Is East Dulwich made for you? Our guide of the area

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ East Dulwich is an area of South East London, England in the London Borough of Southwark. It forms the eastern part of Dulwich, with Peckham to the east and Camberwell to the north. East Dulwich is home to the dog kennel hill statue which is lit in the snow. This South London suburb was first developed in the nineteenth century on land owned by the College of God’s Gift. “

The things you might need in East Dulwich

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in East Dulwich name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Post offices in and around the area of East Dulwich

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. East Dulwich branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
East Dulwich Post Office 74-76 Lordship Lane, London 2.1 107
Post Office Forest Hill Road 42 Forest Hill Road, London 3.6 84
Dulwich Village Post Office 47 Dulwich Village, London 3.9 18

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in East Dulwich

We weren’t able to locate medical institutions or stores in this neighbourhood. Let us know in the comments if we are wrong so we can add them to our list.

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Tube & Train stations nearby the area of East Dulwich

We assembled the train and tube stations of East Dulwich in a convenient table below so you can find the best location for you to live if transport connections are important to you.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
East Dulwich United Kingdom 3.4 25

What schools are nearby in East Dulwich?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the East Dulwich vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Dulwich Leisure Centre 2B Crystal Palace Road, London 3.9 320
Alleyn’s School Townley Road, London 4.5 19
Summerhouse Behaviour Support Service Goodrich Road, London 5 1
New Hope Christian Academy Georgian House, 31 East Dulwich Grove, London N/A N/A
My Favourite Nursery 55a Upland Road, London 5 3
Kumon Maths & English Tell Grove, London 5 13
Little Winners Montessori Nursery 3 Lacon Road, London 5 7
Purple Jay East Dulwich 248 Upland Road, London N/A N/A
Gumboots After School Playgroup Community Centre, London N/A N/A
EDG Nursery Georgian House, 31 East Dulwich Grove, London 4.4 5
Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich Peckham Rye, London 3.5 41
Piplings Nursery The Elms, Forest Hill Road, London 3.2 11
The Charter School East Dulwich Jarvis Road, London 2.3 6
Slightly Ballroom James Allen’s Prep School Hall, Green Dale, London N/A N/A
James Allen’s Girls’ School 144 East Dulwich Grove, London 3.8 19
Goodrich Community Primary School Dunstans Road, London 3.5 11
St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, Dulwich Etherow Street, London 4.1 12
Heber Primary School Heber Road, London 4.6 7
LEYF – Gumboots Nursery & Pre-School 171-173 Crystal Palace Road, London 5 2
Goose Green Primary School Tintagel Crescent, London 4.2 9

Is the local life vibrant in East Dulwich

There’s always something going on in a vibrant area like East Dulwich. For ideas on activities, check Timeout which updates weekly on local events. We’re including a link to their East Dulwich listings to help you easily find stuff happening soon. A great way to get oriented in a new area is seeing what’s around and where. Our map gathers property price details and other info from this article to give you a snapshot of East Dulwich offerings.

Some great things about East Dulwich

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, East Dulwich has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in East Dulwich.

What supermarkets are there?

Perhaps one of the most common amenities in East Dulwich would be supermarkets. Below, you will be able to tell what type of supermarket there are in East Dulwich and what company operates here.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Restaurants

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In East Dulwich, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Palmerston 91 Lordship Lane, London 4.3 648
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) 121 Lordship Lane, London 4.3 746
Firezza – Dulwich 159 Lordship Lane, London 4.3 185
Franklins London 157 Lordship Lane, London 4.3 445
East Dulwich Tavern 1 Lordship Lane, London 4.3 1080
The Herne Tavern 2 Forest Hill Road, London 4.3 529
The Actress 90 Crystal Palace Road, London 4.3 582
148 Chinese Restaurant 148 Lordship Lane, London 4.3 258
Great Exhibition 193 Crystal Palace Road, London 4.3 578
Memsaab Indian Cuisine 44 Lordship Lane, London 4.3 363
Boulangerie Jade 145 Lordship Lane, London 4.3 352
East Dulwich Picturehouse & Cafe 116a Lordship Lane, London 4.3 997
Kanella & Co. 106 Lordship Lane, London 4.3 281
Kix Bar + Kitchen 57 North Cross Road, London 4.3 69
Signoria London 53 Lordship Lane, London 4.3 183
MEATliquor Restaurant East Dulwich 37 Lordship Lane, London 4.3 817
Magic Wok 379 Lordship Lane, London 4.3 78
Village Tandoori Indian Restaurant London 71 East Dulwich Grove, London 4.3 54
Jaflong Tandoori 42 East Dulwich Road, London 4.3 150
Papa Johns Pizza 40 East Dulwich Road, East Dulwich 4.3 138

