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Things to do in Dulwich Village

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“The closest you’ll get to an actual village in South London, Dulwich is full of adorable places to mooch and some serious house goals. You may not have thought to visit Dulwich before, but after a little wander, you’re bound to fall in love.”
  • 144 locals recommend
Bowling Green
“Super local park with a good cafe and boats in the summer. Loads of space for running, walking, plus a great playground for children.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“A fantastic artisan cinema with cafe. great to take the kids to watch movies and then for a meal on lordship lane”
  • 59 locals recommend
Doctor's Office
“A high-end shopping street with lots of boutique shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. Nice place to stroll around.”
  • 43 locals recommend
School
“Lots of lovely cafes and restaurants. Big park with Lido. Great Sunday market. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Franklins is everything a local restaurant should be with simple, well-sourced food and friendly service.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Situated in quaint Dulwich Village this Mediterranean /European restaurant is a relaxing place to have lunch or dinner. Watch the world go by having alfresco dinning on the pavement. Directions: Bus No 3 walk 2 mins or 15 to 20 mins walk /Uber.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Great little museum which has been around for 200 years! Small but very impressive collection”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
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“A short walk from Lordship Lane the hub of East Dulwich is this pub. Decent food and brunches a pop quiz on one night and sometimes a DJ playing old vinyl too. Not to crowded so you should be able to grab a seat too”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“A great place to have brunch/lunch or coffee and sample the freshly baked artisan bread, cakes, muffins etc. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Place to shop
“The best gelato ice cream around. Situated on busy Lordship Lane in East Dulwich which has lots of lovely shops and eateries”
  • 12 locals recommend
Stadium
“Cycling is a big thing in Dulwich (lots of us cycle to work). Herne Hill Velodrome is a famous cycle track for bike enthisasts”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Grab a pint at The Crown & Greyhound and stick around for some proper tasty pub grub, or head over to the Great Exhibition pub where you’ll find yourself immersed in a great atmosphere with something fun and different going on every night.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Amazing cocktails and music events. Worth checking out the DJ sets on Saturdays, who plays a nostalgic playlist of Disco, Soul, Funk, Boogie & Soulful house.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Store
“Butchers - often voted one of London's best, with a crack team to help with whatever you need. Always outstanding value for money too.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Go to a pub or eat out here is recommended. it has a lovely old world charm and small village atmosphere.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Franklins is everything a local restaurant should be with simple, well-sourced food and friendly service.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Situated in quaint Dulwich Village this Mediterranean /European restaurant is a relaxing place to have lunch or dinner. Watch the world go by having alfresco dinning on the pavement. Directions: Bus No 3 walk 2 mins or 15 to 20 mins walk /Uber.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pub
“A short walk from Lordship Lane the hub of East Dulwich is this pub. Decent food and brunches a pop quiz on one night and sometimes a DJ playing old vinyl too. Not to crowded so you should be able to grab a seat too”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Grab a pint at The Crown & Greyhound and stick around for some proper tasty pub grub, or head over to the Great Exhibition pub where you’ll find yourself immersed in a great atmosphere with something fun and different going on every night.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Amazing cocktails and music events. Worth checking out the DJ sets on Saturdays, who plays a nostalgic playlist of Disco, Soul, Funk, Boogie & Soulful house.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Brilliant brunch location, great coffee, smoothies, and lots of tasty food options. Separate menu available for children.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“An absolute must for any vegetarian/vegan, but even carnivorous types will love the breakfast here. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Restaurant serving seasonal British dishes made with Kent farm vegetables and rare-breed meats.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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