"Dulwich Park" London Off The Beaten Path Tip by raj786
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Dulwich Park is a real gem of a park in a nice suburb of London. It is rarely visited by tourists but is a secret hideout of locals living in South East London. Its great for cycling, a picnic, tennis, taking the children out or simply some frizby in the fields. It has a lovely lake where you can feed the ducks and geese and has a lovely new bridge over the lake. Remember to take some bird seed (never feed bread to the ducks - its bad for them) and nuts for the squirrels. You will love a trip to this park. Its also great for a bite to eat in the local park cafe that does the traditional english tea and scones and sandwiches throughout the day. There's always a parking space and its never mobbed unlike some of the more central parks. For those who are into wildlife, Dulwich has some of the best preserved specimans of the native English Oak, lots of birdlife including our most recent noisy visitors - the Parakeets (yes, global warming is sadly upon us)!! After the park, its great to take a stroll through Dulwich Village and perhaps visit the famous Dulwich Picture Gallery (designed by Sir John Soane - see my seperate tip on Sir John's museum) which has one of the finest collections of English Master paintings in England . There are some lovely shops and beautiful green spaces and buildings in what was once a classic English village and as London has expanded outwards, Dulwich is now a vilage suburb with London spreading well beyond its peripheries.
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