Belair Park

Opening times

Belair Park's gates open daily at 7.30am. Closing times vary throughout the year, so please see our opening times page for more information. 

Location

Gallery Road, SE21
Entrance - Gallery Road and Thurlow Park Road

How to get there

Car - parking at the Gallery Road entrance
Rail - West Dulwich
Bus - P4

Facilities and features

  • cafe - Belair House is an upmarket restaurant on Gallery Road, London, SE21 7AB
  • children's playground (ages 2 to 10 years)
  • lake - located in the centre of the park
  • gardens - conservation area located next to the lake in front of Belair House

Sports facilities

  • tennis courts - 4 courts, free of charge and no booking required
  • football pitch - booking required (fees and charges apply)
  • cricket pitch - booking required (fees and charges apply)
  • skate park
  • baseball

History of the park

Belair House was built in 1785 in the style of, or possibly by, the architect Robert Adam. Its grounds included an artificial lake made by damming the river Effra. The landscape is Grade II listed, and listed structures in the park include the park lodge and entrance gate. In 1965, Belair became a public park when the London Borough of Southwark was formed.

Page last updated: 27 February 2017