London Area Guides
Dulwich Area Guide
Our area guide to Dulwich gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SE21, SE19, SE15
Property Types & Architecture
A Victorian suburb with true village charm, Dulwich remains Southwark's crowning glory with its leafy, green and prosperous roads. Quaint Dulwich Village is surrounded by detached Victorian and Edwardian homes, many substantial in both size and price. Renowned Dulwich College school is a wonderful example of "thirteenth-century North Italian Renaissance" architecture which was a revolutionary vision by architect Charles Barry, the son of Sir Charles Barry who designed the Houses of Parliament. No other building of this size had been decorated so extravagantly with terracotta.
Shopping & Entertainment
Complete with duck pond, quaint shops and green open space Dulwich Village offers everything you would expect from a thriving village with independent boutiques, small corner shops and a good selections of restaurants as well as a grade II listed pub. Dulwich Village also boasts the world's oldest Picture Gallery founded in 1811. Larger shopping areas can be found on Lordship Lane in East Dulwich and Brixton.
Parks & Commons
Leafy and green, this areas holds no shortage of open spaces. Dulwich Park has a boating lake, bowling green and tennis courts. Belair House hosts a restaurant, four tennis courts, a skate park, a play area, a lake, sports pitches and a wildlife area. Dawson's Hill is a great place to walk the dog and has amazing views over London. There is also a large golf course in the area just to the south of Dulwich Common.
Who lives here?
Due to the large number of sizeable detached houses the area attracts wealthy families seeking excellent schools and green open space whilst still being close enough for an easy commute to the City or West End.
Dulwich Local Authorities
Dulwich is represented by Southwark Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
Dulwich Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Dulwich area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Schools in Dulwich & Exam Results
Schools in Dulwich fall under the Southwark Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Dulwich by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Dulwich
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