East Dulwich has been named one of the best places to live in the UK – the only south London neighbourhood to make the list.

A blogger, Muddy Stilettos, has put East Dulwich in the top 260 places to live in 2024.

The decision is based on a range of factors such as culture, house prices, places to eat and shop amongst others.

Muddy Stilettos described the neighbourhood as “cool” but “not in a graffiti-scrawled, underground clubs and street food way, think more farmers markets, art galleries and notable restaurants.”

Something that makes a neighbourhood feel all the homier to Londoners is having a good local pub.

So, we have compiled a list of the best East Dulwich pubs according to Yelp for anyone looking to join the “best neighbourhood in south London”.

East Dulwich Tavern

Based on Lordship Lane, this pub is nicknamed EDT by locals to the area.

The pub offers a great Sunday roast as well as running jazz nights and Christmas events.

The Montpelier

Based on Choumert Road, this independent pub describes itself as “traditional”.

It runs pub quizzes and live jazz as well as offering Sunday roasts and bistro food.

The Fox on the Hill

This Wetherspoons pub is a favourite for people living in East Dulwich.

Yelp users love the fish and chips on a Friday night and the fast and friendly service.

The Draft House

Also based on Lordship Lane, this pub is known for its amazing food – the burgers in particular are loved by Yelp users.

The servers are described as “friendly” and “knowledgeable” and the pub also has outdoor seating.

The Rye

This pub is in Peckham Rye, just a stone’s throw from the East Dulwich community.

The Rye is described as the perfect pub for summer, with a beautiful outdoor area for those wanting to enjoy a pint in the sun.

George Canning

Based on Grove Lane, the George Canning is another pub loved for its outdoor seating.

The pub also shows live sport every day for those wanting a beer while they watch the match.


Franklins is another pub based on Lordship Lane, serving British food made with “Kent farm vegetables and rare-breed meats”.

Their menu changes daily, making the food each day unique.

The Phoenix

The Phoenix is based in Denmark Hill making it very close to East Dulwich for locals to the community.

The describe themselves as a “British pub with individuality, character and quirky charm”.

Gowlett Arms

Based on Gowlett Road, this pub is a casual, neighbourhood pub known for serving ales and wood-fired pizza.

It runs a Lucky 7’s evening, where customers can bring seven inch records and the “lucky” winners get to have their records played.