Club Profile

Dulwich Hamlet

Out in South London, next to a grocery store and behind a car wash, there is a sixth-tier football club that also lies at the complicated intersection of development, tradition, and gentrification.

LOCATION: In East Dulwich, Southwark, London

CONTACT:, 020 7501 9255, #DHFC



The club was formed in 1893 and spent a hundred years or so in a division now called the Isthmian League, which occupies tiers 7 and 8 of the English football pyramid of leagues. They won that league several times, most recently a lower division of it in 2013. They are five-time winners of the London Senior Cup, most recently in 2004; that’s a…


Apparently Tooting & Mitcham United, whose ground they shared briefly in 2018, is a rival. It’s hard to imagine anybody gets too worked up about it. Better known is their friendship with Altona 1893, a Hamburg-based club formed in the same year. They wear each other’s colors on occasion and have actually traveled to each ground for…

Women's Team

In summer 2019, the club decided to get with the program and add a women’s team; they merged with a successful local club called AFC Phoenix to form Dulwich Hamlet FC Ladies. They compete in the London and South East Women’s Regional Football League at tier 5, with home games also at Champion


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Champion Hill as it exists today dates to 1992, and it has one covered stand on the north side with seating and a bar and all the facilities, plus three terraces. The terrace on the south side is slightly covered and has a stenciled sign on it reading “Toilets Opposite.” So everybody calls it the Toilets Opposite Stand. The club shop is in a…

Going to a Game at Dulwich Hamlet

GETTING THERE: It’s just a few minutes from the East Dulwich Rail Station, which is served by Southern Line trains from Victoria (22 minutes, change in Peckham Rye) and London Bridge (15 minutes). PUBS: The Cherry Tree is right by the station, and it’s a nice, clean pub. But you should just go have a pint in the club bar. Support the club, you…

Dulwich Hamlet Tickets

£12 for adults; sellouts would seem exceedingly rare

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