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Local Area Guide Dulwich Relocate & Renovate
www.hamptons.co.uk 2 Renovate 12 18 24 Modestic Interior Designs 075 1155 2389 info@modestic.co.uk www.modestic.co.uk Astounding Battersea 020 3937 6884 info@astoundingbattersea.co.uk www.astoundingbattersea.co.uk Bolans Architects 020 8699 5676 architects@bolansgroup.com www.bolansgroup.com Are you a Renovater in the local area? Get Noticed!!! To advertise in this booklet call 07968 747882 30 36 Studio Schubert 020 3105 0259 marek@studioschubert.com www.studioschubert.com Broken Blinds 0208 671 7706 info@brokenblinds.co.uk www.brokenblinds.co.uk
www.hamptons.co.uk 3 Relocate Welcome to Dulwich 6 Why move to Dulwich? 8 Pubs & Live Music 14 Local Hotspots 16 Arts 20 Family Days Out 22 Local Schools 26 Local Restaurants 38 Fitness & Health 34

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Our promise remains the same today as it did all those years ago; to help you sleep well and awaken feeling refreshed, energized and alert throughout the entire day. Every day. Book

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WelcomeA very warm welcome to... Dulwich and the surrounding areas from all of us at Hamptons.

You will be moving into one of the most highly regarded areas in London. Desirable homes, tree lined avenues, diverse shops and restaurants and an eclectic, vibrant population. Hamptons has been matching people with property that’s right for them, locally, nationally and internationally, since 1869. We were pioneers, setting standards that few of our rivals could match and this hasn’t changed since.

Today, 150 years after we first set up home in Pall Mall, with 15 decades of finding property and looking after people under our belt, our clients now consider us to be their, ‘home experts’.

Yours sincerely, Mel Carter - Head of sales

Rebecca Castell - Head of lettings

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Congratulations, if you are house hunting in Dulwich, you have already won. A home in this great area with all it offers, automatically makes you the envy of many. Now in order to make your transition as smooth and hassle free as possible Hamptons have put together this great guide which will help you choose the best schools, learn a little about planning

and building control, read tips on where to shop, eat and lot’s more, all packed into one little guide with clickable links. Perhaps most importantly we have researched some of the leading local professionals and experts who can help you add value and personalise your soon to be new home.

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Welcome to all Dulwich home-hunters.

“A big WELCOME and enjoy”

A little bit of history

It’s a little-known fact that Dulwich was one of the worst affected places in the UK during World War II, when Hitler sent unmanned explosive aircraft across the English Channel: the V1 and V2 rockets. Dulwich was badly hit by these terrible weapons, but there are theories that the British led a misinformation campaign throughout the war, skewing the coordinates of central London to protect the more densely populated centre so that bombs would fall in open areas.

Dulwich Village has a good mix of large Victorian, Edwardian and Tudor Revival properties which are popular with families. There’s also an enclave of Huf Houses, popular for their excellent light and energy efficiency. West Dulwich has larger Victorian homes, while East Dulwich has Victorian terraces where loft conversions and extensions are popular. In the core Dulwich post codes, there are mostly houses to suit the strong family market and some newly developed flats as well as older conversions.


Why move to Dulwich?

It is south of the City of London and famous for the Dulwich Picture Gallery and Dulwich Park which opened back in 1890. Additionally, there is the Dulwich Golf Course and Dulwich and Sydenham Woods, which add to the appeal so that it feels almost as if you are outside London offering an escape from the hectic pace of central London, but still within half an hour’s journey of it.

Dulwich is a firm favourite with those looking to commute into central London daily with links to Victoria, London Bridge, Blackfriars and Cananda Water from its nearby underground and overground stations. What’s more, there are great restaurants locally as well as in nearby Brixton and Peckham.

The neighborhood of East Dulwich is the best of both worlds: it has the affluent and tame Dulwich to one side and the vibrant and fun Peckham to the other. It has lots of green space for a run, walking the dog, or picnics, but it is also well connected to the rest of London. There are a great selection of restaurants but it isn’t loud. This has earned it repeat status on a major newspaper’s list of the best places to live in Britain.

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Ideal living

Housing here is diverse. You’ll find a lot semi-detached homes, Victorian terraces and flats – some in newer buildings and some in converted terraces. If the bigger residences are out of reach you can still find family-sized homes for a reasonable price whether you’re renting or buying.

The neighbourhood Lordship Lane is one of the best places to go for just about anything. It’s got cool boutiques, great bars, and fantastic restaurants. You’ll find everything from a tea shop to that most basic of necessities: a chandelier store.

You’ll find a mix of young professionals, typically in their 30s, lifelong residents, and younger families attracted by the myriad community activities, large yards, and outstanding schools.

East Dulwich is bordered on on the north by Peckham, on the east by Nunhead and Honor Oak, on the south by Forest Hill, and on the west by Dulwich and Herne Hill.

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Interview with Anna Bak dos Reis

– Modestic Interior Designs

part of this journey as it helps me gather the pieces that I will bring together to tell their story.

For those considering getting in touch with you, what are the major benefits of appointing you as their interior designer?

Tell us a little about how you got started with modestic interior designs?

Modestic interior designs was born at the intersection of many roads. I’ve always enjoyed connecting with people. My work as a Learning & Development Adviser in Human Resources satisfied this part of me for 14 years. However, it didn’t provide enough of a creative outlet. My decision to follow my true passion gave me the opportunity to combine my pragmatic attitude and people skills, with my creativity. I started modestic interior designs and haven’t looked back once. I still have the chance to connect with people but above all, I have the chance to help them create a home they feel happy in – which is something I believe every single person deserves.

Who takes the lead creatively when you have that first meeting?

