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Dulwich Village is a borough located 5 miles south of the central business district (CBD) of London. The area is famous for its prestigious boy’s schools, namely Allen’s Girls’ School, Alleyn’s School, and Dulwich College and its art museum, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, which was founded in 1811. It has a permanent collection of paintings from masters like Thomas Gainsborough, Canaletto,
Rembrandt, and Sir Peter Paul Rubens.
In addition, Dulwich Village boasts a high street with pubs and charming shops, a blissful park, and a golf course. Strolling around the area gives you that “rural feel” in the middle of London. You’d think you are thousands of miles away from London Bridge. Surprisingly, it’s five miles only.
Notable people who live or have lived in this area include footballer Paul Davis, singer Anne Shelton, actor Laurie Davidson, and poet Richard Church.
Dulwich was home to many senior Civil Servants and Members of Parliament. Margaret Thatcher acquired a property in one of the area’s gated communities after her time as the UK’s Prime Minister.
Dulwich Village has always been popular with show business people like Ronnie Corbett. Carl Barat, a lead singer of Libertines, lives in Lordship Lane. Comedian Jo Brand has a house located in Herne Hill.
Dulwich College was established in 1619 by Edward Alleyn. He was a significant representative of the Elizabethan theater. Ed Simons from the Chemical Brothers is one of the many artists who studied at the Dulwich College.
About a half of the old 18th and 19th century buildings still remain in Dulwich Village SE21. The memorial fountain is dedicated to Dr. George Webster. He founded the first British Medical Association.
Charles Dickens visited Dulwich Village SE21 on many occasions and enjoyed drinks at The Crown and Greyhound pub.