A little bit of history
Just north of Forest Hill and south of Camberwell, Dulwich was a part of Surrey until 1889 when it became a part of London. Until Victorians spread south and developed the area it was mainly woodland and orchards. And all the way up till 1920 farmland existed in Dulwich, with the local dairies grazing their cows off Court Lane. Still today, even though we are only 12 minutes from London bridge, the Dulwich area is not over developed by modern standards, offering a pleasing blend of town and country. And even to this day, most Dulwich gardens will boast at least one fruit tree.
Need to know
Lord Byron was educated at Dr Glennie's academy in Dulwich.
From food, to clothes to gifts, Dulwich and East Dulwich offers top of the range shopping. Dulwich College hosts a farmers' market every other Sunday. Around the corner you'll find Lordship Lane, the main shopping area for East Dulwich and home to the delicious SMBS organic store, the excellent William Rose Butchers, Moxons the fishmongers and a handful of charming boutiques and gift shops. Northcross Road Market every Saturday is a great place to wander about for a couple of hours at the weekend, offering food, clothes and a yummy fudge stall, as well G. Sparks' butchers stall for the best organic and rare breed meats.
LORD BYRON WAS EDUCATED AT DR GLENNIE'S ACADEMY IN DULWICH.
There is free parking all over the Dulwich area, except for around Peckham Rye Station.
Dulwich is well-served by rail. You can catch a train to London Bridge on the overland from East Dulwich, Sydenham or Peckham Rye. Victoria/Farrington from Peckham Rye, Denmark Hill, Nunhead or Catford.
The East London Line is available from Peckham Rye, Sydenham, Forest Hill, Honor Oak Park, New Cross, and Denmark Hill with links to the City as well as Canary Wharf, via Canada Water and the Jubilee line.
By Bus from our areas to the following:
12 - Oxford Circus, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminister; 40 - Aldgate, London Bridge; 69 - Honor Oak Park, Kings Cross; 78 - Shoreditch; 175 - Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square, Waterloo, Adlwych; 185 - Victoria;197 Peckham Rye; P12 - Surrey Keys