East Dulwich is a great place to have as a base. It is 10 km from the centre of town (Piccadilly). Its quiet, but with great restaurants and bars, and interesting shops. A good contrast to the busy centre, and in zone 2! Easy access to east, west, north central london, on public transport, although please bare in mind, London traffic is very heavy at all times and journeys take much longer than you could ever imagine!!