The closest you’ll get to a real village in South London, Dulwich Village is full of quaint charm, green space and local favourites. Perfect for a stroll, a bit of window shopping topped off with coffee and a cake. If you’re wondering where to start in Dulwich Village, here’s a pick of 5 places I recommend for your next visit. If you’re interested in East Dulwich, have a read of this as well.
- Dulwich Picture Gallery – An art gallery in the heart of Dulwich Village. With regularly changing exhibitions and admission price at just £6 this gallery is well worth a visit. The building itself is to be admired and they have an excellent cafe cased in glass with outside seating when warm enough, try the breakfast it’s delicious.
- Dulwich Park – Green space is just one reason South London is so fabulous and Dulwich Park is a fine example of this. With a recently renewed kids playground and outdoor gym equipment for keep fit fans there’s more to Dulwich park than just grass and the pond. Did I mention you can hire boats? There’s also weird and wonderful bike hire available, courtesy of London Recumbents. Plenty to occupy the young and old alike.
- Romeo Jones – For the best Coffee in the village head to Romeo Jones. It’s a small but perfectly formed delicatessen in the middle of all the action. As well as great coffee try the tasty lemon & rosemary cake and granola muffins.
- Crown & Greyhound – A village is nothing without its local pub and the Crown & Greyhound is a true local. Family and dog friendly, great beer garden and Sunday roasts and quiz. This pub is even open on Christmas day when it’s buzzing with locals grabbing a quick refreshment on their mid morning walk .
- Rocca – Avoid Pizza Express and instead head to Rocca, a good Italian restaurant perfect for lunch, dinner or even just coffee. Try the arancini to start followed by one of the delicious thin based pizzas. Friendly staff and good atmosphere.
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