Dulwich is a surburban neighborhood that's very popular with families who want a lot of space. With many Victorian, Tudor, pre-war, and Edwardian homes, this area is extremely picturesque and filled to the brim with families of all sizes.
Most of the homes boast 3+ bedrooms, though there are some converted apartments in the Victorian buildings. It is extremely difficult to build here so you likely won’t find anything new or too modernized on the outside. Inside, however, you will find all of the latest amenities.
Wealth residents are the main reason this remains a beautiful the community – from clean streets to manicured flower pots, everything here is top-notch. This isn't purely some bland suburb, however; you'll find independent boutiques, art galleries, and funky market stalls mixed right in with the upper class sensibility.
There are a lot of active people here; tennis players, golfers, and cyclists will have a choice of clubs and courses to join.
Since this is such a family-friendly area, the schools are all very highly rated, including James Alleyn’s Girl’s School, Alleyn’s, Dulwich Prep, and Dulwich College. There are even highly rated preschools for the very young and ambitious.
There are five local rail stations, tons of bus lines, and ample cabs.
The City: 5.7 miles / 30-65 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit
Canary Wharf: 8.4 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 55-65 minutes by transit
Southwark: 5.4 miles / 25-45 minutes by car / 35-45 minutes by transit / 35 minutes by bike
Westminster: 5.8 miles / 25-55 minutes by car / 30-40 minutes by transit / 30-35 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 7.7 miles / 40-80 minutes by car / 40-60 minutes by transit