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Dulwich in south-east London has seen the fastest growth in average property prices anywhere in England over the past two decades

28 May 2018

Average costs: buying and renting (October 2017) 1 Flat £393,000 or £1,253 a month 2 Flat £536,000 or £1,540 a month 3 House £872,000 or £2,179 a month 4 House £1.11m or £2,966 a month

The property scene

East Dulwich has streets of mainly three- and four-bedroom Victorian houses. There are larger detached early-Victorian houses overlooking Peckham Rye and late-Victorian three-storey terrace houses in The Gardens conservation area, a garden square off Peckham Rye, and large Edwardian detached houses in the Honor Oak Rise conservation area.

The most expensive house currently for sale is a seven-bedroom, 4,500sq ft double-fronted detached house in Mundania Road on sale for £2.5 million. Three-bedroom Victorian terrace houses start at around £800,000.

Dawson Heights is a hilltop estate of social housing off Overhill Road. There are nearly 300 flats and a three-bedroom renovated “right-to-buy” duplex is on sale for £399,000.

Transport

East Dulwich station has frequent rush-hour trains to London Bridge which take around 15 minutes. There are also three useful commuter buses: the 40 to Aldgate via London Bridge; the 176 to Tottenham Court Road via Waterloo and Trafalgar Square; and the 185 to Victoria. East Dulwich is in Zone 2 and an annual travelcard to Zone 1 is £1,296.

Shops and restaurants

East Dulwich has a busy high street which stretches out along Lordship Lane and up Northcross Road, where there is a mix of chain shops such as Sweaty Betty, Oliver Bonas, White Stuff, M&S Food and the Co-op and independent shops, including two cheese shops, Cheese Block and Mons Cheesemongers; a fishmonger, Moxon’s; a butcher William Rose; several flower shops including Pearspring with a selection of fashionable succulent plants; general store A J Farmer selling useful things such as buckets and mops; lifestyle store Mrs Robinson selling women’s fashion alongside furniture and home accessories, and Brick House Bakery in Zenovia Street, a sourdough bakery that runs bakery classes and a popular day-time café.

Private schools

Private

East Dulwich is close to the three well-regarded private schools in Dulwich: Alleyn’s (co-ed, ages four to 18) in Townley Road; James Allen’s Girls’ (ages, four to 18) in East Dulwich Grove and Dulwich College (co-ed, ages six months to age seven, boys, ages eight to 18), a day and boarding school in Dulwich Common.

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