East Dulwich Area Guide
East Dulwich is dominated by Victorian and Edwardian terrace houses.These fabulous houses are beautiful and incredibly versatile.Many have been modernized to very luxurious standards, and others converted into nicely laid out flats.The demand for quality housing in East Dulwich has seen many run down and neglected buildings converted into high quality modern properties.
Possibly the largest draw to East Dulwich is the amount of nearby green space.
Goose Green is a small popular place in the heart of East Dulwich with a large playground and wide open space lined with mature Horse Chestnut Trees. Each year it hosts the Dulwich Festival Fair.
Peckham Rye is a large park on the Eastern border of East Dulwich. For the more active, it provides playing fields, a playground, Outdoor Adventure Park with rope swings and large climbing frames, skateboard park, outdoor gym and bowling green. If you are looking to just relax in some outdoor space there is the Arboretum with its picnic areas and is dog free, the Japanese Garden with its flowing waters, the Sexby formal garden complete with Rose pergolas, café, and community garden.
Dulwich Park is located in Dulwich Village to the west of East Dulwich. The park offers many amenities and activities. Here you will find tennis courts, basketball courts, cricket nets, sports pitches, outdoor exercise equipment, table tennis tables, bowls, bicycle hire, boat hire for the lake, Horse Riding, and a large children’s playground. It isn’t just sports facilities though, there are ancient trees and established gardens throughout.
For the weekend warriors, there are further facilities nearby like the Herne Hill Velodrome, Burgess Park, Brockwell Park, and Crystal Palace Park nearby.
When looking for a cultural day out there is the nearby Horniman Museum and Gardens, Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Schools in East Dulwich
Among the many reasons people move to East Dulwich is the quality of schools in the area.
- Goose Green Primary School -- Good
- Dog Kennel Hill School -- Good
- Goodrich Community Primary School – Good
- Heber Primary School – Good
- Harris Boy’s Academy – Outstanding
- St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School – Good
- The Charter School – Outstanding
- The Charter School East Dulwich – Opening September 2016
All of the East Dulwich area is covered by these good schools. The Charter School creates a particularly high demand from families, and you will find higher rents and prices inside their ever shrinking catchment area. The soon to be opened Charter School East Dulwich will be located very close to the existing Charter School and is likely to provide a similar demand.
Many families choose to send their children to one of the world class private schools nearby.
Getting to and from East Dulwich
East Dulwich is ideally located with close proximity to central London, and on the edge of the A207, ‘the south circular.’ East Dulwich Station provides regular services into London Bridge or out to Croydon with connections in Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction.
There are many buses going through East Dulwich
- 40 service to Algate
- 176 to Tottenham Court Road and Penge
- 185 to Victoria and Lewisham
- 484 to Camberwell Green and Lewisham
- P13 to New Cross Gate and Streatham
- 37 to Putney Heath and Peckham
- 63 to King’s Cross and Honor Oak Park
- 197 to Peckham and Croydon
- 12 to Oxford Circus
- 363 to Elephant and Castle and Crystal Palace
Restaurants in East Dulwich
The local restaurants in East Dulwich provide a wide range of cuisines. Here’s a selection of our locally owned favourites.
Dulwich Tandoori – There are many local places serving curry, but this award winning restaurant is the locals favourite.
Yama Momo – A favourite in our office, with amazing cocktails and fantastic food. The Sakerinha is a must for the adventurous cocktail drinker, and the Grilled Scallops should be top of your food list.
The Actress – We are a bit biased here, it is the office local, but with sourdough pizza, a selection of international and local beers, this pub is great!
The French House – You could spend the day in this great little French spot. Breakfast starts at 9am and the beers and wine flow through til midnight. In a world overrun with coffee chains, this local is a breath of French air.
TOASTe.d. – Inventive modern food, amazing wine either on tap or by the bottle, this Bistro is a gastronomic delight.
Shopping in East Dulwich
East Dulwich attracts shoppers from afar with the variety of local independent retailers and smaller chains providing quality products.
Question Air – A great personal shopping experience providing fashion from a range of established and emerging designers.
Mrs. Robinson - A fun diverse collection of retro style products and home comforts to enhance any space. With a considered mix of vintage nostalgia and modern design, customers can expect to be inspired.
Roullier White – A luxury lifestyle store, just what you need living East Dulwich.
Davies & Vaughn – In house Jewelers specializing in custom made premium jewelry.
Food & Drink in East Dulwich
East Dulwich residents are into their food, and the local shops have stepped up their quality and range to cater for it. So whether you are into your 30 minute Jamie recipe, or have the time and skill for Ottolenghi, everything you need is here.
Moxons Fish Market— Fresh fish daily from around the British coast and Billingsgate.
Franklins – sure it’s a great restaurant, and the farm shop across the street has a great supply of produce and ingredients.
Brick House Bakery – This award winning local bakery and café brings visitors in from near and far.
William Rose Butchers – Providing organic and free range meat, poultry and game to the discerning locals. Beware, get there early on weekends, as the queue runs around the corner. Yes, it’s that good.
The Cheese Block – So they don’t have a website. When you are this popular and established, you probably don’t need one. If they don’t have the cheese, you don’t want it.
Local entertainment in East Dulwich
East Dulwich Picture House & Café has 3 screens showing independent and mainstream films in a very plus environment with in house café providing British food and drinks.
Dulwich Hamlets Football Club, founded in 1893, has a 3000 seat stadium off Dog Kennel Hill. Currently playing in the Premier Division of the Isthmian League.
Colour Makes People Happy – Great fun to paint with spinning machines, screening room, and fancy goods to make and paint.