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This vibrant neighborhood is consistently ranked as one of the best in the UK.
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Good For
  • Families
  • Professionals


What's around
  • 75 Shops
  • 5 Fitness options
  • 78 Restaurants
  • 6 Grocery stores/markets
  • 3 Banks
  • 16 Nightlife options




East Dulwich has a below average violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for London.


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The neighborhood of East Dulwich is the best of both worlds: it has the affluent and tame Dulwich to one side and the vibrant and fun Peckham to the other. It has lots of green space for a run, walking the dog, or picnics, but it is also well connected to the rest of London. It's got a great selection of restaurants but isn't loud. This has earned it repeat status on a major newspaper's list of the 101 best places to live in Britain.

Housing here is diverse. You'll find a lot semi-detached homes, Victorian terraces, a flats – some in newer buildings and some in converted terraces. While many of the bigger residences are expensive you can still find family-sized homes for a reasonable price whether you're renting or buying. 

The neighborhood's Lordship Lane is the best place to go for just about anything. It's got trendy boutiques, great bars, and fantastic restaurants. You'll find everyting from a tea shop to that most basic of necessities: a chandelier store.

You'll find a mix of young professionals (typically in their 30s, not 20s), lifelong residents, and younger families attracted by the myriad community activities, large yards, and outstanding schools. 

Amenities in the area include fishmongers, butchers, organic grocers, street carts, markets, parks, gyms, libraries, and play groups.

East Dulwich is bordered on on the north by Peckham, on the east by Nunhead and Honor Oak, on the south by Forest Hill, and on the west by Dulwich and Herne Hill.


The City: 5.2 miles / 25-55 minutes by car / 50 minutes by transit / 30-35 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 6.9 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit 
Southwark: 4.4 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 35-55 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by bike
Westminster: 5.4 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 40-55 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 6.5 miles / 35-70 minutes by car / 60 minutes by transit

East Dulwich London Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   East Dulwich LOCAL schools

Dog Kennel Hill School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Goodrich Community Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Heber Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided


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