Beyond Herne Hill is the sleepy neighbourhood of Dulwich which houses the famous Dulwich Picture Gallery and Dulwich College. East Dulwich, once considered the less popular end, has enjoyed a recent resurgence and is now a well-to-do area with plenty of pubs and foodie hotspots to enjoy.
One of our favourite aspects of Dulwich is how they have managed to merge a street art scene with tree lined streets and elegant cafes. It is one of our favourite 'out of the way spots' to visit South of river and one we recommend you try for yourself.
the picture gallery
The Dulwich Picture Gallery's history begins back in the mid 17th Century at a similar time to Dulwich College opening its doors. The Gallery draws visitors from far and wide to see its collection of over 600 masterpieces from the likes of Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Poussin.
The Dulwich Picture Gallery | West Dulwich | £7
dulwich street art
The Dulwich street art scene has been created in conjunction with The Picture Gallery. Some of the classic works on display in the gallery have been transformed by world-renowned street artists with a modern twist.
Our Tramble takes in the modern interpretations and adds some of the other works that have built up in the area from the likes of Mad C, Thierry Noir and ROA.
Even if you don't think street art is your thing, there is something fun about seeing a surprising piece of art around the corner.
Once you have had your fair share of art make sure you take some time to explore the leafy surrounds of Dulwich Park. There are several enclosed gardens to walk around and a boating lake with plenty of animals to see.
Both of our Trambles go through the park at one time or another so if you are following our walk you won't miss out.
east dulwich foodie scene
As we said earlier, we would suggest stopping off in East Dulwich if you want to enjoy a drink or have some food after exploring the area.
Lordship Lane is the place to go with options ranging from Franco Manca's pizzas to Oysters at Franklins. Our top pick goes to The Palmerston, a gastropub to some but with a relaxed restaurant feel in the room behind the bar.