I’ll ask my client a lot of questions during our first meeting to help me understand what they want to achieve from the space and what its purpose will be. This also gives me the chance to discover their tastes and preferences, as well as any specific pieces of furniture or decorative elements they’d like to incorporate. However, designing an interior is a process that we embark on together from the start. Building a rapport is an essential

I’m often contacted by clients who wish to refurbish their homes, but they feel overwhelmed by the whole process and don’t know where to begin. I guide them throughout and take away a lot of the headache in the process – from sourcing specific items to connecting with reliable contractors who offer good value for money. As well as the finer details of budgeting and planning, I also encourage them to explore different concepts and develop their own style, which is essential to bringing the designs to life.

Do you have a particular style that you’re known for, or can you adapt to anything?

Although not prescriptive, my design style combines elements of modern, rustic, and industrial. I love to bring the outdoors inside, so nature-inspired textures, peaceful colours, and organic warmth are at the heart of my signature look. I also enjoy blending modern clean lines with vintage or re-purposed items. It’s important to me to create spaces that are practical and functional, yet also enriched in personal accents that are special and meaningful for everyone who uses them.

You offer Personal Shopping for Home service. Can you tell a bit more about it?

Most personal shoppers buy clothing and accessories for their clients. I buy anything from furniture to cushions, plants, and clocks – you name it! I realised there was a gap in the market for such a service – some clients only require a few items to ‘finish’ the look, rather than a full renovation.

Whether it’s a unique piece of artwork, a quirky armchair or a delicate pendant, my Personal Shopping for Home service saves loads of time and effort in finding the ‘missing piece of the puzzle’. www.modestic.co.uk

Pubs & Live Music

The Herne Tavern

A Traditional British Pub menu supplemented with dishes of international inspiration. Expect to find Classic dishes alongside contemporary options reflecting seasonal produce and changes. Nothing too fancy - we’re a pub!proper food made with proper ingredients. A mix of ready to drink draft Cocktails from Liberation and guest Cocktails prepared in house by our staff

2 Forest Hill Rd, London SE22 0RR. 020 8299 9521 www.theherne.co.uk/

East Dulwich Tavern

The Great Exhibition

In a similar fashion to its 1851 namesake, the Great Exhibition pub is a glorious space in which free thinking people can celebrate the wonders of life. The exhibits today may not be as weird and wonderful as those that came from the four corners of the world all those years ago, but if you like to witness great food, beer and service in a convivial atmosphere and an off the wall environment, then the Great Exhibition pub has all the exhibits you need. Before it was destroyed by fire in 1936, the gigantic Crystal Palace - built to house the original Great Exhibition - could actually be seen from the pub gardens. The two garden areas today provide warm and intimate outdoor spaces which complement the interior of the pub and which, along with the attractive gin yard, are popular for drinking and dining all year around. 193 Crystal Palace Rd, London SE22 9EP. 020 8693 4968


Sitting proudly on the corner of Lordship Lane and Goose Green, East Dulwich Tavern, or EDT as it’s known to the locals, is a charming pub at the heart of the East Dulwich community. We love our corner of East Dulwich, number 1 on Lordship Lane. We love our regulars who have been coming in to prop up the bar since 99’. We love the Dulwich Hamlet fans who fill the pub with a sea of pink and blue on home games. We love hosting a newlyweds’ first dance surrounded by smiling faces. Everywhere you look is community: new, old, side by side, mixed altogether, proud and authentic.

1 Lordship Ln, London SE22 8EW. 020 8693 1316 www.eastdulwichtavern.com/

The Half Moon, Herne Hill

The Half Moon serves fantastic food all day, every day. Join us for lunch or dinner and savour a collection of superb dishes crafted from fresh, seasonal ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible. Alongside the main a la carte menu and daily Chef’s Signature dishes, there are incredible roasts on a Sunday. During the warmer months, we’ll also fire up the outdoor kitchen - serving outstanding alfresco dishes until long after the sun goes down.

10 Half Moon Ln, London SE24 9HU. 020 7616 5276 www.halfmoonhernehill.co.uk/?

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“Wet your whistle”

The Crown & Greyhound

We offer an enticing and flavoursome menu, focusing on provenance, local suppliers and the freshest of British seasonal ingredients. Our diverse and explorative drinks range includes well-kept cask ales, craft beers, premium lagers and ciders, a seriously seductive wine list and an exceptional selection of artisan spirits – all served in our laid-back yet vibrant pub atmosphere, complete with authentic interior, outdoor barbecue area and delightful urban beer garden.

73 Dulwich Village, Greater, London SE21 7BJ. 020 8299 4976


The Plough

Combining the best in British pub hospitality with individuality, character and quirky charm, we stand proud on Lordship Lane at the heart of leafy, suburban Dulwich. Blending the hip and the wholesome – a vibrant British pub offering the warmest of welcomes. The perfect setting for a laid-back yet distinctly memorable drinking and dining experience. Offering flavoursome food, an explorative drinks menu and an authentic, homely atmosphere to suit all occasions. 381 Lordship Lane, Greater, London SE22 8JJ. 020 8693 4236


The Cherry Tree Fresh, seasonal, best of British pub food, ample ales – many with a local twist- great wines and enough cocktails for you to welcome in the weekend! We’re only a 2-minute walk from East Dulwich station and only a 15-minute walk from Peckham Rye station. Looking for the best pub in Dulwich for sports? With Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon we are the only pick! Boasting 5 large TV screens inside and out, we are the number one spot for the season ahead. 31-33 Grove Vale, London SE22 8EQ. 020 8693 9285


Dulwich is brimming with choices of old school tavers, cocktail bars, live music venues, gastro pubs, winebars and restaurants. Here are just a few but a walk around the area will reveal many more.

The Florence

A grand old dame of a pub at the heart of Herne Hill. Situated opposite Brockwell Park and just a short walk from the much-loved Lido. Our selection of cans, bottles, keg. and casks are from locally sourced, national and international craft breweries, offering you a deep dive into the world of craft beer. 131 Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0NG. 020 7326 4987




Local cafés & shops.

