Our estate agents in SE22 tell you why East Dulwich is the top location to move to in South East London.

East Dulwich is unknown and mysterious to new Londoners. It’s not on a tube line, nor does it boast success or any large, historical landmark. However, this is the appeal of living in East Dulwich, because as our buying and letting agents in East Dulwich will tell you, this makes the area a real hidden gem of London. It’s even the birthplace of one of the UK’s much-loved authors.

Keen to move into a settled, affordable, welcoming area of the nation’s capital? Let’s take a look at why East Dulwich should be on your radar when house-hunting.

1. East Dulwich Estate Agents Have Great Property to Buy and Rent

One of the many appeals of moving to East Dulwich is the property. Nestled into South East London, you can find a property with a little more space and houses that can cater to families by having gardens and multiple bedrooms. There is an array of property available for both renting and buying. Our handy property search tool for East Dulwich enables you to find exactly what you’re looking for.

2. Lordship Lane is the place to Be (Whatever Your Mood!)

The heart and soul of East Dulwich comes in the form of Lordship Lane. Whatever you’re looking for on this street, you’ll surely be able to find it. Catching up with a friend? Head to Le Chandelier cafe for some speciality tea and a spot of brunch. Looking for a new outfit? There are a number of unique, independent clothing shops lining the streets. After all that shopping, you can also treat yourself to getting your nails done or head to the gym. All of the amenities you could wish for can be found on Lordship Lane.

3. Birthplace of the Much-Loved Author, Enid Blyton

On August 11th, 1897, Enid Blyton was born at 354 Lordship Lane. After writing her first children’s book in 1922, she went on to write Noddy, The Famous Five, Secret Seven, and many others, selling over 600 million copies of her stories.

Although she spent most of her adult life writing her novels in Buckinghamshire, if you go down to East Dulwich you can see where her first home was. A marvel to see for any literary fan and another factor that adds to East Dulwich’s charm.

4. Perfect for a Drink With Friends

If you think of a night out in South East London, Clapham or Brixton might come to mind. However, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for a great night out in the heart of East Dulwich.

Lordship Lane has a great selection of bars to go to, with East Dulwich Tavern being the popular spot to drink some local beer and mingle with friends. For a night of unique cocktails, head down to House of Tippler to try their ‘Crafty Frenchman’ or ‘Lordship mule.’

5. Easy Transportation into London

Despite not having an Underground station, you can easily get into central London from East Dulwich. The East Dulwich railway falls in Line 2 and is only fifteen minutes to London Bridge. There are also regular buses to Victoria, Aldgate, Tottenham Court Road, and Trafalgar Square.

If you’re keen to escape from London from time to time, Gatwick airport is only an hour by car, or an hour on the train via London Bridge.

6. Estate Agents in SE22 Recommend Unwinding in the Beautiful Dulwich Park

From time to time in the UK, the sun comes out from behind the clouds and we are graced with some lovely sunshine. For these occasions, there’s nothing better than going to the local park to have a picnic with family and friends.

Dulwich Park spans 29 hectares and has some perfect picnic spots, along with features and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Pedalos and rowing boats, tennis courts, and cycle hire are just a few of the available activities. In the autumn, you can watch as the leaves change colour and when winter rolls around, head to the cafe for a warm cup of hot chocolate.

The park is less than half an hour’s walk from our East Dulwich estate agents, so it’s a must for us to go to after work on a sunny day.

Fish Need Water are the best estate agents in East Dulwich, offering a variety of property in the area for both renting and buying. The team are passionate about being fair and honest, whether you’re buying, renting, or letting as a landlord.