Local area guide

Living in East Dulwich

Thinking about moving to East Dulwich? 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 East Dulwich

Why East Dulwich is a good place to live

East Dulwich is a charming area nestled in the heart of London. It offers a refreshing mix of city life and quiet retreat. If you're moving to East Dulwich, you'll experience the best of both worlds - it's bustling with life yet maintains a peaceful vibe. The unique neighbourhood has a wide array of dining options, including chic cafes and trendy eateries, situated mostly along Lordship Lane. East Dulwich is also famed for its impressive assortment of attractive dwelling options - from lavish Victorian terraces to modern flats. Despite its central location, the area boasts several green spaces for outdoor activities, creating a perfect balance of urban and natural environments. Moreover, a convenient transportation facility ensures easy mobility.

What's East Dulwich famous for?

East Dulwich is famous for a couple of unique attractions. First, there's Lordship Lane, a bustling street known for its charismatic boutiques, bars, and restaurants. Additionally, the area is known for its connection to notable figures in British history, such as Sir Henry Irving, and author Enid Blyton who was born on Lordship Lane. Architectural gems in the area include the 19th-century 'Concrete House' on Lordship Lane, a restored listed building. Moreover, East Dulwich is also famous for the Dulwich Picture Gallery, a site of cultural importance housing a remarkable collection of artworks.

Things to do in East Dulwich

Living in East Dulwich offers exciting activities to indulge in. The action revolves around Lordship Lane, where you can find a mix of stores offering everything from unique clothing boutiques to decor items. For the food enthusiasts, there are plenty of options to sample from traditional British pubs to high-end dining spots such as new empanada eatery Charcarero and Georgian restaurant Kurtuli. For the lovers of art and culture, the Dulwich Picture Gallery hosts regular exhibitions and art classes. And make sure to check out the Saturday market at North Cross Road. Outdoor enthusiasts can bask in Dulwich Park or Peckham Rye for a picnic or outdoor exercise, while cinephiles can catch the latest flick in the recently opened Picturehouse Cinema.

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Properties currently for sale in East Dulwich

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Transport in East Dulwich

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

Local connections

East Dulwich
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
North Dulwich
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Peckham Rye
National Rail
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
Denmark Hill
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
National Rail
1.1 miles / 1.8 km
Herne Hill
National Rail
1.2 miles / 1.9 km

Schools in East Dulwich

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

Education in East Dulwich

Goose Green Primary and Nursery School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2020)
Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
The Charter School East Dulwich
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)
St John's and St Clement's Church of England Primary School
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Alleyn's School
Ages: 4 - 18 years old
Heber Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)

Local pubs in East Dulwich

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  • East Dulwich Tavern

    London SE22

    Homely pub sitting in the heart of ED. Check here for our ever-changing beer selection, fresh new dishes and generally awesome, upcoming events. #EDTSE22

  • Cherry Tree

    London SE22

    The Cherry Tree is a great London pub serving fresh, seasonal food all day, every day. Great Sunday roasts, locally brewed cask ales, a varied selection of bottled craft beers and an excellent wine list.

  • 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.

  • Gowlett Arms

    Peckham, London, SE15

    Award winning backstreet boozer in Peckham. Real Ales. Stonebaked Pizza. Bar Billiards. Record Players.

  • Rye

    London SE15

    The Rye has been serving the people of SE15 under many guises for more years than you’ve had hot dinners. After a big refurbishment and extension, The Rye re-opened in June 2012. Lovingly restored and improved, you’ll find an eclectic mix of old and new.