A local guide to move in West Dulwich

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ West Dulwich is a neighbourhood in South London on the southern boundary of Brockwell Park, which straddles the London Borough of Lambeth and the London Borough of Southwark. Croxted Road and South Croxted Road mark the boundary between Southwark to the east and Lambeth to the west. The suburb of West Dulwich dates back to the 17th century when the often flooded land known as Dulwich Common was acquired and drained by Edward Alleyn’s estate. “

The amenities you might need in West Dulwich

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of West Dulwich. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

Post offices in West Dulwich

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. West 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
West Norwood Delivery Office Royal Mail West, Norwood Delivery Office, 4 Windsor Grove, London 1.8 46
Dulwich Delivery Office Royal Mail Dulwich Delivery Office, 76 Alleyn Park, London 3.3 19
West Norwood Post Office 12 Knights Hill, London 2.4 70
Torque Valley 9 Saint Cloud Road, Norwood, London 0 0

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in West Dulwich?

West Dulwich has 4 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Children’s Health Dulwich 17 Croxted Road, London 5 6
Women’s Health Dulwich Women’s Health Dulwich, 17 Croxted Road, London 4.4 150
Deerbrook Surgery NHS GP Doctors 216 Norwood Road, London 4.8 402
Dr Natalia Burgess 9 Thurlow Park Road, London N/A N/A

In West Dulwich, what tube and train stations are nearby?

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to West Dulwich entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
West Dulwich United Kingdom 3.8 22
Tulse Hill Station Rise, London 3.6 54
West Norwood Knights Hill, London 4 98

What schools are in the area of West Dulwich?

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of West Dulwich.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Dulwich College Dulwich Common, London 4.2 95
Dulwich Prep London 42 Alleyn Park, London 4.5 22
L’Ecole Buissonnière 38-42 Alleyn Park, London 5 1
Nelly’s Nursery – Rosendale All Saints Church, Rosendale Road, Norwood, London 4.8 6
Rosemead Pre-Preparatory School & Nursery 40A Thurlow Park Road, London 5 4
Dulwich Prep London (Early Years) 8 Gallery Road, London 5 2
Alphabet Lanes Nursery & Preschool 9 Norwood High Street, London 4.6 10
Kingsdale Foundation School Alleyn Park, London 3.9 59
Elmgreen School Elmcourt Road, London 4.1 39
West Norwood Boy Studio Recordings 50 Norwood High Street, London 5 66
Oakfield Preparatory School 125-128 Thurlow Park Road, London 4.4 10
Elm Wood Primary School Carnac Street, London 4 5
Rosemead Preparatory School 70 Thurlow Park Road, London 3.4 5
Dunelm Grove pre-school 23 Dunelm Grove, London 5 1
Nelly’s Nursery – Lancaster 43 Lancaster Avenue, Norwood, London 5 5
Bright Horizons West Norwood Day Nursery and Preschool Chancellor Grove, London 5 2
Rainbow Smiles 117 Rosendale Road, London 5 4
Dulwich Wood Primary United Kingdom 4.3 26
Lambeth Sensory Support Service Unit A01, Parkhall Business Centre, 40 Martell Road, London N/A N/A
The Mary Graham School of Music Alleyn Park, London N/A N/A

Is the local life vibrant in West Dulwich

There’s always something going on in a vibrant area like West Dulwich. For ideas on activities, check Timeout which updates weekly on local events. We’re including a link to their West 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 West Dulwich offerings.

Things that make us love West Dulwich

What makes the heart of West Dulwich? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in West Dulwich to help you decide to move in there.

What type of green space is there in West Dulwich?

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if West 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

Museums & Galleries

The vitality of a community stems from its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to West Dulwich, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
British Vintage Wireless and Television Museum 23 Rosendale Road, London 4.8 17
The Clockworks 6 Nettlefold Place, London 4.9 14

