London Guide: Dulwich South East London Guide. If you want to have a delightful day out head over to dreamy Dulwich. With independent shops and eateries, leafy streets, a beautiful park and picture gallery, there is enough to keep you content. Read my Dulwich South East London Guide to find out exciting things to do in East Dulwich and Dulwich Village.
Dulwich South East London Guide: Restaurants
You’ll find a good selection of independent restaurants along the main shopping strip in East Dulwich called Lordship Lane. A wide range of cuisines is covered from Japanese at Yama Momo to British at Franklin’s, French at The French House and Italian at Signoria. Walk along the street and I’m sure you will find something to tempt your taste buds!
Restaurants on Lordship Lane
If you’re visiting at the weekend and fancy brunch, try the Blue Brick Café which serves vegetarian food in an old Victorian diary on Fellbrigg Road. We tucked into a delicious brunch at Luca’s on North Cross Street which is just off Lordship Lane. If you’d prefer a pub lunch, you will have plenty of choices.
Luca’s North Cross Street Vegan Breakfast
For coffee and a pastry try the Brick House Sourdough Bakery and Café. This is located in an old electrical warehouse off Lordship Lane on a Zenoria Street. They serve Square Mile Coffee and Neal’s Yard cheese. Foodies can buy fresh produce from Mons the cheesemongers or The Cheese Block, fish from Moxons and fruit and veg from the Franklins Farm shop on Lordship Lane.
Franklins Farm Shop
If you head up to Dulwich Village, which is a short walk from East Dulwich, you will find a few more eateries. These are mainly chain restaurants such as The Real Greek and Gail’s Bakery. If you’re in the mood for Italian food try Rocco which serves wood-fired pizzas. The cutest place here is Au Ciel Patisserie where you can eat a sweet treat with your cup of coffee.
Dulwich South East London Guide: Shops
On Saturday you will find a market on North Cross Street. Stalls sell street food, bread, cakes, clothing and a few antique furniture items.
North Cross Street Saturday Market
Saunter along Lordship Lane and you can pop into the lovely independent shops. Some of my favourites are Karavan Eco Home which sells sustainable home accessories and gifts. Lush Designs makes and sells a selection of bright and beautifully illustrated homewares. Really Maria is a cute haberdashery and gift shop. Roullier White is perfect for perfumes and lifestyle products.
Really Maria Haberdashery and Gift Shop
A few shops off Lordship Lane worth seeking out on North Cross Street are Post Mark for greeting cards and stationery, Willow is a lifestyle store and Ed (Rigby & Mac) sells Scandi homewares, jewellery, men’s fashion and gifts. I love the plant shop called Forest on Frogley Road, read my Forest Shop Review. In Dulwich Village, you’ll find Fired Earth, the premium paint and tile shop. There is another Rigby & Mac shop called Tomlinson’s which sells lifestyle goods and women’s fashion.
Forest Plant Shop
Dulwich South East London Guide: Things To Do
East Dulwich is an interesting place to walk around where you can view some amazing street art. This is thanks to a Street Art Festival in 2013 which was a project by Dulwich Picture Gallery and Street Art London. Perhaps the most famous is the Conor Harrington’s Fight Club.
Conor Harrington’s Fight Club Street Art
When you venture into Dulwich Village you will find expensive properties and white signposts pointing you in the direction of amenities. Have a browse around the Dulwich Picture Gallery which shows a permanent collection of baroque masterpieces. The café is very good with alfresco dining.
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Dulwich Park is splendid and well worth a visit. It features a boating lake, dry garden, vegetable garden and very good café. Belair Park is also nearby. These are just a few things to do in Dulwich, enjoy your adventure!
Dulwich South East London Guide: Information
There are a few trains stations to access the area – East Dulwich, West Dulwich and North Dulwich. Dulwich is situated in a valley surrounded by Tulse Hill, Sydenham Hill, Peckham, Forest Hill, Denmark Hill, Crystal Palace and Camberwell. You can read about the history at the Dulwich Wikipedia Page. The information reveals that East Dulwich is not actually a part of Dulwich, it is a subdivision of Peckham! However, many people call the whole area Dulwich. East Dulwich is a short walk from Dulwich Village so they are two places you can visit on the same trip. See my Love Dulwich London Pinterest Board for more photographs of the area.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for joining me on the day out.