London Area Guides
West Dulwich Area Guide
Our area guide to West 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
Occasionally considered to be the poor relation to Dulwich, but experiencing an increase in popularity, due to the increase in shops and restaurants.
Property Types & Architecture
Victorian terraces predominate, although larger houses can be found around Goose Green and Peckham Rye Park and Common.
Shopping & Entertainment
There is a very good shopping area between Lordship Lane and Dulwich Grove, providing individual shops as well as a large supermarket. On East Dulwich Road there is a newly refurbished parade of shops which is very attractive.
There are several good bars and restaurants on Lordship Lane.
Parks & Commons
Lots of large open green spaces. Peckham Rye Park in the east and Dulwich Park to the west. Also a small park right in the centre of East Dulwich called Goose Green.
There is also a public leisure centre offering swimming and gym facilities.
Who lives here?
The area is popular with young professional singles and couples as well as families. A lively mix of people and professions.
West Dulwich Local Authorities
West Dulwich is is represented by Lambeth Council, Southwark Counci. 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.
West 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 2 councils covering the West 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 West Dulwich & Exam Results
Schools in West Dulwich fall under the Southwark Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in West Dulwich by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within West Dulwich
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