Built by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway in 1866, North Dulwich station remains a fine example of Victorian railway architecture to this day, with a red-brick facade, classical columns and high archways. It's the closest station to Dulwich Village, and is mainly used for commuter services to London Bridge via Peckham Rye, and also offers trains south to West Croydon via Tulse Hill or Beckenham Junction via Crystal Palace.
Dulwich Village itself is less than ten minutes' walk away. Green and affluent, it feels like a country town hidden in south London - you'll find a good range of restaurants, a traditional pub with a big beer garden, and a superb art gallery in the shape of Dulwich Picture Gallery. Other landmarks nearby include the Herne Hill Velodrome, which was built in 1891 and used for the 1948 Olympics. South of Dulwich Village is Dulwich Park, with its landscaped gardens, boating lake, and pavilion cafe.