Here’s What You Need To Know About Dulwich’s New Summer Pavilion

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Last week, to celebrate their 200th birthday, Dulwich Picture Gallery opened its very first summer pavilion.

Designed by Camberwell designers IF_DO, the pavilion is the perfect place to spend a summer day. Here’s why you should take a visit to south London:


It’s artsy as hell.

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There’s booze.

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The Pavilion Bar, in partnership with The Camberwell Arms, will be serving up a delightful menu of cocktails, bar snacks and ice cream all summer long.


There’s sunshine*.

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*not guaranteed.  


There are endless Insta opportunities.

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It’s open ’til late on Fridays.

On Friday evenings throughout June and July, the pavilion will play host to various ‘Lates’ with a number of different themes. The events are free, but you’ll need to reserve a place here. 


It’s surrounded by lots of lovely green space.


The Pavilion is open from June 2nd until October 8th. Entry is free, although there is still a charge for indoor art exhibitions at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.


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Georgie Hoole

Georgie Hoole

Georgie is Deputy Editor at Secret London. She loves a trendy café and is all too familiar with the extortionate price of a coffee in the capital. She enjoys the finer things in life (like red wine on a school night and eating Ben and Jerry's straight from the tub) and hasn't quite grasped the concept of adulthood yet.