Parks and green spaces in East Dulwich

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if East Dulwich offers room to explore and maybe take your dog for a walk.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

Gyms in East Dulwich

Working from home means more gym time for many. With chains like EasyGym and PureGym, it’s easy to stay fit in East Dulwich.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Dulwich Leisure Centre 2B Crystal Palace Road, London 4.3 320
Healthy Switch London 2B Crystal Palace Rd, East Dulwich 4.3 N/A
Sweaty Betty 17 Lordship Lane, London 4.3 12
Phoenix Eye Wing Tsun Association – Dulwich Alleynes school, London 4.3 11
Ae Pilates 59 East Dulwich Road, London 4.3 N/A
JAGS Sports Club Red Post Hill, London 4.3 224
Love Yoga Life 23 Dulwich Village, London 4.3 N/A
Push Studios 21 Blackwater Street, London 4.3 13
Nain Shereena 137-138 Bredinghurst, Overhill Road, London 4.3 N/A
Scala Personal Training 2 Crystal Palace Road, London 4.3 53
FitFor 116 Lordship Lane, London 4.3 52
Pilates Club East Dulwich St Peter / St Clements Church Hall,, 140 Friern Road, Entrance on Barry Road, London 4.3 N/A
High Vibe 6 Melbourne Grove, London 4.3 53
Energy Therapy 102 Grove Vale, London 4.3 3
Soulflow Yoga London 184 Crystal Palace Road, London 4.3 N/A
Move Well London Mission Bubble, 21 Blackwater Street, Lordship Lane, London 4.3 2
Mission Bubble Studios Unit 8, Blackwater Court, 17-19 Blackwater Street, London 4.3 3
Studio22 18a Upland Road, London 4.3 42
Bonnici Karen 45A Lordship Lane, London 4.3 N/A
Oru Space: Coworking, Cafe, Yoga 20 – 22 Lordship Lane, London 4.3 116

Pubs

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in East Dulwich. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in East Dulwich.

