Situated in between the London Borough of Southwark and Lambeth is the fashionable residential area of Dulwich. Dulwich is broken up into three parts being Dulwich Village, East Dulwich and West Dulwich. With lots of local landmarks like Dulwich Gallery and Dulwich Park making it the perfect place for families to reside.
Dulwich is a safe area compared to other neighbourhoods in London. It is a ‘sleepy’ residential area with often quiet streets in the evenings. This area is still ever developing, bringing in new houses, schools and new leisure facilities which is great news for us because that means more opportunities for us to fit out made to measure interior shutters.
When you live in an area that is largely populated with families, you want your home to have some privacy from your nosy neighbours. So, we typically find that the clients we’ve worked within the area are always on the lookout for statement designs with added privacy when it comes to their made to measure interior window shutters. With our extensive selection of styles, colours, materials and additional extras to choose from, we have the means to cater to almost any stylistic whim to make your design choices truly your own.
Dulwich is famous for the Dulwich Picture Gallery and open spaces from Dulwich Park and Sydenham Hill Wood. The leafy area of Dulwich Village is particularly attractive to families because of its exclusive family homes, transport links into the city and central London and also its many schools. Formerly farmland, Dulwich Park offers 70 acres of duck and rowing ponds, children’s play area, bowling green, a tennis court and café. There is also the famous Dulwich Picture Gallery which holds a significant collection of 17th and 18th-century painting by Sir Francis Bourgeois RA to Dulwich College for the “inspection of the public”.
Much like many other areas in London, Dulwich has a rich history dating back to 967 AD. The name Dulwich has been spelt in many different ways and comes from two words being, Dill, a white flower, and wihs, meaning a damp meadow, diving the area the meaning of “the meadow where dill grows”. In the Second World War, Dulwich was hit by many V-1 flying bombs and V-2 rockets. This was because the British military gave map coordinates 4 miles north in an attempt to protect the more densely populated central London and focus the drops of open areas instead. Many famous people were born and live in the area such as author Enid Blyton, actor Tim Roth, Margaret Thatcher and writer Charles Dickens was often spotted at The Greyhound pub having a drink.
If you look to our news page, you’ll be able to see endless examples of how we’ve helped many people throughout the Dulwich area as well as far beyond the borough with their windows. Have a look at a few examples of this in our shutter gallery.