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 234 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 30 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. View our on line presence for full details of every room. 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 Central London, 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
Crystal Palace Museum1.6 miles
Crystal Palace Park1.6 miles
Brixton Academy2 miles
Restaurant Cellar1050.1 miles
Restaurant The Rosendale0.2 miles
Restaurant Cafe Rouge0.3 miles
Cafe/Bar La Gastronomia0.3 miles
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
Mountain Dulwich Picture Gallery1 miles
Train Herne Hill1.1 miles
Subway Brixton Tube Station1.9 miles
Train Norbury2.2 miles
Subway Clapham North Tube Station2.4 miles
Subway Clapham Tube Station2.5 miles
Subway Clapham South Tube Station2.5 miles
London City Airport7.7 miles
London Heathrow Airport15.6 miles
London Gatwick Airport19.7 miles
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4 reasons to choose The Lilac Door
Why book with us?
Prices you can't beat!
Manage your bookings online
The staff speaks English
Booking is safe
Most popular amenities
- Toilet paper
- Bathtub or shower
- Private Bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Wardrobe or closet
- Garden view
- Electric kettle
- Socket near the bed
Pets are not allowed.
- Temporary art galleries Off-site Additional charge
- Bathhouse Additional charge
- Open-air bath Additional charge
- Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
- Cycling Off-site
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
- Tennis court Off-site
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
- Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Special diet meals (on request)
- Tea/Coffee maker
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
- Street parking
Free! Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
- Daily housekeeping
- Private check-in/out
- Baggage storage
- Ironing service Additional charge
- Laundry Additional charge
Front Desk Services
- Invoice provided
Safety & security
- Smoke alarms
- Adults only
- Smoke-free property
- Ironing facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
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This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel
These are the steps this property has taken to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel:
- Option to opt out of daily room cleaning
- Option to reuse towels
- Bicycle parking
1:30 PM - 7:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children over 12 are welcome.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
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
Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
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
In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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.
FAQs about The Lilac Door
From the nearest airport, you can get to The Lilac Door by:
- Subway/Metro 1h
The prices at The Lilac Door may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
The Lilac Door offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Tennis court
- Golf course (within 2 miles)
- Horseback riding
- Temporary art galleries
- Open-air bath
Guests staying at The Lilac Door can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).
Breakfast option(s) include:
- Full English/Irish
- À la carte
The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Lilac Door (subject to availability):
- Street parking
- Free parking
Room options at The Lilac Door include:
The Lilac Door is 5 miles from the center of London.
Check-in at The Lilac Door is from 1:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.