Enjoy an artisan coffee, while exploring great fashion boutiques right in the picturesque heart of Dulwich!

Rise & Bloom

At Rise & Bloom we believe that everyone should drink the freshest coffee & it doesn’t get much fresher than ours. We roast our unique blend onsite daily in our microroaster, the first of its kind in England and we source coffee from Rainforest Alliance certified farms across the globe.

44 Barry Rd, London SE22 0HU. t 020 3719 6372 www.riseandbloom.co.uk

The Dulwich Clock Café

Established in 1982, Colicci is an artisan family brand of cafés, kiosks & restaurants across London. Colicci serves up its own single origin coffee roasted locally in Canning Town. We have a dedicated bakery ensuring every cake and pastry we offer is made ourselves and as fresh as possible.

Romeo Jones

Seating is available inside, in our green garden or on our pavement seats. Our new menu has something for everyone. Come and enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch or just coffee and cake. We have indoor and outdoor seating, and we don’t take bookings so just pop in and enjoy.

80 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7AJ. t 020 8299 0006 www.romeojones.co.uk

Kanella & Co.

An independent coffee shop serving artisan coffee, teas, pastries and delicious cakes and treats. Served by our friendly team in sophisticated and ambient surroundings we will cater to your needs to ensure you enjoy your experience with us. All used with high quality local produce to ensure the freshest ingredients.

106 Lordship Ln, London SE22 8HF. t 020 8299 3584 www.facebook.com/Kanellaandco

College Rd, London SE21 7BQ. t. 020 8299 0643 www.colicci.co.uk

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Roullier White

Welcome to Roullier White, our designlead, interiors boutique and independent perfumery based in East Dulwich, London. Founded in 2004 by Lawrence Roullier White, we strive to bring you the best of the best from the most talented artisans around the world.

125 Lordship Ln, London SE22 8HU www.roullierwhite.com

Blue Feather

Here at Blue Feather, we stock a large selection of quality vintage goods. From delicate clothing to chunky knits, shoes, and accessories. Come and visit us to view our current selection or check us out on Instagram to browse in the comfort of your own home. We offer styling tips too.

14 Melbourne Grove, London SE22 8QZ www.instagram.com/bluefeatherdulwich

Oliver Bonas

An independent British lifestyle store, designing our own take on fashion and homeware.26 Lordship Ln, London SE22 9HJ t 020 8693 6115 www.oliverbonas.com

Meet Bernard

With a back-drop of Maritime Greenwich, a slice of the South-East that’s steeped in greenery, history and beautiful buildings, Meet Bernard began to encompass more than just being a retail store; it became part of the London day out. This naturally led to such a widespread array of customers, with diverse fashion and style tastes.

2 Lordship Ln, London SE22 8HJ. 020 8299 1614 www.meetbernard.com


Mac & Miller is an exclusive local boutique created by top celebrity stylist, Katie Greengrass. Mac & Miller is a carefully curated boutique that brings high street prices to a local setting. If you want to visit us in person, our collection is sold exclusively at our beautifully styled fashion boutique in East Dulwich, London.

61 N Cross Rd, London SE22 9ET. t 07817 426667 www.macandmiller.co.uk/ Biff

Here at Biff we are proud to offer an expert children’s shoe fitting service together with exceptional choice from a fantastic range of leading children’s footwear brands including Ricosta, Bobux, Start-rite, Geox, Froddo & Hummel.

41 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7BN. 020 8299 6732 www.biffkids.com

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Meet Steve Ward of ‘Astounding Battersea’

What characteristics set you apart from other Furniture showrooms in London?

Most showrooms sell just furniture and some offer interior design services, as Astounding Battersea was born from Astounding Interiors who have designed for celebrities and high net worth individuals for 18 years on their homes and other hospitality projects, we have an enviable and exclusive supplier base. This is what makes us unique as we also take care of the supply and build, while the client sits back and gets excited.

Is there a project you completed that you’re most proud of?

Tell us about the background of Astounding Battersea.

Astounding Battersea is London’s finest furniture and Control 4 smart home centre, offering clients and private consumers a complete luxury home solution. Services include the supply of global high end furniture brands, smart home control and audio visual systems as well as high end interior design, FFF&E, build and project management

Who are your suppliers and what do you offer?

Astounding Battersea have accounts with all the top Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and UK furniture, lighting, wallpapers, flooring, tile and blind manufacturers, as well as being a certified control 4 and Lutron technology centre. Where customers can hear and see the latest in smart systems. The only showroom in the UK that can offer this and our beautiful interior design services.

Yes our showroom in Embassy Gardens, it took 3 years planning and cost £6.9 Million for the build, furniture and smart systems on show. Its truly stunning and a work of art in itself. We also have a fully functional home bar, a 5.1 surround sound living room area on display that we use for private and VIP events, a walk in Molteni wardrobe and other prestigious Italian & German brands like Walter Knoll, Cattelan Italia, Porada, Giorgio collection, Bonaldo, Gallotti & Radice, Longhi, Alexandra, Tissenta, Palzoni and many more. All our Italian designer furniture is displayed in real life room sets, where even the plug sockets are colour matched to that room scheme. Complete Luxury.

What is the most pleasing aspect of your job?

For 18 years we have been designing for the wealthy and privileged and seeing the clients excitement on handing over the completed projects brings enormous joy. Taking a bare room and making it truly ‘Astounding’ with ‘wow’ factor focal points that the clients and their friends absolutely love is no better feeling.


Dulwich Arts

East Dulwich Picturehouse

We are Lordship Lane’s thriving community hub with three screens and bright cafébar and garden terrace. Completed in 1882, our delightful building was originally shared between St Anthony’s Church and St Anthony’s School. From 1964, the building was then converted into a community hall, but over time its use diminished. Picturehouse took over the site in 2015 to lovingly restore the building and re-expose its architectural integrity.

