Despite its proximity to central London (West Dulwich is only 13 minutes by train to Victoria), Dulwich is one of those places that doesn’t look like it belongs in London. But that’s not to say there aren’t numerous reasons to drop down south and go exploring. The Village is filled with white wooden signposts, gravel driveways, multi-million-pound period houses and loads of greenery. In fact, you’re pretty much surrounded by parks; at the centre is Dulwich Park that links all the areas together, but there's also Belair Park and Brockwell Park not too far. Then, of course, you have Dulwich College, one of the city’s oldest public schools, and all their open spaces, too. Adding to the countryside feel are all the independent shops, restaurants, pubs and bars. East Dulwich, the home of the lengthy Lordship Lane, is slightly busier, with buses connecting you to central London, Peckham and the rest of south London.
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The Lilac Door
Located in London, The Lilac Door is a family-run bed and breakfast located 1 km from Dulwich Picture Gallery and 2.6 km from Crystal Palace Park. The property is set 5 km from Battersea.All units in the bed and breakfast are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom equipped with free toiletries, while certain rooms will provide you with a seating area. Chocolates, water and a tea/coffee tray are provided.A Vegetarian, Gluten-free or Full English breakfast can be enjoyed in the breakfast area.Cycling is among the activities that guests can enjoy near The Lilac Door.Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey can be reached in less than 15 minutes by train from the property. London City Airport is 12 km away.
Innkeeper's Lodge London, Dulwich
Boasting a garden, Innkeeper's Lodge London, Dulwich offers rooms in London, 2.8 km from O2 Academy Brixton and 3.2 km from Crystal Palace Park. Ideally situated in the Southwark district, this hotel is located 5 km from Battersea. The in-house restaurant serves British cuisine.All units in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. The rooms feature a wardrobe.A Full English/Irish breakfast is available daily at Innkeeper's Lodge London, Dulwich.The nearest airport is London City Airport, 11 km from the accommodation.
Premier Inn London Brixton
Located 2 minutes' walk from Brixton Village Market and The Ritzy cinema, Premier Inn London Brixton offers an on-site restaurant and free WiFi. Brixton Tube and train station is a minute's walk away and central London can be reached in 20 minutes. The O2 Academy Brixton is just a 5-minute walk away.Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a 40-inch flat-screen TV, blackout curtains and en-suite power shower. Tea/coffee making facilities are also provided.You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.London City Airport is 12 km from the property. It's a 10-minute stroll to historic Brockwell Park and a little further to lively Clapham Common.
Rooms at The Tulse Hill Hotel
This handsome old nineteenth-century hostelry was refurbished in 2014 and has since won various plaudits as a ‘gourmet bolthole’ in a somewhat un-gourmet part of south London. Its unpromising location, on a traffic gyratory, is completely forgotten once you’ve flopped down in one of the nine large and attractively appointed rooms, with their excellent bathrooms with rain showers and Orla Kiely toiletries – but handy for getting to nearby Brixton and Dulwich in your car (parking available). Breakfast included.