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A locals' guide to SE26

"Everything that you need; a gym and supermarkets by the station, villages bakers, lovely pubs and beautiful parks..."

Michael Schult

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do SE26 locals go?

Mayow Park

With a bowling green, play area and cricket pitches, Mayow Park is a great place to chill out at the weekend.

Brown & Green Cafe

This charming cafe sells delicious cakes and fried breakfasts. It's a great spot to visit on a lazy Sunday afternoon or after a jog around Mayow Park!

The Shop Revolution Marketplace

The Shop Revolution Marketplace host lots of unique events like poetry and craft nights, with all the items they sell produced by independent designers and jewellery makers. This picture was taken at a Miss Victoria's Floral Emporium flower arranging workshop.

Cherry & Ice

A café serving delicious ice creams and milkshakes with the friendliest staff - they're so lovely and helpful and always make me feel welcome.

Alexandra Nurseries

Fantastic independent café, home and garden centre.

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic sight!

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

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

Crystal Palace Park

A fantastic spot for enjoying the sunshine!

Horniman Museum and Gardens

A quirky, free, family-friendly museum and gardens.

Brown & Green Cafe

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

The Crystal Palace Market

A unique culinary experience - choose your fresh produce from the market and then watch it be prepared into a tasty meal.

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!

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.

Joanna's Restaurant

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Sydenham, Upper Sydenham, Crystal Palace, Forest Hill, Norwood, East Dulwich, Beckenham, Catford, Dulwich and West Norwood

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"Polar explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton lived at 12 Westwood Hill, SE26."

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Child-friendly activities near SE26

Crafty Cooks

The Shop Revolution Marketplace,
A cookery club designed to treat children as young as 2 years old some fun, nutritious recipes whilst introducing them to new foods Website

Spanish Toddler Club-'Here-for-Good' Centre

Here-for-Good Centre
¡Bienvenidos! is a Toddler Club for Spanish speaking parents bilingual families and anyone who wants to give their child a head start. It enables children to learn Spanish while having fun singing listening to stories dancing doing arts & crafts and playing games while using various multimedia. Website

Breastfeeding Support

Eliot Bank Baby Cafe
Come along to the breastfeeding cafe for a friendly welcome and refreshments as well as support and information to help you breastfeed your baby.

J'S Dance Factory

Forest Hill Methodist Centre
J's Dance Factory is a fast moving and exciting place for your child to learn to dance and grow in confidence. It is an IDTA school and offer your child the opportunity to take dance exams from as young as three which can lead up towards to teaching qualification when they turn 17. They do shows in various venues, participate in local roadshows and charity events. 9.30-10.00 Ballet (3-5 years) 10.00-10.30 Street Dance (3-5 years) 10.30-11.30 Street Dance (6-8 years) 11.30-12.30 Ballet and Tap (6+) 12.30-13.20 Street Dance (Intermediate/Advance) 13.20-14.10 Contemporary Dance (6+) Website

Little Bubbles - Forest Hil

Forest Hill Methodist Church
Little Bubbles are exciting weekly activity classes for all children aged 12 months - 4 years old. Your child can come along and enjoy the physical fun of moving freely to funky tunes whilst expressing themselves in a warm, encouraging & happy environment! Full term: £72 Half term: £36 Full term (sibling): £36 Half term (sibling): £18 Website

Art Markers at The Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum
Have fun with different art techniques to create something fabulous to take home inspired by the Horniman's collections or seasonal celebrations. Website
  1. About SE26

    SE26 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of Sydenham, Crystal Palace (part) and is covered by the Bromley, Lewisham, Southwark local authorities.

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