116a Lordship Ln, London SE22 8HD. 020 7326 2649


Theatre Peckham

The Lighthouse Theatre

The Lighthouse is one of London’s newly refurbished venues that boasts of a splendid and classy, yet modern art deco, which is suited for most events productions and community events. This venue has started creating a real buzz in London’s venue sector, with modern state of the art facilities to host a huge array of events, functions and shows.

262-274 Camberwell Rd, London SE5 0DP. 020 7157 9615


Why not enjoy a night at one of the great theatres spotted around Dulwich!

Theatre Peckham

An award-winning cultural venue for artistic excellence and social change. Through the power of theatre, we illuminate young voices, provide skills and opportunities, and platform excellent creatives who are locally focused with a national and international reach. We are AMBITIOUS, we are BRAVE, and we INSPIRE all those who come through our doors. New ideas, New stories and New partnerships are made in Theatre Peckham. We champion underrepresented voices and lead the change that is influencing our sector.

221 Havil St, London SE5 7SB. 020 7708 5401 www.theatrepeckham.co.uk/ Jack

Studio Theatre

A vibrant and intimate performance venue in south east London. Home to theatre productions, Scratch nights, film screenings, workshops and rehearsals, our award-winning team and space provide an accessible and exciting programme of arts activities throughout the year. We are committed to producing theatre that inspires, challenges and entertains our audience. Wsupport new companies and theatre artists, providing a space for them to develop their ideas and work, alongside the productions created each year by the Jack’s in-house team.

410 Brockley Rd, London SE4 2DH. 0333 666 3366 www.brockleyjack.co.uk/


Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery: it was founded in 1811 when Sir Francis Bourgeois RA bequeathed his collection of old masters “for the inspection of the public”. Today the Gallery is a vibrant cultural hub hosting some of the UK’s leading exhibitions alongside its Permanent Collection of Baroque masterpieces while staging a wide-ranging programme of public events, practical art and community engagement..

Gallery Rd, London SE21 7AD Phone: 020 8693 5254 www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Everyman Cinema Crystal Palace

We create a warm and friendly atmosphere, with an excellent food and drink selection and fantastic customer service. With a wide array of mainstream, independent and classic films, special events, launches and a diverse calendar of live satellite broadcasts, there is something for everyone at Everyman.

25 Church Rd, London SE19 2TE Phone: 01233 555642 www.everymancinema.com/crystalpalace#venueDetails

Greenwich Theatre

Greenwich Theatre is one of London’s foremost Off-West End theatres, working on a local, national and international stage. From presenting an enviable year-round programme of established and emerging theatre here in the Royal borough of Greenwich, to supporting artists in taking their work around the world, the development of new work is always at the heart of what we do. Combined with our nationally regarded programme of theatre for children and young people and our awardwinning pantomime, Greenwich Theatre continues to contribute to this country’s dynamic, diverse, vibrant theatre ecology, treating the audiences of today to a glimpse of some of the biggest theatre-makers of tomorrow.

Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ES. 020 8858 7755 www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk/

Copeland Park & Bussey Building

Copeland Park and Bussey Building serve the cultural heart of Peckham. Located 150m from Peckham Rye Station, it’s a haven for creatives and startups with desk space and studios for all, from architects and photographers, to painters and ceramic makers. 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST. www.copelandpark.com


Family time out

Dulwich is a great destination for a family trip offering entertainment for kids of all ages. We’ve picked some of the most popular family-friendly things to do and sorted them into a handy list.

Brockwell Park Miniature Railway Come and join us on Sundays between MARCH and OCTOBER for a ride on our unique 7¼ inch gauge miniature railway as we take you on a journey from Herne Hill Gates to the world famous Brockwell Lido and return. We’re open to the public for everyone to enjoy. Nobody is too young or to old to have a ride with us and don’t forget to check out our shop, and take home a souvenir or two. Ticket prices are £1 return for all and under two’s travel free when accompanied by an adult.

Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0NG. 07973 613515 www.travelbpmr.com/

Dulwich Woods

Dulwich Wood, together with the adjacent Sydenham Hill Wood, is the largest extant part of the ancient Great North Wood in the London Borough of Southwark. The two woods were separated after the relocation of The Crystal Palace in 1854 and the creation of the high level line in 1865 5 Peckarmans Wood, London SE26 6RY. 020 8299 1000 www.thedulwichestate.org.uk/

Belair Park

Belair House was built in 1785 in the style of, or possibly by, the architect Robert Adam. Its grounds included an artificial lake made by damming the River Effra. The landscape is Grade II listed, and listed structures in the park include the park lodge and entrance gate. In 1965, Belair became a public park when the London Borough of Southwark was formed. Gallery Rd, London SE21 www.southwark.gov.uk/parks-and-openspaces/parks/belair-park

Brockwell Lido

We are your first choice for the whole family to stay fit and active in in Brixton, south London. Nestled in the corner of Brockwell Park, the lido is a much-loved local landmark which has been at the heart of your local community since 1937. We´ve got some fantastic facilities on offer including a 50m outdoor swimming pool, all the latest gym & fitness equipment, an extensive programme of group exercise classes such as yoga, pilates and HIIT, plus a café!

Brockwell Park, Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0PA. 020 7274 3088 www.fusion-lifestyle.com/centres/brockwelllido/

Dulwich Park

Dulwich Park is a 30.85-hectare public park in Dulwich in the London Borough of Southwark, south London, England. The park was created by the Metropolitan Board of Works from former farmland and meadows. While the initial design was by Charles Barry, it was later refined by Lt Col JJ Sexby. Created in 1890, Dulwich Park began its life as farmland and a group of meadows known as “five fields”. Many of the ancient boundary oaks survive today. Queen Mary was a regular visitor to the park. She loved to view the American Garden, famous for its rhododendrons, which are spectacular when they’re in bloom in May. One of the park gates is named after her.

