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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

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

Michael Schult

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

Michael Schult

What is your favourite place?

Where do Crystal Palace and surrounding areas locals go?

Crystal Palace Park

A fantastic spot for enjoying the sunshine!

Four Hundred Rabbits

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

The Exhibition Rooms

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

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.

La Bruschetta

They serve tasty lunchtime salads at this local cafe.

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.

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 Park Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic sight!

Brown & Green Cafe

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


Vegetarian and pescetarian restaurant with the best fat chips EVER.

Blackbird Bakery

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

South Norwood Lake and Grounds

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

Crystal Palace Aquarium

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

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 Crystal Palace, Norwood, Upper Sydenham, Sydenham, West Norwood, Norbury, Dulwich, East Dulwich, Elmers End and Forest Hill

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Why do you find Crystal Palace and surrounding areas 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


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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 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

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

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

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
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