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Itinerary: Culture Vultures

Dulwich Picture Gallery has always been a centre for creative innovation, in its architecture, its exhibitions, and its locale. This makes it the perfect centrepiece to a day trip exploring the creative hub of Dulwich.

Morning

The Gallery: The early bird catches the worm, and visiting the Gallery in the morning means you can beat the crowds and enjoy the Permanent Collection hassle-free.

It’s not all old masters though. Our temporary exhibitions are famed for championing alternative artists that should be known but aren’t, as well as the big names of contemporary and modern art, such as Hockney and Warhol.

Lunch

Gallery café: Nothing complements fine art like fine cuisine – and you’ll have worked up an appetite viewing our collection. Head to the Gallery Café and experience an innovative range of flavours accompanied by a beautiful view of the Gallery grounds.

Afternoon

Dulwich Outdoor Gallery: Having familiarised yourself with the Gallery’s Old Masters, wander down Lordship Lane, passing a series of murals by renowned international street artists. Each one is a strikingly contemporary reworking of a painting in the Gallery’s collection. Look out for the reinterpretations of Poussin’s “The Triumph of David” and Gainsborough’s “Couple in a Landscape”. You can see a map of their locations here.

Stephen Wright’s House of Dreams: If you’re not all cultured-out, pay a visit to this fascinating museum-cum-installation-cum-shrine that is in fact an artist’s home. Packed with strange discarded objects, works of art, mosaics and extracts from Wright’s diary, the house is an arty hoarder’s paradise. Tickets and tour schedules can be found here.

Evening

Toasted: Fancy yourself a connoisseur of wine as well as culture? This trendy bistro sports a wide selection of wine to complement its unusual dishes.

House of Tippler: After dinner, head to House of Tippler for expertly crafted cocktails and some excellent live music – their Friday night jazz sessions are legendary.