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The first mention of Dulwich SE21 comes from 967 AD. Earl Aelfheah, thane of King Edgar, ruled the area that was then known as Dilwihs or Dullag. It is believed that the name derived from the plant dill that presumably was found here.
In the 18th century, the owner of the Green Man tavern dug a well and supposedly found water with healing properties.
In the 1800s, poet Lord Byron studied at the tavern turned school, Dr. Glennie’s Academy. In 1990, AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott was found dead in a car in East Dulwich SE21.
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.
Compared to other London neighborhoods, East Dulwich is a much safer area and considered “sleepy”. It’s mostly residential, so there are peaceful streets especially during the night. If you’re not comfortable walking alone, you can use the available private transportation.