Parks update - COVID-19

Our parks are all open as usual, but the following park facilities are re-opening in line with government guidance from 29 March 2021 - all outdoor sports venues, including football, tennis and basketball courts, grass and astro-turf pitches, outdoor gyms, cricket nets and skate parks.

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Belair Park

You can find out about Belair Park activities (pdf, 582kb) here.

Opening times

Belair Park

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. 


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
Please note that BBQs are not permitted in Belair Park

Sports facilities

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: 10 July 2020

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