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Itinerary: Love Birds

The intimate atmosphere of Dulwich Picture Gallery makes it the perfect starting point for a date. But why not make a day of it and explore what other romantic possibilities the area has to offer?

Morning

Herne Hill Market: If you’re coming on a Sunday, start your romantic day out with a wander around this adorable farmer’s market. Pick your way through piles of bric-a-brac, sample local produce and enjoy some gastronomic window-shopping – for as long as your stomachs can hold out!

When the rumbles are getting too much pick your favourite stall and enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to the Gallery.

Afternoon

The Gallery: continue your day out with a visit to the Gallery’s Old Masters, or to our current temporary exhibition – whichever takes your fancy. Impress your partner with your art expertise by sneaking a preview of our Permanent Collection.

Wander through the quaint Gallery gardens, admire Sir John Soane’s iconic building and debate the meaning of our contemporary sculpture, Walking the Dog, by Peter Randall Page.

Dulwich Park: Rent a pedalo and take a jaunt around the boating lake to release your inner children. Recumbent two-seater bikes are also available if you’re not the boating type.

Evening

Rocca: Enjoy a scrumptious dinner at this romantic Italian restaurant in the heart of Dulwich Village, where a stone-baked Margarita pizza will set you back a mere fiver!  

The Ritzy Picturehouse: Round off your date by catching a movie at this beautiful old cinema in Brixton, just a 10 minute bus ride from Dulwich Village.