London’s East Dulwich is a suburban haven of leafy green, full of pretty homes and inviting cafes and stores. East Dulwich provides a tranquil contrast to the vibrant East and hectic central London and is an example of what makes London so great.
I recently spent the weekend in London and loved the variety to be found in each of the different areas, and was delighted to be able to experience such a selection of London in a short time. East Dulwich is located between Dulwich Village and one of my favourite spots, Peckham.
East Dulwich has an air of calm about it. The parks and pretty streets provide an ideal place for young families, and for Londoners who want to feel as though they are getting away from the more urban areas of the city.
You can reach central London in 15 minutes by train, and trains run every 15 minutes. We used the 37 bus to get around, and there are many routes serving the area.
East Dulwich’s Lordship Lane is home to a variety of painfully cute cafes and brunch spots, inviting bookshops and charity shops can’t fail to lure you in.
I failed to take many photos of East Dulwich, except when it came to the coffee and pastries we enjoyed in one of the many cafes in the area.
If you find yourself in East Dulwich, be sure to enjoy a pint outside the lovely East Dulwich Tavern. Take a stroll up and down Lordship Lane and the surrounding streets, enjoy the pretty greenery to be found in the parks, and admire the grand old homes and beautiful churches.
Be sure to take the time to stop for some food. From gorgeous brunches to sourdough pizza at Franco Manca, East Dulwich has a wide range of belly-rumbling inducing food on offer in gorgeously decorated cafes and restaurants.
Enid Blyton was born upstairs at number 354 Lordship Lane, so be sure to check that out if you’re a fan of her books.
Have you ever been to Dulwich in London? What’s your favourite area in London?
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