Bed and Breakfast The Lilac Door
140 Rosendale Road, Lambeth, London, SE21 8LG, United Kingdom – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 245 reviews)
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Built in 1911, The Lilac Door is situated in West Dulwich, a leafy pleasant part of London, just 12 minutes to the centre by very frequent train. We've lived here for 28 years and whilst the external part of the Lilac Door is still Edwardian we have upgraded every internal part to make it relaxed and welcoming for our guests. In every room there's a well stocked tea / coffee tray, delicious biscuits, bottled water, waffle robe and slippers and on arrival, you'll find a pampering carton of chocolate truffles on your bed. At breakfast, we provide a wide selection from traditional English, to French Toast! Nearby are a variety of places to eat, parks to walk and the famous Dulwich Picture Gallery to admire. With bookshops, specialised delis and vintners and a whole variety of independent shops within easy walking distance and with great connections to the centre, Dulwich is an ideal base for a City visit.
I'm Jane. I've managed to fit in several careers along the way; television coordinator, event fundraiser for major charities, photographic stylist for magazines, event manager for countless private parties, teacher of English as a Foreign language. I still organise large parties ~ its challenging coming up with something that's "different" for clients; its exhausting but its always fun (well that's what I feel after the last table has been cleared) I enjoy ballroom dancing ~ a complete amateur who loves to rhumba when I can and I have a huge weakness for pearls! I am married to a keen cyclist and we have two grown up daughters.
Leafy West Dulwich, just 12 minutes by train to Victoria, is home to the famous Dulwich Picture Gallery. There's a wealth of independent shops, relaxed dining and wonderful walks in pleasant parks all within easy reach. There's a vibrant food market on Sundays and Brixton provides the hub of eclectic destination dining. A golf course, horse riding, Lido and tennis are all available, nearby. Our guests tell us time and again that Dulwich is so peaceful, yet so close to all that the centre of London has to offer.
Languages spoken: English, French
Area Info– Excellent location – show map Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
What's nearby *
Herne Hill1.1 miles
Crystal Palace Museum1.6 miles
Crystal Palace Park1.6 miles
Brixton Tube Station1.9 miles
Brixton Academy2 miles
Clapham North Tube Station2.4 miles
Clapham Tube Station2.5 miles
Clapham South Tube Station2.5 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
Cellar105 Restaurant0.1 miles
The Rosendale Restaurant0.2 miles
Scotch Meats & Fine Foods Supermarket0.2 miles
Cafe Rouge Restaurant0.3 miles
Tesco Express Supermarket0.3 miles
La Gastronomia Cafe/Bar0.3 miles
Natural Beauty *
Dulwich Picture Gallery Mountain1 miles
Closest Airports *
London City Airport7.7 miles
London Heathrow Airport15.6 miles
London Gatwick Airport19.7 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
Clapham Junction3.7 miles
Houses of Parliament4.4 miles
Big Ben4.5 miles
London Eye4.6 miles
Buckingham Palace4.8 miles
Tower of London4.8 miles
Trafalgar Square5 miles
Piccadilly Circus5.2 miles
O2 Arena6 miles
Wembley Stadium11.3 miles
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The staff speaks English
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Most popular amenities
Pets are not allowed.
- Temporary art galleries Off-site Additional charge
- Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
- Cycling Off-site
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
- Tennis court Off-site
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Special diet meals (on request)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
- Street parking
Health & Wellness Facilities
- Bathhouse Additional charge
- Open-air bath Additional charge
- Daily housekeeping
- Baggage storage
- Ironing service Additional charge
- Laundry Additional charge
Safety & Security
- Smoke alarms
- Adults only
- Smoke-free property
- Non-smoking rooms
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1:30 PM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Children & Beds
Children over 12 are welcome.
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There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 12 and up are allowed)
Payments by Booking.com
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Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Please inform The Lilac Door of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.