Restaurants in the area

West Dulwich is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Papa Johns Pizza 479 Norwood Road, London 4.3 166
The Rosendale 65 Rosendale Road, London 4.3 1301
siOn LONDON 134A Thurlow Park Road, London 4.3 457
Belair House 5 Gallery Road, London 4.3 338
Tickle Me 56 Knights Hill, London 4.3 345
The Great North Wood 3 Knights Hill, London 4.3 813
The Alleyn’s Head Park Hall Road, Greater, London 4.3 972
Pizza Napolitana 36 Norwood High Street, London 4.3 12
Super Pizza 36 Norwood High Street, Norwood, London 4.3 42
London Pizza 379 Norwood Road, London 4.3 76
Xquisite 12 Station Rise, London 4.3 9
Pintadera Café 50 Knights Hill, London 4.3 240
AK Chicken 190 Norwood Road, London 4.3 91
Otter Trading 17 Knights Hill, London 4.3 173
Efes Restaurant 336 Norwood Road, London 4.3 198
Pizza Hut Delivery 24 Knights Hill, London 4.3 156
Heritage Dulwich 101 Rosendale Road, London 4.3 249
Cellar 107 107A Rosendale Road, Norwood, London 4.3 231
Dulwich Lyceum 7 Croxted Road, London 4.3 70
Pizza 2 Night 260 Norwood Road, Norwood, London 4.3 103


As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in West Dulwich. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of West Dulwich

Pub name Name Address Description
Alleyns Head 100 Park Hall Road Dulwich SE21 8BW Situated a short walk from the centre of leafy Dulwich is this large, welcoming M&B Ember Inns pub. Unusually for the area, it offers a range of five beers. Set on its own, the large bar has been effectively partitioned to provide an intimate and cosy environment, well served by the kitchen and its veritable smorgasbord of fish and meat dishes.
Crown & Greyhound 73 Dulwich Village Dulwich SE21 7BJ Large historic pub set in the heart of Dulwich village. Was once two premises – one for the gentry and one for the labourers. Well worth a visit to enjoy the architectural features in this multi-roomed gem. Large paved area at the front and landscaped garden to the rear. Modern classic food served, and 2-4 changing real ales usually available. Reopened in June 2017 after an extended period of closure while it was being converted and extended to provide hotel accommodation.
Rosendale 65 Rosendale Road Dulwich SE21 8EZ This pub, run by Three Cheers Pub Co., has an imposing entrance with a pillared portico, making it stand out from the surrounding buildings. Inside it has been completely modernised with the main focus on the restaurant situated on a raised area at the rear, though the bar area still occupies around half of the space. Some gastropub features are evident: charcoal indigo painted walls, sofas, armchairs and tall tables and stools, wine rack in the bar back, etc. There are no fruit or games machines, and there is some outside seating. A couple of decorative features warrant a mention: framed butterflies on a wall at the back end of the restaurant and a complete wall in the bar area taken by a contemporary depiction of London in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. In addition to the regular real ales, there are rotating guest beers from local and regional brewers.

Gyms to stay in shape in West Dulwich

In West Dulwich, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Grocery shopping is something that people do all the time, so it would make sense to want to find out where the nearest shopping centres are in your area. In West Dulwich, Take a look at the major supermarkets nearby, so you know where to go grocery shopping if you are to make this place your home.

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

Other nearby neighbourhoods

Whenever you’re not sure about if you want to move into an area for sure, making sure that you have considered your other options is important to confirm a decision or perhaps sway you in another direction. Find some other nearby regions to help you make a decision about West Dulwich.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Anerley See the guide here
Stoneleigh See the guide here
Upper Norwood See the guide here
Crystal Palace See the guide here
Crown Point See the guide here
Gipsy Hill See the guide here
Sydenham See the guide here
West Norwood See the guide here
Streatham See the guide here
Sydenham Hill See the guide here
Forest Hill See the guide here
Streatham Hill See the guide here
Tulse Hill See the guide here
Dulwich Village See the guide here
Brixton Hill See the guide here
East Dulwich See the guide here
Herne Hill See the guide here
Brixton See the guide here
Loughborough Junction See the guide here
Denmark Hill See the guide here
Anerley See the guide here
Stoneleigh See the guide here
Upper Norwood See the guide here
Crystal Palace See the guide here
Crown Point See the guide here
Gipsy Hill See the guide here
Sydenham See the guide here
West Norwood See the guide here
Streatham See the guide here
Sydenham Hill See the guide here
Forest Hill See the guide here
Streatham Hill See the guide here
Tulse Hill See the guide here
Dulwich Village See the guide here
Brixton Hill See the guide here
East Dulwich See the guide here
Herne Hill See the guide here
Brixton See the guide here
Loughborough Junction See the guide here

Have you planned to buy or sell a property here? Make sure you check out our property prices guides and analysis before you decide to buy or sell.

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
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What do you think about West Dulwich?

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