Our Surroundings

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Gallery Road,
Dulwich Village,
London SE21 7AD
Telephone: 020 8693 5254
Fax: 020 8299 8700
DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY is the greatest find in London: a magnificent collection of old masters, including works by Poussin, Claude, Rubens, Murillo, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Watteau, Gainsborough and many others, was originally assembled for the King of Poland in the 1790s. When Poland was partitioned, an alternative home was found for the paintings in the “clean air of Dulwich”. The Gallery was designed by Sir John Soane – with a new extension recently completed by Rick Mather – and the founders lie, to this day, in their Mausoleum at the centre of the Gallery.Dulwich Picture Gallery lies between College Road and Gallery Road in Dulwich Village.

Open Tuesdays to Fridays 10am – 5pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 11am – 5pm
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays

Horniman Museum

100 London Road,
Forest Hill,
London SE23 3PQ
Telephone: 020 8699 1872
The Horniman, through its collections and related exhibitions and events, seeks to encourage a wider appreciation of the World, its peoples and their cultures, and its environments. It is situated in south London on the South Circular Road (A205). Entrance to the Museum and Gardens is free. A charge is made for major temporary exhibitions. The Museum is a five minute walk up from Forest Hill station and has free parking in the surrounding streets.

Open daily 10.30am – 5.30pm.Library
Tues – Sat 10.30am – 5.30pm, Sun 2 – 5.30pm
Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays.Gardens
Monday to Saturday 7.15am – dusk
Sundays and Bank Holidays 8am – dusk.

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
Ledrington Road
SE19 2BB
Telephone: 020 87780131
Fax: 020 86768754
Crystal Palace isn’t just a leading competition venue for both international and domestic events (including galas and tournaments), it is also a training centre for national squads, clubs and schools and a thriving local leisure facility.

The Centre is situated just off the A214. It is clearly marked both from the A205 (South Circular) and the A23 (Brighton Road). There is parking available for 1000 cars and the parking capacity can be increased for special events.

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 8.00am – 10.00pm, Sat 8.00am-8.00pm, Sun 8.00am – 6.00pm

Belair House: Restaurant and Bar

Belair Park,
Gallery Road,
SE21 7AB
Telephone: 020 8299 9788
This picturesque restaurant was built in 1859 and is surrounded by lovely grounds. Local cricket teams also play nearby.

The restaurant boasts an excellent range of cuisine and two leading chefs; Riad Zaik, an experienced chef who has worked in many of London’s top kitchens and Orlando Satchell, an award-winning Caribbean chef who is responsible for introducing many dishes to the Park Lane and London Hilton hotels.

A bar and restaurant area are both available serving a variety of food to suit all tastes and appetites. The venue also caters for birthdays, weddings and business functions should you need them.

Dulwich College

Dulwich Common,
London SE21 7LD
Telephone: 020 8693 3601
Fax: 020 8693 6319
Founded in 1619 by Edward Alleyn, an entrepreneur and actor, this stunning building is a working boys’ school and is not open to the public. However the large well-kept grounds are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the summer sun.

Sporting events and other activities take place during the evening and at weekends in the sports centre opposite.