College Rd, London SE21 7EB. 020 8693 8635


Brockwell Park

Brockwell Park is fortunate to contain a large number of historic buildings and other features, some of which go back to before when it was acquired as a public park. These include Brockwell Hall, the Brockwell Lido, the Walled Garden, ponds, and a charming 19thcentury Tritton clock tower, as well as a well-laid out network of paths and vistas. Brockwell Park is also home to a ride-on miniature railway and a popular BMX track, both of which are run by the community. It contains a wide mixture of formal and informal sports and play facilities, including a large children’s playground and wet play area, tennis and basketball courts, and grass football pitches. It is also home to the Lambeth Country Show, which usually runs over two days in the third week of July each year, as well as a wide range of commercial and community events.

Brockwell Park, Brockwell Park Gardens, London SE24 0NG. 020 7926 9000 www.beta.lambeth.gov.uk/parks/ brockwell-park

Crystal Palace Park

A visit to the park makes for a great day out for the family. It’s one of London’s best parks which used to be home to the former Victoria Crystal Palace, transported from Hyde Park and accompanied by a group of dinasaur statues set around the lake and provides boating in the summer. There is also a petting zoo, playfground and acfé, a maze, sports centre, race track and regular farmers markets.

Thicket Rd, London SE20. t 020 3236 0078

Horniman Museum and Gardens

The Horniman connects us all with global cultures and the natural environment, encouraging us to shape a positive future for the world we all share. The Horniman Museum and Gardens are free to enter. There is a charge to visit the Aquarium, the Butterfly House, and ELMER and Friend exhibition. We want you to enjoy your visit to the Horniman. Please wear a mask or face covering unless you have a good reason not to. You do not need a ticket to enter the Museum. To visit the Cats & Dogs exhibition. Elmer exhibition, Aquarium and Butterfly House please book tickets in advance to guarantee entry.

100 London Rd, London SE23 3PQ. 020 8699 1872 www.horniman.ac.uk/


Interview with Bolans Architects

Tell us about the background of Bolans Architects. Our mission is to create spaces that work seamlessly to serve the people that inhabit them. We are a family-run, design-led team of Architects, Designers and Construction professionals with over 35 years of combined experience creating bespoke spaces for individual clients and developers around the world. Our services cover development feasibility studies, architectural design, party wall matters, and construction consultancy. We take pride in our ability to creatively interpret complex briefs to deliver great outcomes for our clients, and every project we undertake is approached collaboratively, with passion, rigour and integrity.

What’s your customer process from receiving that initial enquiry?

We take time to meet with our clients to understand their initial brief and share how we work. Once we all agree that this is something we can take on, we meet our clients at their property to survey the site and more clearly define their vision, needs and expectations. We take this information and insight away and develop a series of design proposals that satisfy the brief, while also allowing some flexibility for further development. With all the required information, a chosen design is then submitted to the relevant planning authority, and after planning consent has been achieved, we collate the technical designs needed for building control submission and work with our clients to choose the right contractor for their project. As a multi-disciplinary practice, we can support clients with party wall matters, construction contract administration, project management and site administration, or by operating as the main contractor for their build.

Every step of the way, we’re there to support our clients, and we are proud of our strong track record of high-quality design demonstrated through projects that have passed through planning processes and into the build phase and the relationships we maintain with our clients long after the projects draw to a close. What characteristics set you apart from other practices?

As a multi-disciplinary practice, our skills are both broad and deep, making us an excellent partner for both developers and private clients. As an example, by also providing party wall services, we’re able to knowledgeably consider and navigate potential issues way in advance of the party wall notice period being implemented. As a team,

we’re discussing all impacts at the very start of the project and incorporating these into our designs. We love to build what we design, and we have a great network of specialist partners that we work with, ranging from joiners to metalwork contractors. Our ability to get people working well together has resulted in amazing, carefully curated spaces.

Could you illustrate an example of a residential development you worked on locally and the outcome for your client?

After living in Canada, our clients had become accustomed to open-plan living – something which their mid-terrace simply did not offer. They loved their location and neighbours (in Forest Hill), so moving was not an option, so we collaborated to find a way to make their home function better. We collaborated with our clients to design a partially sunken extension that circulates an internal courtyard. The furthermost part of the extension sits well underground, allowing for the garden space on its roof to be utilised while also not appearing any higher than the neighbouring gardens. Careful attention was placed on ensuring that the level changes, both externally and internally, worked seamlessly. Every boundary has been carefully considered ensuring that over time the extension will disappear within the foliage to the roof of the extension. The main feature of the courtyard is a pond and a floating staircase taking you up to the living green roof of the lower extension towards the rear of the garden. The new extension houses the dining space, and the snug is in the sunken part of ‘the bunker’. We believe the finished project is an excellent example of addressing a tight, complex mid-terraced site, having successfully doubled the house’s footprint without losing substantial garden space. The garden and landscaping strategy has become the extension’s very fabric. All spaces provide connected views back to all areas of the house and the inner courtyard, simultaneously drawing you in and connecting you back outside.

What is the most pleasing aspect of your job?

We love problem-solving, using our creativity and technical expertise to navigate challenging construction and engineering issues and being part of a team that builds something that will last for generations. Being invited into people’s lives, working with them to better their lives through the improvement/enhancements of their most private spaces and seeing the impact it can make on their lives is deeply humbling and rewarding.

Creating spaces that work seamlessly to serve the people that inhabit them. Architectural Design Services Feasibility Studies Party Wall Matters Statutory Controls Construction Consultancy architects@bolansgroup.com @bolansarchitects +44 (0)20 8699 5676

Local Schools

Where our children spend most of their week and how they are being educated is a decision which should take some serious consideration. We have put together this list of suggestions to make your life a little bit easier. Many local schools and nurseries offer free tours so please go and visit your choice options before making that final important decision.

