A locals' guide to SE21
"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
"In the heart of Dulwich, Dulwich Park is beautiful on a sunny evening, either walking the dog or taking a leisurely stroll..."Jennifer Purchase
"Victorian houses line the streets of Dulwich and enhance the welcoming, characterful feel of the area..."Michael Schult
Where do SE21 locals go?
A taste of the Mediterranean, this Italian deli also has a patio garden, where you can sit and enjoy their delicious dishes.
Submitted by Alice
Delicious Italian food in delightful Dulwich Village - the linguine comes highly recommended!
Submitted by Alice
Knowles of Norwood
This lovely quirky bar is quiet mid-week for a lovely intimate meal or catch up. And lively on the weekend with a lovely band. Good atmosphere. Rustic style.
Submitted by Daisy
West Norwood Feast
A community market in south London. Community comes together to taste, eat, drink and admire or buy all handmade items and all things that are on offer.
Submitted by a local resident
Brown & Green Cafe
Grab a quick snack and a cup of coffee from this independent kiosk whilst on your daily commute.
Submitted by Joe
Horniman Museum and Gardens
A quirky, free, family-friendly museum and gardens.
Submitted by Stephen
West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre
So many activities for adults and children. I personally love the exercise classes, Zumba and Boxfit.
Submitted by a local resident
Off the Cuff
A wine bar with cheese, live music and cheap drinks. They also sell furniture...
Submitted by Alex
The best Thai restaurant with always fresh produce, taste buds will be working overtime as each mouthful gives you more to think about. A truly unique experience!!!
Submitted by Stuart
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...
Submitted by Fredericka
A great place for an early morning run, where you feel like you aren't even in London - yet you are only 10 minutes from central London on the Victoria line. There are tennis courts, a gym and a Lido too if running isn't your thing.
Submitted by Poppy
The Exhibition Rooms
Beautifully prepared British meals made using the freshest ingredients, this restaurant is perfect for a special occasion!
Submitted by Shanola
Why do you find SE21 a great place to live?
"I love the local Foxtons branch, they are so friendly!"
"We have everything in Dulwich!"
"I love the easy link into London, direct bus straight into town."
"Good schools in the area, such as Dulwich College, J.A.G.S and Alleyn's School."
"For breakfast, its got to be either Toasted on Lordship Lane for great coffee and the best toast and jam or Gail's in Dulwich Village for a breakfast meeting over smoked salmon and chive pancakes."
"I recommend heading for a long walk with a coffee in Dulwich Park, then admiring the art at the Dulwich Picture Gallery before indulging in a cupcake at Le Chandelier"
"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. "
What do you like about SE21?
Did you know?
"The name Dulwich is derived from "marshy meadow where dill grows", and in 1333 had a population of 100 people."
Child-friendly activities near SE21
Whippersnapper Music Classes are run across our two sites. At College Lodge in Dulwich Park the classes take place in our Cabin with soft floor and beanbags, music and puppets, hidden away in our sensory garden. Our classes last 45 minutes with a new theme each week and include inter-active songs, role play, dressing up, handmade props, djembe drums, musical instruments, puppets, disco dancing, bubbles and sensory lights. £5.50 per child (£6.50 drop in) £7.50 for siblings (£8.50 sibling drop in) - Website
Small SaintsAll Saints Church
We try hard to make sure children are welcomed and included in the life of All Saints. During the Sunday 10 o'clock service we hold junior church. Children begin the service with their families and friends in the main church, then go downstairs to the crypt for their activities. They are brought back in time for communion. Junior church includes stories, activities and games to enable to make friends, learn about the Bible, begin to pray and grow in faith. Website
Rainbows Parent & Toddler GroupEmmanuel Youth & Community Centre
Come and play and make new friends over a cup of coffee or tea and biscuits (juice and biscuits for the little ones). There is story telling with puppets and singing with Jo on Mondays. £3.00 for 1 adult with up to 2 kids Website
Scallywags - Parent, toddler and baby group -Activities include crafts, toys, a baby corner, a song time, a children's Bible story and refreshments -Everyone welcome; entry £1. -For more information, please contact Liz Good Website
Tippee Toes Music
Our class structure is designed for carers to fully participate in the class with their child and baby which is an extremely important part of the success of the classes. The more you take part in the music making and movement, the more your child will get out of it. Children learn by imitation and when they see you singing, playing musical instruments and moving to the music they will try to do the same. Website
Try Time Kids' RugbyBelair 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
SE21 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of Dulwich, Dulwich Village, West Dulwich, Tulse Hill (part), Sydenham Hill (part) and is covered by the Southwark and Lambeth local authorities.
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