Area Guide - Buying Properties in Dulwich


Dulwich comprises several distinct districts prominently Dulwich Village and East Dulwich, each possessing unique characteristics. Dulwich showcases a rich history under the stewardship of the Dulwich Estate for over 400 years after being bought by Edward Alleyn. Dulwich Village has remained a rural oasis in London with large, open green spaces, Georgian buildings, and the iconic architecture of Dulwich College. East Dulwich is characterized by its predominantly Victorian streets, with Lordship Lane recognised for its food, pubs, and restaurants.

Area Guide - Buying Properties in Dulwich


Dulwich was first recorded in 967 when King Edgar granted the land to one of his earls. It remained a small rural hamlet and was seized by King Henry VIII in 1538, then sold. In 1605, Edward Alleyn purchased it, marking the start of the charitable foundation and the Dulwich Estate. This entity has owned and managed much of the area, leading to a conservation approach that retained the 'village' feel. Notable buildings, including Belair House, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, and Dulwich College, add to the unique appearance of Dulwich Village. As with much of South London, the arrival of railways in the 19th Century spurred the expansion of Victorian suburban terraces in East Dulwich, primarily around Friern Manor Farm and the Bowyer-Smith estate, linked at the current Lordship Lane.

Leisure & Amenities

Things to do in Dulwich:

Dulwich Picture Gallery and Dulwich Park

Top 5 Dulwich Cafes and Restaurant:


East Dulwich and North Dulwich stations provide trains to London Bridge.

West Dulwich station is on the line to Victoria and Blackfriars

The South Circular Road runs through Dulwich as do numerous bus routes.


Dulwich is known for its independent schools at Dulwich College, James Allen's Girls' School, Alleyn's School

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