A very central East Dulwich location, East Dulwich Road is a very popular, well-connected spot. Bearing off East Dulwich's high street, Lordship Lane, East Dulwich Road links East Dulwich to Peckham Rye and Nunhead, passing directly through Peckham Rye Common itself.
East Dulwich Road benefits from being one of many tree-lined streets within the area. This makes it a popular cycle route for locals. This is emphasised by the fact that there are two large bicycle shops on East Dulwich Road, Evans Cycles and Hartley Cycles. Due to the close proximity of East Dulwich to The Square Mile, this is often the popular mode of transport choice for City workers commuting. For any locals looking to pursue an active lifestyle, this location also benefits from a local gym. Fusion Dulwich Leisure Centre can be found just off East Dulwich Road on Crystal Palace Road. It is family friendly, with a state of the art gym, a swimming pool, and an excellent collection of classes.
East Dulwich Road is steeped in local history. Dulwich Public Baths can be found on the street and is an excellent example of the local history. Opened in 1893, Dulwich Public Baths are the oldest public baths that are still in continuous operation in London. During World War I, the baths were temporarily taken away from public use to house army brigades and were even used as air raid shelters.
As East Dulwich Road bears off Lordship Lane, it's within very close proximity to some excellent amenities. There are also many useful amenities on the road itself, including a local drycleaners, convenience store, ad cafe and an art gallery. The Flying Pig is a popular pub on East Dulwich Road and is famous for its buckets of chicken wings.
East Dulwich Road typically sees a mixture of Edwardian and Victorian properties which display beautiful, characterful features. There are also several popular new-build developments contributing to a well-balanced, mixed demographic of locals.
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