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A friendly, vibrant high street with a community feel

"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 Sydenham 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!

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.

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.

La Gastronomia

A taste of the Mediterranean, this Italian deli also has a patio garden, where you can sit and enjoy their delicious dishes.

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!

Brown & Green Cafe

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

Horniman Museum and Gardens

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

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.

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

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

A World of Stories at The Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum
Everyone loves a good story, and we have got some of the best storytellers in London to whisk you to faraway places and different times with fun and interactive sessions. Their stories, inspired by our exhibitions, festivals and nature bring the Museum's varied collections to life. So, join us in our Hands On Base for these enjoyable oral storytelling sessions to see why so many people across the world love listening to stories. Website

Discovery for All at The Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum
How sharp are shark's teeth? How do you wear a sari? Have you ever played a West African thumb piano, balanced a gourd on your head or stroked a badger? Drop in to explore our Hands On Base and its thousands of real objects from around the world. Our team of Explainers will help you discover these fascinating objects and make connections between them. This session is for everyone and you don't need to be a child or visiting with children to enjoy it - come and find out for yourself. 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
  1. About Sydenham

    Sydenham has a bustling town centre with an active and engaged community, excellent public transport, schools, parks, shops and restaurants. The town centre is home to 185 small and medium-sized businesses, many independently owned and offering a wide range of goods. The town centre has a very community and villagey feel making Sydenham a well connected location where there are many independent run businesses as opposed to a more vast and informal environment with branded chain stores that neighbouring Croydon, Bromley and Lewisham have. The main railway station is called Sydenham which links to Croydon, Penge, Forest Hill, New Cross, Shoreditch, Dalston and the major termini London Bridge and London Victoria.

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