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Crystal Palace and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Crystal Palace and surrounding areas

"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

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

Michael Schult

What is your favourite place?

Where do Crystal Palace and surrounding areas locals go?

Pizza at the Palace

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

Brown & Green Cafe

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

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.

Crystal Palace Park

A fantastic spot for enjoying the sunshine!

Performance 360

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

Four Hundred Rabbits

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

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!

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic sight!

La Bruschetta

They serve tasty lunchtime salads at this local cafe.

Bridge House Theatre

West End-quality performances at outer London prices.

Domali

Vegetarian and pescetarian restaurant with the best fat chips EVER.

Crystal Palace Aquarium

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

The Exhibition Rooms

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

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.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Crystal Palace, Norwood, Upper Sydenham, Sydenham, West Norwood, Norbury, Dulwich, East Dulwich, Elmers End and Forest Hill

What do you love about Crystal Palace and surrounding areas?

Why do you find Crystal Palace and surrounding areas a great place to live?

Jacqueline

"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

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"Crystal Palace owes its name to the glass palace built for the Great Exhibition of 1851, which was held in Hyde Park. The structure was dismantled and moved to what is now known as Crystal Palace Park, but following a fire in 1936, it was unfortunately destroyed."

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Child-friendly activities near Crystal Palace and surrounding areas

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

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

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

Babysitting and Spa

The Shala
For all those exhausted parents in need of a stretch and some quiet time, we have now launched our on-site babysitting service at the Shala. On weekday mornings, you can bring your little person to be looked after and entertained in a studio next door, while you have some time to recharge, rejuvenate and RELAX with a massage or a yoga or Pilates class. On-site babysitting is available for our 9.30am weekday classes and treatments slots Tuesday to Friday. Your child will be looked after by an experienced childminder while you do a class or have a massage. The childminder has a great deal of experience looking after young children - she looks after our children and comes highly recommended! NB We may offer more times for this service in the future. £20 for 5 babysitting sessions (valid for 3 months) 3-12 months £25 for 5 babysitting sessions (valid 3 months) Website
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