Dulwich College

Dulwich Common, London, SE21 7LD

020 8693 3601

The Dulwich Literary Festival is presented in partnership with Dulwich College, our generous venue sponsor. Dulwich College, founded in 1619 by Edward Alleyn, is an academically selective independent boys’ school committed to providing a holistic education in a diverse and supportive environment. In 2019 the College will celebrate its quatercentenary with a programme of events and activities, several of which will be open to the public; you can find more about the College by visiting

The College is a 5-minute walk from West Dulwich train station and the number 3 bus route from Brixton and Crystal Palace. There is ample parking on the College site, accessible from the entrance on the South Circular Road, the main ring route around South London.

Dulwich Books

6 Croxted Road, SE21 8SW

Dulwich Books is an award-winning community bookshop located in West Dulwich.



By Train
West Dulwich (5 minutes’ walk). On the main line from Victoria to Beckenham Junction, Bromley and Orpington. Trains leave Victoria every 15 minutes and the journey takes 12 minutes.

Tulse Hill (15 minutes’ walk). On the lines from London Bridge and Charing Cross to Sutton and Leatherhead, and to East Croydon, Purley, Caterham, Redhill etc.
North Dulwich (15 minutes’ walk). On the line from London Bridge to East Croydon.
Gipsy Hill (20 minutes’ walk). On the line from Victoria, Battersea, Clapham, Wandsworth, Streatham Hill, to Crystal Palace, and East Croydon, and to Norwood Junction, West Croydon and Sutton.
By Bus
Bus routes Nos. 3, P4, P13 and 115 pass close to the College. Other routes within walking distance include nos. 12, 37, 40, 63, 68, 176, 185 and 227.
By Car
Entrance to the College is from Dulwich Common (the South Circular, A205) only. There is parking on the campus for visitors.
Please note that dogs may not be brought onto the College campus.


The shop is a short walk from West Dulwich train station and is close to the number 3 bus route from Brixton. There is limited parking in the vicinity.

West Norwood Old Library

16 Knight’s Hill, SE27 0HY

West Norwood Old Library is the temporary home of library services for the area and a public space used by youth groups and other community initiatives.


The Old Library is a very short walk from West Norwood train station, with services from Victoria, Clapham Junction and London Bridge. There is limited parking in the vicinity.

St Barnabas Church

40 Calton Avenue, SE21 7DG

Visit for service times.

St Barnabas’ church building is new, rebuilt in 1996, after the fire in 1992 which destroyed the original Victorian building. St Barnabas is the parish church for Dulwich Village and as well as being known for its modern building also boasts one of the largest parish choirs in the country (with over 60 regular singers each week), providing beautiful music each week.


St Barnabas Church is a 10-minute walk from North Dulwich train station. It is served by the number 37 and the P4 bus services from Brixton and by the number 42 from East Dulwich. There is limited parking in the vicinity.