Dulwich Prep London

Putting values at the forefront of boys’ education. We want our boys to experience the very best in pastoral care, teaching and learning, enjoy the most dynamic and demanding academic and co-curricular programmes, and make friends for life. These are the key building blocks for the school, but it is our values that act as the cement which bonds everyone and everything together. Our values sow the seeds of possibility in the mind, heart and spirit of each boy and create the right culture and the right conditions to allow these possibilities to flourish and become real.

42 Alleyn Park, London SE21 7AA. 020 8766 5500 www.dulwichpreplondon.org/

Dulwich Hamlet Junior School

Dulwich Hamlet Junior School is a statefunded academy for 7 to 11 year olds in Dulwich, south London. We’re all proud of our school - it’s an exciting and vibrant place with a fantastic record of achievement. Our highly enriched, ‘glittering’ curriculum is based on strong artistic approaches to curriculum design, robust subject knowledge and an exceptional commitment to ensuring that each and every child’s needs are met.

40-44 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7JP. 020 7525 9188 www.dulwichhamletjuniorschool.org.uk/

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James Allen’s Girls’ School

JAGS is a dynamic school community, nurturing self-assured and considerate individuals who thrive here. This is a school that offers a forward-thinking and contemporary education for over 1100 students aged 4 to 18. It is absolutely my belief that all girls should be given the opportunity to grow and flourish in an environment where there is no limit to their ambitions. At JAGS you will find a happy, diverse and dynamic community, rooted in academic excellence and fully committed to the breadth of a holistic education both in and out of the classroom. Compassion and commitment are central to our ethos, in this community that values individuality and inclusivity.

144 E Dulwich Grove, London SE22 8TE. 020 8693 1181 www.jags.org.uk/

Alleyn’s School

Alleyn’s School is a 4–18 co-educational, independent, Church of England, day school and sixth form in Dulwich, London, England. It is a registered charity and was originally part of Edward Alleyn’s College of God’s Gift charitable foundation, which also included James Allen’s Girls’ School and Dulwich College.

400 Townley Rd, London SE22 8SU. 020 8557 1500 www.alleyns.org.uk/

Dulwich Village C of E Infants’ School

Dulwich Village C of E Infants’ School is a vibrant voluntary aided school set in the heart of the Dulwich Village community. We have 270 places for children across the school: 90 in Reception (4-5 year olds), 90 in Year One (5-6 year olds) and 90 in Year Two (6-7 year olds). Our school is split across two sites, the Lake Building (built in 1973) and the Francis Building (built in 1864). Dulwich Village, London SE21 7AL. 020 7525 9233


The Charter School North Dulwich

The Charter School North Dulwich is an outstanding family school that inspires and delivers excellence. We are proud of our shared vision and strong values. Our teachers and support staff are creative, skilled, dedicated and enthusiastic professionals who work tirelessly to improve the outcomes for all our students. For proof of our success, you need to look no further than our students past and present. We are very proud of their many extraordinary achievements, including brilliant exam results, fantastic sporting achievements, excellent music performances, entry to the country’s top universities, and successful careers including as lawyers, doctors, engineers, musicians, and artists. 34 Red Post Hl, London SE24 9JH. 020 7346 6600


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Dulwich Montessori Nursey Schools

Dulwich Montessori Nursery School provides high quality private education and childcare for children aged 2 years to 5 years. Dulwich Montessori is a small private Nursery School situated in St. Stephen’s Church Hall. Set in a beautiful Church Hall, the school offers great learning environment as well as outdoor activities including Forest School. We are regulated and inspected by OfSTED and meet the National Standards for Childcare. We strive to provide carefully planned, safe and stimulating environment to help children develop an excellent foundation for creative learning.

St Stephens Church Hall, College Rd, London SE21 7HW. 020 8766 0091 www.dulwichmontessori.co.uk/

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Meet Dulwich Architect, Marek

Schubert of Studio Schubert

freeholder permission for works. We will then tender the project and find a contractor, usually somebody trusted who we worked with before. We will visit the site regularly during the works, at least once a week. We will manage contractors’ needs on site and order all products needed in a timely manner. We will solve the problem which may arise during the project and always find solutions. We will communicate progress and updates our clients.

What characteristics set you apart from other practices?

Marek, tell us about the background of Studio Schubert?

I established Studio Schubert in 2015. Prior to that, I was working in a number of interior design studios with a focus on residential interior design. This gave me the knowledge to deliver a successful project. Studio specialises in interior and architectural design with a focus on project management and project delivery.

Today, I am still involved on every job as a project leader making sure that works are completed in line with the company standards and ethos.

To date, the company delivered in excess of 80 projects in London and home counties.

What’s your customer process from receiving that initial enquiry?


This can be adjusted depending on the specific requirements.

We start with the client meeting. This can happen in person or online. Then, we visit the property and we create a pre-appointment proposal with attached Draft Budget. After the appointment, we create the first design proposal, this is followed by 1 or 2 revisions at which point we have completed the design stage of our project.

Second stage, project delivery, usually starts soon after. We will obtain any needed permission like planning application or

We are personable and approachable. We pride ourselves with our clear and honest communication. Our clients appreciate that they have one point of contact and can trust us. We are also hands on, actively getting involved on-site.

We adapt our processes to suit the individuality of every client and project.

Could you illustrate an example of a residential development you worked on locally and the outcome for your client?

Of course, here are 2 examples from the local area.

Crystal Palace Apartment Project at StudioSchubert.com

Dulwich Villa Extension Project at StudioSchubert.com

Please don’t hesitate to see our website for more work.

What is the most pleasing aspect of your job?

