East Dulwich is a part of Dulwich with its own distinctive character, feel and atmosphere. There has been a significant regeneration and gentrification process over the last few decades which continues apace today.
According to Esquire:
This corner of SE London is quietly becoming a foodie stronghold.
East Dulwich is an appealing area for young families and professionals and interestingly an area increasingly sought after by people downsizing from larger houses both in Dulwich and beyond.
East Dulwich housing stock is comprised mainly of Victorian and Edwardian property some of which have been retained as single homes and a good proportion converted to flats.
Dulwich has an unusually high concentration of highly sought-after state and independent schools.
If you’d like to explore, we’ve rounded-up a representative list of the top state and independent schools in & around Dulwich, including a brand new Charter School for East Dulwich.
East Dulwich Rail Station is in the London Borough of Southwark. The station, and the trains which serve it are operated by Southern, and it is in Travelcard Zone 2.
Trains go to London Bridge via Peckham Rye where connections can be made to the London Overground network to Canada Water, Shoreditch and Highbury and Islington. Train times according to TFL are 15 minutes to London Bridge station, 3 minutes to Peckham Rye station for the interchange with the East London line, and 22 minutes to Beckenham Junction station.
The main shopping area is centred around is Lordship Lane which offers a wide range of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars.
On Saturdays North Cross Road (just off Lordship Lane) hosts a bustling market with antiques, crafts and specialist food stalls. There is also a very large Sainsbury’s supermarket on Dog Kennel Hill.
The East Dulwich Picturehouse & Cafe on Lordship Lane opened in April 2015 and promises to become another major cultural draw for the area.
Local amenities include the Passmore Edwardes Library.
There is a real sense of local community in East Dulwich and Goose Green hosts the annual community-based East Dulwich Festival in May. There is also the very active East Dulwich Forum and the very well supported local football club Dulwich Hamlet.