West Dulwich Area Guide

It is said that the residents of West Dulwich never get bored. This understated area of London allows the locals to experience endless weekends, with numerous attractions just a stone’s throw away.

Parks

West Dulwich is spoilt for beautiful parks and open spaces with Belair Park offering scenic walks around its lake and grounds, alongside access to a skate park and tennis courts.

Dulwich Park is well known as one of South East London’s most stunning parks due to its luscious green flag grounds. With a boating park, vegetable gardens, and an outdoor workout area, the park is perfect for locals and visitors looking for an afternoon stroll, dog walk, or run. Dulwich Park’s whopping 30.85 hectares are immaculately maintained and can be explored on foot or even via tandem bike; available for hire within.

Local Attractions

The Dulwich Picture Gallery is both locally and wider known as the world’s first purpose-built art gallery. Providing art spanning from the Old Masters through to contemporary British exhibitions, the museum houses a splendid café making it an alluring spot for a relaxing afternoon with friends.

Belair House is another historical and cultural building located in West Dulwich. This Georgian mansion possesses a greatly entertaining restaurant and bar, making it a highly sought-after spot by locals and tourists alike. Belair House is also a popular choice of wedding venue, due to its period features and well-maintained grounds.

Restaurants & Coffee

West Dulwich has many enticing restaurants and cafés. Visit Indigo for flavoursome Indian food, or Da Porcini for for scrumptious Italian cuisine. Local lunchtime favourites include La Gastronomia for sandwiches or a visit to Café Rouge or The Dulwich Bakery.

Schools

West Dulwich benefits from outstanding local schools. The primary schools, including the Rosendale School and Elm Wood (both of whom have achieved impressive Ofsted ratings), are seen as the best around. West Dulwich’s historic Dulwich College is also the most sought-after secondary school in the area.

Travel

Travel in West Dulwich is hassle-free. West Dulwich Rail station provides trains to London Victoria while there are also buses to Crystal Palace, New Cross Gate and Oxford Circus.

Entertainment

West Dulwich offers a number of loveable pubs such as the Crooked Well in Camberwell and The Phoenix in Denmark Hill. A visit to The Rosendale is perfect for couples or families with food or drink available. For a more sophisticated setting, Belair House is a stylish bar and eatery.