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“Lovely park, with a boating pond, water birds and a nice cafe” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dulwich Park

Dulwich Park
Ranked #439 of 1,568 things to do in London
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London, England
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90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lovely park, with a boating pond, water birds and a nice cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Dulwich Park, has many interesting features and things to look at. A boating pond where it's possible to hire rowing boats. There's a board walk which is a great place to view the water fowl; we spotted a grey heron. With a drought garden, American garden, a park trail which you can follow to cover the interesting sights, and a nice café with indoor and outdoor seating - it's a very nice park to visit in the centre of Dulwich opposite the Picture Gallery.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful park, perfect for a stroll or picnic, and dogs welcome too. However, toilets need sorting out!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is a beautiful park which is well looked after and perfect for a stroll or a picnic. In summer the flowers and shrubs are so colourful it's a lovely display. There are plenty of areas for picnics. Parts of the lake are penned off for birds and part of the lake is used for boating. Pedaloes and rowing boats are for hire at a reasonable rate. There is a children's playground where dogs are not permitted but otherwise dogs are able to run around so long as their owners are supervising them. There are also cycles for hire but they are very expensive so not really worth the money. Nonetheless, this is an option and there are stabilised bikes/carts for children. There are several tennis courts although you can wait a while for a court to become available. All in all this is a lovely park and i would definitely recommend a visit - perfect for a Sunday afternoon! The only drawback, which they really need to sort out, is the toilet facilities which are dirty, small and in very poor condition - really there is no excuse for not upgrading and bringing them to a decent standard.

Visited August 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“A wonderful oasis in London”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Or is Dulwich in London at all? This is almost a step back into the 1950's apart from the cars, the gastro pubs and all that. Unspoilt and a car free slab of park with beautiful trees and a lovely lake

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A beautiful green space - even more special late Spring and early Summer.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Dulwich park is a beautiful, well kept park in South London. It is part of the extremely beautiful Dulwich Village with its beautiful houses - or best called villas. Opposite College gate of the park is the beautiful Alleyn's college, and the old school. Next to that is the small, but wonderful collection of pictures contained in Dulwich Art Gallery.
As well as being a beautiful space, the really special thing about this park is its amazing collection of Rhododendrons and Azaleas. These are planted in what is probably best called a Rhododendron garden. There are a prolific number, of many different colours and sizes. The display is really wonderful. It may well be an apocryphal tale, but I understood from the locals that the Rhododendron display was dear to the Queen Mother's heart, and that she would endeavour to get down to see them each year. If you see the plants when they are in full flower, then you can understand that the story is not so far fetched.
The difficulty with Dulwich is in getting there. The best way is to catch a train from London Bridge to North Dulwich station - itself a delightful relic of the expansion of the railways into South London. The walk down to Dulwich park takes you through Dulwich village, and is a delightful stroll.

Visited May 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Visited April 2013, lovely as ever especially the outdoor gym. As usual avoided the playpak as too full of 'dulwich mums' who don't monitor their children or encourage turn taking. That said we expect this and deal with it. Boating park very pleasant apart from flies.

As ever we will be back for lots of running space and fun

Visited April 2013
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