Borough of Southwark

Dulwich is an area in the Borough of Southwark, hosting three smaller areas, East Dulwich, West Dulwich, and Dulwich Village. It is bordered by Peckham Rye, Herne Hill, Forest Hill, and West Dulwich. There is an increasing choice of Primary and Secondary Schools including some of the best private schools in England. There are also excellent public parks and expanding amenities for families.


Did you know?
  • It is possible that the name Dulwich comes from combining two words; ‘Dill’ (A white flower) and ‘wihs’ (a damp meadow) therefore meaning a meadow where dill grows.
  • During the 17th Century, Dulwich woods were a popular hunting ground for King Charles I of England.


Look out for

Dulwich Park – Former farmland turned into a popular park with a cafe, horse riding path, duck and rowing ponds, bowling green and children's area

Peckham Rye Park – This is a Victorian park featuring ornamental gardens and a lake with a water feature

East Dulwich Picturehouse – Cinema showing all kind of films, new and old

Dulwich Picture Gallery – An art gallery with a permanent collection of Baroque paintings, as well as hosting guest exhibitions.

Memorial Fountain – In Dulwich Village there is a memorial fountain dedicated to Dr. George Website (founder of the first British Medical Association) worked in Dulwich from 1815 until his death in 1875.



There are many independent shops, restaurants along Lordship Lane as well as the arts and crafts available on North Cross road with its Saturday market.



Thai Corner Cafe – A lively and cheap local restaurant serving great Thai food

The Palmerston  – A great Gastropub serving brunch, lunch, a la carte, and Sunday lunch

Tandoori Nights – Indian restaurant serving traditional and less common specials

Gail's Bakery – A well known chain offering handmade bread, pastries and cakes every day

Franklins – With two venues on Lordship Lane, one a restaurant and the other a traditional farm shop



East Dulwich Tavern – A charming pub with extensive seating and 10 hand pumps with rotating real ales

The Great Exhibition – A lively and fun pub located in East Dulwich

The Crown and Greyhound – Dog-friendly pub steeped in local history

The Plough – A large pub with plenty of outdoor seating and a conservatory



Most of the properties in Dulwich are Victorian terraced houses. Dulwich is made up of a number of small roads rather than a specific area, but houses are either in the Goodrich School area close to Peckham Rye Park or set off Lordship Lane.



West Dulwich to London Victoria in 13 minutes

East Dulwich and Peckham Rye to London Bridge in 13 minutes

Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill to London Blackfriars in 15 minutes

Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill to London Victoria in 15 minutes


Other Transport

There are many regular 24hr bus services into central London and surrounding areas.


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