Local area guide

Living in Dulwich Village

Thinking about moving to Dulwich Village? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Dulwich Village

Why Dulwich Village is a good place to live

Living in Dulwich Village is like embracing a slice of country life without leaving the city.

This village retreat in London is famous for its gorgeous Georgian houses, peaceful streets, and an abundance of green spaces.

Transport links to Central London are excellent, making it ideal for those seeking a calm oasis without being too removed from city life.

High-quality educational establishments like Dulwich College, Alleyn's and James Allen's Girls' School enhance the area's appeal.

The village-like feel is augmented by a wealth of independent boutiques and eateries, giving residents a variety of shopping and dining options right at their doorstep.

What's Dulwich Village famous for?

Dulwich Village is famous for its historical and cultural richness.

It houses the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, which showcases works by great artists like Rembrandt and Gainsborough.

But that's not all that makes this village unique; another landscape gem is Dulwich Park, known for its boating lake and historical structures like the Grade II-listed Queen Mary Gate.

The village itself is full of beautiful architecture and quaint streets, giving it a distinctive charm that residents and visitors alike appreciate.

Things to do in Dulwich Village

There's never a shortage of things to do in Dulwich Village. Art and culture enthusiasts can explore the Dulwich Picture Gallery, where they can admire the numerous masterpieces on display.

Meanwhile, nature lovers can spend tranquil moments in the beautiful Dulwich Park, getting involved in recreational activities like boating or exploring the scenic gardens.

For food lovers, restaurants stretch across the village, offering a variety of culinary delights.

The local high street is a gem, filled with boutiques offering a unique shopping experience, adding to the list of attractions that make Dulwich Village a delightful place to live or visit.

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Properties currently for sale in Dulwich Village

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Transport in Dulwich Village

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Dulwich Village.

Local connections

North Dulwich
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
West Dulwich
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Herne Hill
National Rail
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
East Dulwich
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
Tulse Hill
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
Sydenham Hill
National Rail
1.1 miles / 1.8 km

Schools in Dulwich Village

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Dulwich Village.

Education in Dulwich Village

Dulwich Hamlet Junior School
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Dulwich Village Church of England Infants' School
Ages: 4 - 7 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Judith Kerr Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
James Allen's Girls' School
Ages: 4 - 18 years old
Alleyn's School
Ages: 4 - 18 years old
Dulwich College

Local pubs in Dulwich Village

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  • Crown & Greyhound

    London SE21

    The Crown & Greyhound is an iconic South London pub, ahead of the game in providing the perfect setting for a unique and memorable drinking and dining experience.

  • Plough

    London SE22

    Friendly pub on Lordship Lane serving quality pub grub and great drinks.

  • Half Moon

    London SE24

    Victorian pub with 2 bars in wood-panelled interior, plus live music backroom and front terrace.

  • Great Exhibition

    London SE22

    Voted Best Pub In Dulwich by Time Out and The Londonist. A gorgeous Victorian pub just off Lordship Lane. Incredible food, great people.

  • Florence

    London SE24

    A grand old dame of a pub situated opposite Brockwell Park. Large beer selection, ales brewed from its on-site micro-brewery, Large garden, Dedicated Childrens play room (out the back).

  • Rosendale

    London SE21

    The Rosendale today is a magnificent public house serving simple, seasonal and sustainable food, including free-range chicken and pork, sustainably sourced fish, beef aged in-house and pizzas made with artisan British charcuterie and cheeses.