Crystal Palace Park  

 
 
ADDRESS
Thicket Road, Crystal Palace, Penge, London SE20 8DT
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
7.30am - half an hour before dusk | Crystal Palace Park Farm Mon to Fri 12noon-4pm, closed Wednesdays
 
PRICES
Free
 

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Crystal Palace ParkAlthough Sir Joseph Paxton?s Crystal Palace - first erected in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and moved here a couple of years later - was destroyed by fire in 1936, Crystal Palace Park and its beautifully landscaped 200 acres remain to be enjoyed. This outer-London park, easily reached by Overground to Crystal Palace, has great views, lots of space and plenty to entertain all ages: London?s largest maze, a lakeside concert platform, fishing, a children?s playground, the Crystal Palace Park Farm, and the famous life-size dinosaur sculptures ? created in 1852 by Benjamin Waterhouse-Hawkins and Professor Richard Owen, founder of London?s Natural History Museum and the inventor of the word ?dinosaur?. At the centre of the park is the National Sports Centre, which hosts international athletics meetings as well as housing facilities anyone can use, such as swimming and diving pools, a climbing wall and beach volleyball courts. And if you?re feeling peckish, try family-friendly café Brown & Green, right beside the station. Look out for regular events such as vintage car rallies, live concerts, funfairs and colourful firework displays.

 

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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Beckenham Hill Road, Beckenham, SE6 | 2.3 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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The Rookery
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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Dulwich Croquet Club
London > Leisure > Games
Burbage Road, SE21 | 2.2 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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Herne Hill Velodrome
London > Leisure >
Burbage Road, SE24 | 2.3 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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Jack Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
410 Brockley Road, SE4 | 2.6 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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Everyman Crystal Palace
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
25 Church Road, Crystal Palace, SE19 | 11 minutes from Crystal Palace Park
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The Poodle Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
167 Sydenham Road, SE26 | 18 minutes from Crystal Palace Park
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Horniman Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
100 London Road, SE23 | 28 minutes from Crystal Palace Park
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Horniman Aquarium
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 | 28 minutes from Crystal Palace Park
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Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 | 37 minutes from Crystal Palace Park
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The Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
1 Calton Avenue, SE21 | 2.2 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
149 Lordship Lane, SE22 | 2.5 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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Simon Carter Crystal Palace
London > Shopping > Menswear
71 Westow Street, SE19 | 13 minutes from Crystal Palace Park
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London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
78 Westow Hill, Crystal palace, SE19 | 10 minutes from Crystal Palace Park
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Westow Hill, SE19 | 10 minutes from Crystal Palace Park
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Joanna's
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
56 Westow Hill, Upper Norwood, SE19 | 12 minutes from Crystal Palace Park
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The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 3.9 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 4.2 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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Music Everything Ltd
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Parchmore Place, CR7 | 36 minutes from Crystal Palace Park
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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Beckenham Cricket Club
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Westow Hill, SE19 | 12 minutes from Crystal Palace Park
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The Great Southern Pub and Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
79 Gipsy Hill, SE19 | 14 minutes from Crystal Palace Park
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The Wood House
London > Nightlife > Pubs
39 Sydenham Hill, SE26 | 16 minutes from Crystal Palace Park
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Ninth Life
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
167 Rushey Green, SE6 | 2.7 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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Bussey Rooftop Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Fifth Floor Roof, Unit B, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 3.4 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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Ritzy Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 3.5 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 4.5 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 5 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 37 minutes from Crystal Palace Park
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