Personally, I love to work with people, meeting new clients is always a pleasure. I also like to be involved with A-Z on every project, that way I can make sure that our designs are executed to the perfection.

Each project becomes my personal challenge, I always deliver it to the point where I am happy with the outcomeeverything needs to be perfect.

The most surprising element is always when my clients are emotional on completion of the project. This really thrills me and gives me satisfaction!

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Fitness & Health

Leading a hectic life? Need somewhere to tone your body, recharge your muscles or simply stretch? We have put together the best locations for you to do just that. Whether you fancy going for a swim or need regular fitness classes, we know that our recommended providers will do their best to keep you in shape.

Dulwich Leisure Centre

Dulwich leisure centre is the perfect place for you and your family to come and enjoy yourselves, while staying active and healthy at the same time. Following a recent wideranging refurbishment, our gym is now packed with all the latest kit, while our 25m pool hosts a huge range of activities and sessions, including our award-winning swimming lessons. Meanwhile, our packed group fitness programme is sure to have a class to suit you. All Southwark residents have access to free swim and gym sessions in council-owned centres at certain times during the week. 2B Crystal Palace Rd, London SE22 9HB. 020 8693 1833


BodyFit Studios Dulwich BodyFit Studios – Dulwich, Gym/Physical Fitness Centre. Our private training studio offers a safe & positive space to achieve your fitness goals. “Our friendly private training studio offers a safe and positive space to achieve your fitness goals. Specialising in one to one, and Semi-Personal Training, alongside HIIT Classes, Core & Cardio Circuits, Postnatal Fitness and Children’s Gymnastics Skills Classes, we provide expert knowledge across a variety of training techniques, always focusing on correct form, and effective training. 104 Dog Kennel Hill, London SE22 8BE. 07552 559291


Pilates in Dulwich

Whether you seek greater ease and freedom in your body or recovery from injury, surgery or illness, or simply want to explore pilates as a means of exercise or enhancing your movement, we provide a supportive environment to bring change. Founded by Sandie Ennis, Pilates in Dulwich is a movement, rehabilitation and wellbeing practice based in the heart of Dulwich Village, Southeast London. With a wealth of knowledge and clinical movement science skills gained over the last 21 years, Sandie has quietly helped thousands of people become stronger, more flexible. Recover from injuries and build resilience to optimise their health and discover a more profound sense of wellbeing. Pilates in Dulwich offers a bespoke service specialising in embodied movement and physical rehabilitation with inperson and online classes, individual sessions, and private groups.

40 Calton Ave, London SE21 7BT. 020 8761 0959 www.pilatesindulwich.co.uk/

Fison Fitness

We want you to enjoy working out with us. we want you to enjoy coming and hanging out with us. We want to make working out fun and positive. We want to celebrate you and your goals and your achievements, however big or small. We want you to get healthier and still enjoy doing the things that make life delicious and fun. we want to create a space where you can forget about everything else and get a good sweat on with friends.

280 Milkwood Rd, London SE24 0EZ. 07963 219205 www.fisonfitness.co.uk/

Push Studios

Away from the bustle of Lordship Lane, behind William Rose Butchers you will find PUSH Studios nestled in Blackwater Court. This friendly fitness and dance studio has been operating for more than 10 years and is well known for its inclusivity and high-quality classes. From Pilates and Yoga to Dance Fitness and Bootybarre, there is something for everyone.

21 Blackwater St, London SE22 8RS. 07973 388801 www.pushstudios.co.uk/

Hotpod Yoga Dulwich

We’re Europe’s largest yoga business. Since 2013, over 100,000 people have immersed themselves in a Hotpod class at one of our 50+ locations around the world. You’ll stretch further, breathe deeper, sweat harder and melt fully into the Hotpod experience – a balanced flow of active and passive postures, working the body and calming the mind in equal measure. For class times and more, take a look at the schedule above, then book your spot.

Unit 3, 13-19 Croxted Rd, Norwood, London SE21 8SZ. 020 8655 7227 www.hotpodyoga.com/studios/dulwich/

Anytime Fitness Tulse Hill

Let’s Make Healthy Happen at Anytime Fitness London (Tulse Hill)! Our friendly, professional staff are trained to help you on your fitness journey, no matter how much support you need. Membership includes a free, no-pressure fitness consultation, access to more than 160 UK and 5000+ gyms worldwide, and always open 24/7 convenience. All in a welcoming club and supportive member community. Let’s get started! Visit during staffed hours or call for an appointment today!

Unit 1, 224 - 226 Norwood Rd, Norwood, London SE27 9AQ. 020 3475 1624 www.anytimefitness.co.uk/gyms/


Something Shady!!

An interview with Broken Blinds

solutions to tick all of the requirements, with a fine balance between practicality and interior design. There are so many aspects to determine what system would work best based on the interior design, a theme, if any, the purpose of the treatments, size and shape, performance requirements etc.

How does your customer process work?

We discuss every new customer’s requirements following the first contact, we share some preliminary examples and based on the following feedback, we prepare the right demos and fabrics for a site meeting. From there, following in-detail talks, we explain the possible solutions and help the client filter towards the one that suits them best. On the maintenance side, a few pictures and a brief description of the problem enable us to share options and costs.

Tell us a little about how you got started with your business?

My business partner and I started the business in 2011, as a motorized blinds maintenance service only, from a little garage in Battersea. We wanted to follow a niche trade that would also be green and socially responsible. We grew slowly but sustainably every year and we are currently operating from a 300 sqm workshop in Herne Hill, with the latest blind manufacturing machinery that allows us in-house production with full control of lead times and rigorous quality checks.

What are the key advantages of blinds over curtains?

There is no obvious advantage to one over the other, every place is unique and requires unique bespoke treatments. We assess every client’s needs and share bespoke

Do you have a particular style that you’re known for or can you adapt to anything?

