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A locals' guide to SE19

"Crystal Palace transmitting station is a beacon for the South."

Simon Darvill

"The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic site amongst the beautiful greenery."

Michael Schult

"Crystal Palace is a wonderful place for families, with quick commutes and the wide green spaces..."

Martin Debrah

What is your favourite place?

Where do SE19 locals go?

Crystal Palace Aquarium

Everything you need for your fish and reptile needs, even little critters like locusts!

Performance 360

Crossfit and personal training gym based in the heart of the Crystal Triangle. Always a hard workout.

South Norwood Lake and Grounds

A pretty area for walking round with peaceful surroundings. There's a great cafe too.

South Norwood Lake and Grounds

Feeding the ducks on South Norwood Lake is a great way to escape city life.

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic sight!

The Godfather

Run by some chaps from Napoli, this authentic restaurant also uses ingredients brought over from Napoli to give you a genuine Italian experience.

Four Hundred Rabbits

Head to this pizza restaurant for a delicious gelato on a warm summer's day in the Crystal Palace Triangle!

Brown & Green Cafe

Grab a quick snack and a coffee whilst at Crystal Palace Station.

Crystal Palace Park

A fantastic spot for enjoying the sunshine!

Brown & Green Cafe

Grab a quick snack and a cup of coffee from this independent kiosk whilst on your daily commute.

The Exhibition Rooms

Beautifully prepared British meals made using the freshest ingredients, this restaurant is perfect for a special occasion!

Pizza at the Palace

Serving great pizzas, I've been going to this restaurant for 25 years!

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre has everything you would want, from a pool, to a gym, to exercise classes.

Joanna's Restaurant

Mocktails and cocktails whilst enjoying lovely views of the City from the top of Crystal Palace Triangle.


Vegetarian and pescetarian restaurant with the best fat chips EVER.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Crystal Palace, Norwood, Upper Sydenham, West Norwood, Norbury, Sydenham, Thornton Heath, Streatham, Dulwich and Elmers End

What do you love about SE19?

Why do you find SE19 a great place to live?


"If you stop a stranger on the street to ask them something, like directions for example, it's like talking to a friend- people are so friendly and there is a real community feel!"

September 2015


"In the chaos of the city, the area has the charm of a village, the chaos of the city, the greenery associated with England, eclectic mix of cultures and the most fabulous view of the London skyline"

March 2015

Local resident

"For me, the best part of living in Upper Nor wood is walking in the recreation ground after the grass has been mowed and the shrubs pruned."

May 2014


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"Located below an anonymous block of flats called Pear Tree House in Upper Norwood was a secret Civil Defence bunker from the Cold War. The bunker was not secret for long and was frequently daubed with CND stickers, before it was closed after pressure from the self-declared nuclear free Lambeth council in 1993."

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Child-friendly activities near SE19

Crafty Cooks

Braziliana Cafe
A love of cooking and an ability to do so is an important skill that every child should have. Children from as young as 24 months are taught how to cook a whole range of delicious, nutritious dishes. They will cook both sweet and savoury, from beetroot cakes to mini quiches with a spattering of chocolate in the middle! The lovely Heather runs Crafty Cooks South London. She runs regular classes and holiday clubs and really enjoys meeting lots of little Crafty Cooks! Website

Sing and Sign

LWS Cafe & Charity
Developed with the help of Speech and Language experts and launched in January 2001, the "Sing and Sign" programme has since taught thousands of parents across the UK how to sign with their babies and encourage amazing early communication. Website

Sensory playtime-Dulwich Wood

Dulwich Wood Children's Centre
Sensory Playtime' gives parents and children a chance to experience different activities designed to stimulate all their senses! Website

Dulwich Wood Parent and Toddler

Dulwich Wood Children's Centre
-Meet other parents with toddlers -Take a break from the house -Play with our huge range of toys -Enjoy the amazing grounds -Tap into sources of support -Help your child get ready for nursery school Website

Tippee Toes Music

Our class structure is designed for carers to fully participate in the class with their child and baby which is an extremely important part of the success of the classes. The more you take part in the music making and movement, the more your child will get out of it. Children learn by imitation and when they see you singing, playing musical instruments and moving to the music they will try to do the same. Website

Rainbows Parent & Toddler Group

Emmanuel Youth & Community Centre
Come and play and make new friends over a cup of coffee or tea and biscuits (juice and biscuits for the little ones). There is story telling with puppets and singing with Jo on Mondays. £3.00 for 1 adult with up to 2 kids Website

Toddlers Friday at School

Dulwich Wood Primary
Dulwich Wood Primary Toddler Group is a friendly and welcoming parent and toddler group which aims to make both parents and toddlers feel comfortable and included. We are open for anyone with a toddler and often have dads as well as mums taking part. We cater for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and have toys and activities suitable for each age range. We welcome you with free play where the children have plenty of time to interact and socialise. This is followed by a structured music time and then we finish with our popular parachute play and bubbles. Website
  1. About SE19

    SE19 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace, Crown Point, Norwood and is covered by the Croydon, Lambeth, Bromley, Southwark and Lewisham local authorities.

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