Pub name Name Address Description
Actress 90 Crystal Palace Road East Dulwich SE22 9EY Just off Lordship Lane this pub specialises in oven baked pizza. Westons Old Rosie cider has been seen here.
Bishop 27 Lordship Lane East Dulwich SE22 8EW Formerly the Foresters Arms this pub has been converted into a contemporary bar style with large front windows. Bare-boarded at the front and carpeted towards the rear. Bar counter with 4 handpumps is on the right hand side. Midnight or later closing time every day.
Castle 280 Crystal Palace Road East Dulwich SE22 9JJ A traditional late Victorian public house retaining many original features. In addition to the large main room there is a separate bar on the ground floor and a function room upstairs. One handpump on the bar counter.
Cherry Tree 31-33 Grove Vale East Dulwich SE22 8EQ A spacious former Truman’s pub which has latterly been opened up internally to form a single area with a modern central island bar. Seating is a mix of sofas, tables & chairs and bar stools. Has outdoor seating at the front and a paved garden area to the rear. Hosts a DJ at weekends. Usually has 3-5 five real ales on handpump, mainly from Sharp’s, Sambrook’s and Hogs Back. Also has a real cider on handpump. Acquired by Young’s as pub operator, from Redcomb Pubs in January 2019.
Clock House 196a Peckham Rye East Dulwich SE22 9QA Deceptively spacious Young’s pub with mainly contemporary styling, situated overlooking the green open space of Peckham Rye. The small front bar leads through to a larger rear seating area. In the summer months the front of the pub opens out directly onto the large, paved, outdoor seating area. Has an upstairs function room with private bar. Quiz night on Tuesdays. Has an area to the left of the building called Blake’s, for craft beer and cocktails.
Dulwich Constitutional Club 33 East Dulwich Grove East Dulwich SE22 8PW A members only drinking club based in the heart of Dulwich. Facilities include a bowls green, five snooker tables, two halls which are available for functions and two fully licensed bars, allegedly cheaper than anywhere in East Dulwich. First opened at this site in November 1888 and the bowling green was laid in the following year.
East Dulwich Tavern 1 Lordship Lane East Dulwich SE22 8EW Traditional pub on a striking semi-circular corner site and containing antique furniture with comfortable seating areas giving a cosy effect with the subdued lighting. The wooden floor boards surround many distinctive original floor tiles of varying patterns. The food is good quality. Outdoor seating on the pavement. Jazz events are held at the upstairs rooms (The Lodge). The Lodge is also available for private functions.
Franklins 157 Lordship Lane East Dulwich SE22 8HX A free house/bar & restaurant opened in 1999 in former commercial premises.
Great Exhibition 193 Crystal Palace Road East Dulwich SE22 9EP Victorian pub, formerly the Crystal Palace Tavern. Ex-Allied, then Punch, until it was renamed when taken over in 2012 by the Inn Brighton pub company (from 2014 renamed to the Laine Pub Company). Whilst the historic two-bar layout no longer exists, the current incarnation does however create an excellent contemporary pub, which is very popular with the locals. Some period features do remain, particularly the side porch. Usually has 3 changing real ales in addition to the regular Laine’s Best.
Herne Tavern 2 Forest Hill Road East Dulwich SE22 0RR Just off Peckham Rye Park, the Herne Tavern is one of Britain’s Real Heritage Pubs for its original 1930s interior. There is a saloon bar and a dining room, and to the rear a conservatory leading to a landscaped garden with a separate function room, outside loo and children’s climbing frame – ideal for families in summer. Westons cider or perry is served on handpump and occasional beer festivals are held. Popular sporting events are shown on TV; board games are on offer and sometimes live music.
Lordship 211 Lordship Lane East Dulwich SE22 8HA Another reinvention and renaming sees the former Magdala Tavern now named the Lordship following its reopening on 19th March 2015. Again the emphasis is on food and wine. Real ale from Brockley Brewery and Timothy Taylor’s features along with keg offerings from the Meantime Brewery.
Palmerston 91 Lordship Lane East Dulwich SE22 8EP Smart gastro-pub sitting within a group of contemporary pubs along Lordship Lane in East Dulwich.
Plough 381 Lordship Lane East Dulwich SE22 8JJ Traditional pub serving real ale and food all day every day. The large single room, with its jet black painted wooden floor, wraps around the central bar area and is mainly laid out for eating at tables. There is a large conservatory to the side of the pub which leads on to a large paved garden and a raised and covered smoking area. There is substantial seating capacity outside on the street corner. 9 handpumps, 6 facing the entrance and 3 in the left hand bar area. Quiz night Thursday.
Watson’s General Telegraph 108 Forest Hill Road East Dulwich SE22 0RS Classic Truman’s pub, still with original outside decoration and detail, was the Forest Hill Tavern, hence why the buses that terminate outside still have that destination! Inside is open plan with a large bar at one side and a mixture of tables & chairs and sofas. There are open fires and some of the wood panelling survives. Outside the large garden is now mainly covered thanks to a large canopy providing protection from the elements. There are 6 handpumps with one given over to cider. Under Laine management and refurbished in January 2016.

Museums & Galleries in the area

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for East Dulwich below.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
House of Dreams Museum 45 Melbourne Grove, London 4.7 66

Other nearby areas

You are not 100% sure that you want to move in East Dulwich? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Gipsy Hill See the guide here
Sydenham See the guide here
Sydenham Hill See the guide here
West Dulwich See the guide here
Forest Hill See the guide here
Honor Oak See the guide here
Tulse Hill See the guide here
Dulwich Village See the guide here
Crofton Park See the guide here
Brixton Hill See the guide here
Herne Hill See the guide here
Brixton See the guide here
Brockley See the guide here
Nunhead See the guide here
Loughborough Junction See the guide here
Denmark Hill See the guide here
Peckham See the guide here
Camberwell See the guide here
New Cross Gate See the guide here
Southampton Way Estate See the guide here
Gipsy Hill See the guide here
Sydenham See the guide here
Sydenham Hill See the guide here
West Dulwich See the guide here
Forest Hill See the guide here
Honor Oak See the guide here
Tulse Hill See the guide here
Dulwich Village See the guide here
Crofton Park See the guide here
Brixton Hill See the guide here
Herne Hill See the guide here
Brixton See the guide here
Brockley See the guide here
Nunhead See the guide here
Loughborough Junction See the guide here
Denmark Hill See the guide here
Peckham See the guide here
Camberwell See the guide here
New Cross Gate See the guide here

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What do you think about East Dulwich?

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