you are not a great singer, your baby will LOVE the sound of your voice! Music is a wonderful activity to be incorporated into your every day lives 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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