London is a hyper local city. Amongst the official zoning of the famous boroughs, there's a spider web of neighbourhoods and communities, each with their own distinct personality. It’s one of the many reasons people choose to call London home.
And Dulwich is a perfect example of this. You don’t simply move to Dulwich, you move to East Dulwich, West Dulwich or Dulwich Village, if you’re very lucky. All three areas are known for their relatively bucolic atmospheres. Where some people see the lack of tube in the area as a disadvantage, still others credit having no underground as the reason Dulwich has maintained its village green ambiance. That’s not to say it’s hard to get too. Officially in the borough of Southwark, Dulwich is connected by overground trains at West Dulwich, Sydenham Hill and nearby Forest Hill.
Dulwich Village is easily the most affluent and oldest of the three, and is located just up the road from Herne Hill. It’s been a conservation area since 1968, and has the most rural feel of the ‘three Dulwiches’; full of green leafy roads, independent shops and white picket fences. While West Dulwich balances rural charm with the trendiness of West Norwood to its west. In terms of thighs to do, there’s the Dulwich festival every May, Dulwich Picture Gallery is stunning, as is Dulwich park. There are pubs and restaurants for all tastes, and Brockwell, Peckham and Crystal Palace are just a bus ride away. The area even has its own cult football team in the form of Dulwich Hamlet F.C.
Dulwich has some outstanding schools too, including Dulwich College, Alleyn’s and James Allen’s Girls School, which means it’s very popular with families. This means the housing market is competitive, but not impossible. And what does come to market is often truly beautiful period properties.