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 celebrates 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

Dulwich Books

6 Croxted Road, SE21 8SW

Based in West Dulwich on Croxted Road, we have been here for 36 years, serving the community, book lovers and local schools. Dulwich Books was voted the UK’s best Independent Bookshop in May 2014 by the industry, of which we are immensely proud. Dulwich Books was shortlisted for the British Book Awards 2017 Independent Bookshop of the Year.



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.