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A locals' guide to SE22

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

Michael Schult

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

Michael Schult

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

Jennifer Purchase

What is your favourite place?

Where do SE22 locals go?


Great pizzas, pasta and fresh fish!

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...

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 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.


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

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.


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


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

The Melange

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

The Begging Bowl

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


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

Canavan's Peckham Pool Club

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

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 Beer Shop

Lovely little craft beer micro pub with great music, staff and beer!

Horniman Museum and Gardens

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of East Dulwich, Peckham Rye, Dulwich, Nunhead, Herne Hill, Forest Hill, Camberwell, Upper Sydenham, Peckham and Brixton

What do you love about SE22?

Why do you find SE22 a great place to live?


"I love East Dulwich because of its homely feel!"

October 2015


"East Dulwich - city life, village lifestyle!"

February 2015


"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."

February 2015


"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 ne... more

January 2015

Local resident

"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."

March 2012


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"A number of well known faces call Dulwich home, including actor James Nesbitt, BBC presenter Huw Edwards and comedian Micky Flanagan."

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Child-friendly activities near SE22

Street Dance-EOS School

East Dulwich Community Centre
Our classes offer children the chance of expressing their personality through dance and movement. We firmly believe enjoyment to be a pre-requisite to move to any further stage. Children showing talent, desire and dedication to dance will be subsequently encouraged and guided to pursue a professional career. £65 per term on 1 lesson a week Website

Little Oaks

Honor Oak Baptist Church
Meet and greet other mothers, fathers, carers, guardians and nannies from the local area. With qualified child minders on hand to organise events, drinks and snacks provided for kids all for a small fee 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

Tippee Toes Music-East Dulwich Community Centre

East Dulwich Community Centre
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

Bea's Baby Bop

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

Tippee Toes Music-The Clockhouse

The Clockhouse (The Blake Room upstairs)
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. This class is suitable for the age-group 4 months to pre-walking. Website

Albrighton Stay and Play

Albrighton Community Centre
Great fun for all children from birth to eighteen months. Develop language through Music, Actions, Song and Rhymes. Give your child a head start in life. Website
  1. About SE22

    SE22 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of East Dulwich, Peckham Rye, Loughborough Junction, Herne Hill and is covered by the Southwark local authority.

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