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Upper Norwood

A locals' guide to Upper Norwood

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

Michael Schult

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

Simon Darvill

"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 Upper Norwood locals go?

Four Hundred Rabbits

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

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.

La Bruschetta

They serve tasty lunchtime salads at this local cafe.

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.


Vegetarian and pescetarian restaurant with the best fat chips EVER.

South Norwood Lake and Grounds

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

Pizza at the Palace

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

Joanna's Restaurant

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

Brown & Green Cafe

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

Palace Spice

This Indian restaurant's food is delicious. I am constantly ordering too much, but never upset by the bill. They always offer me free drinks too!

Performance 360

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

Brown & Green Cafe

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

Blackbird Bakery

Open early in the morning, pop into this cafe for a delicious coffee and pastry.

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic sight!

The Exhibition Rooms

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

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

What do you love about Upper Norwood?

Why do you find Upper Norwood a great place to live?


"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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"Michael Caine's 1969 version of The Italian Job used Crystal Palace Park for the backdrop of one of its most famous scenes, in which Caine proclaims 'You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!'."

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Child-friendly activities near Upper Norwood

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

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

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

Conker Club

St Luke’s Church
A fantastic stay-and-play for babies and toddlers with a multitude of toys, books and puzzles, a dedicated 'soft area', activity tables and a rough-and-tumble area with gym mats for the more adventurous child. Website
  1. About Upper Norwood

    Upper Norwood is an area of South London within the London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon and Lambeth. It is located north of Croydon. Upper Norwood is situated along the London clay ridge known as Beulah Hill. Most housing stock dates from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with large detached properties on the peak of the ridge and smaller semi-detached and terraced dwelling on its flanks. The hill offers panoramic views northward to central London and southward to central Croydon and the North Downs. The area is one of the highest in the London area and for centuries was occupied by the Great North Wood, an extensive area of natural oak forest which formed a wilderness close to the southern edge of the ever-expanding city of London. The name 'Norwood' comes from a contraction of the 'North Wood'. The area still retains large amounts of woodland for an urban situation.

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