I can say our style is to respect and give our full attention to every project, regardless of size or complexity. There are over 2000 customization options in our productbuilding software, and we add new ones monthly, sometimes weekly. We can adapt to most requirements, as long as they are backed by the laws of physics of course.

What do you love most about running your business?

We meet new people every day, and we share stories and opinions about the requirements of the project but also about life in general. Then, from meeting to completion, it gives us the opportunity to offer them a smooth service and a quality bespoke product that will improve their life at least by a tiny bit, which for us is a good enough purpose.


Local Restaurants

Franklins London

The best seasonal produce carefully sourced from the British isles. We’ve been following the principle of seasonal and sustainable British food long before it was fashionable. We believe the best cuts of meat, fresh fish, and seasonal vegetables make for inspiring and enjoyable eating.

157 Lordship Lane East Dulwich, London, SE22 8HX (020) 8299-9598


Walter’s Bar & Kitchen West Dulwich’s neighbourhood eatery and bar. Set in the heart of the picturesque suburb of West Dulwich and named for Walter Hathaway, the master milliner and costumier who first occupied our site. Walter’s is a neighbourhood eatery and bar, with a focus on the best of British produce, fine wine and stupendous drinks. Be it for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, or just a quick drink, we are here for you.

84 Park Hall Rd, London SE21 8BW. t. 020 8014 8548


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The Real Greek

Slick, modern restaurant with a menu of updated classic dishes, plus ouzo & Greek wines. The food we serve comes from Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, where the people have a passion for eating, drinking, family and life.

96-98 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7AQ. 020 3026 1205 /www.therealgreek.com/

Megan’s in the Hamlet Restaurant

We are a small, independently owned, dog friendly spot, with homely & welcoming service. Our menu & interiors are loosely Mediterranean, making you feel as though you have been transported somewhere much sunnier. Open for brunch, lunch, dinner & cocktails all day everyday

25 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7BN. 020 3468 0226 www.megans.co.uk/

Rocca Di Papa

Set in the heart of Dulwich Village, this beautiful independent restaurant has been part of the vibrant neighbourhood since 2010. Light and spacious interior and an open kitchen at the heart. We look forward to welcoming you to try our delicious authentic dishes used with only the finest ingredients.

75-79 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7BJ. 020 8299 6333 www.roccarestaurants.com/dulwich_ village.htm

Dulwich Lyceum

We cook over a custom-made charcoal grill bringing an intensity and depth to the food. We love nothing more than to offer guests a journey through food and wine. The menu changes daily, reflecting not just seasonality but bringing to London the freshest and most authentic taste of the Balkans possible.

7 Croxted Rd, Norwood, London SE21 8SZ. 020 8670 5837 www.dulwichlyceum.com/

Saray Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant

Here at Saray London we are a restaurant type focused on Turkish takeaway food, as such our menu integrates many signature dishes straight from the region, this Saray Restaurant stands close by Brockwell Park in Herne Hill, in a designed wooden Ottoman house where we aim to recreate Turkish food as it is found in Turkey.

21-23 Norwood Rd, London SE24 9AA. 020 8671 3772 www.sarayhernehill.uk/

Peachy Goat

Peachy Goat is a Italian inspired vegan restaurant in Herne Hill. Serving delicious generous Pasta dishes, Burgers, Cocktails, Wines and More! Plant-based meals, small plates and wines are offered in this intimate, laid-back restaurant. Please check out our website to view our carefully handpicked menu.

16 Half Moon Ln, London SE24 9HU www.peachygoat.com/


Some suggested local social media groups to help you connect, learn, buy, sell and have fun.
‘Virtually’ all you need



East Dulwich Forum www.facebook.com/groups/900015513463302

East Dulwich Mums www.facebook.com/groups/EastDulwichParents

Dulwich mums and nannies www.facebook.com/groups/1616041112033843

This is Dulwich Village www.twitter.com/dulwichvillage_

Dads Around Dulwich www.twitter.com/dulwichdads

East Dulwich www.twitter.com/e_dulwich

Dulwich Park Friends www.twitter.com/dulwichpark?lang=en

Help and support from your local Council

You should inform your Local Authority of where you are moving from and where you are moving to around a month before you move. You can do this here. https://system8.rbwm.gov.uk/ publicaccesslive/selfservice/services/ changeofaddress/coastart.htm

You’ll need to include the forwarding addresses for every adult in the property that pays council tax.

Search for information and services from your council. Information for residents about Southwark Council including council tax, bins and recycling, schools, leisure, streets and parking, this and lot’s more at the below link. www.southwark.gov.uk

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Planning & Building Control

Unsure which services you need?

If you are thinking of making changes to your property, you may need to apply for planning permission and / or Building Regulations approval. If you’re not sure which applications to make, please use the guidance below to help you to decide what you need to do.

Please note that many developments will require both.

What is planning?

Planning is the process of deciding whether a proposed development should go ahead or not. It uses national and local policies to consider the development in its context and may look at the impact of the work on neighbours and the wider community, existing architecture, the land, the layout, and existing or proposed infrastructure (such as drains, transport and schools).

You will probably need planning permission if your proposed development will do any of the following:

• create a new building, or change the use or appearance of an existing building

• affect the sunlight, privacy or outlook for neighbouring properties

• affect the nearby area with noise disturbance, smell or fumes

• work on or around listed buildings or any conservation areas

• affect traffic volumes, road safety or access

• change the density of development in an area

• use significantly different materials or finishes from nearby properties

• have an effect on existing trees


What is building control?

Building control applies national statutory regulations to ensure the structural quality of any building work, in areas such as safety, public health, accessibility, and the materials used. Most substantial building projects (such as an extension, knocking down walls or converting a garage or loft) will need Building Regulations approval.


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12, Red Post Hill, Dulwich, London, Greater London, SE21 7BX www.hamptons.co.uk