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Suburban appeal and direct rail links into Victoria, London Bridge and east London

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Four Hundred Rabbits

Four Hundred Rabbits

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

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

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

Pizza at the Palace

Pizza at the Palace

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

La Bruschetta

La Bruschetta

They serve tasty lunchtime salads at this local cafe.

The Godfather

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.

The Crystal Palace Market

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.

Performance 360

Performance 360

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

Palace Spice

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!

Brown & Green Cafe

Brown & Green Cafe

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

Blackbird Bakery

Blackbird Bakery

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

Joanna's Restaurant

Joanna's Restaurant

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

Brown & Green Cafe

Brown & Green Cafe

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

Bridge House Theatre

Bridge House Theatre

West End-quality performances at outer London prices.

South Norwood Lake and Grounds

South Norwood Lake and Grounds

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

The Exhibition Rooms

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 Norwood, Upper Sydenham, Sydenham, West Norwood, Norbury, Lower Sydenham, Dulwich, Elmers End, Thornton Heath and East Dulwich

"Dinosaur Court features a variety of sculptures of distinct animals through the ages and was commissioned following The Crystal Palace's move to the South. It is now Grade I listed."

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.

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Simon Darvill

Crystal Palace is a wonderful place for families, with quick commutes and the wide green spaces...

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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

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

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.

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

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

About Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace is a residential area in south London named from the former local landmark, The Crystal Palace, which occupied the area from 1854 to 1936. The area is located approximately 8 miles south east of Charing Cross, and offers impressive views over the capital. Crystal Palace includes one of the highest points in London, 367 feet (112 m). Two television transmitter masts make the district a landmark location, visible from many parts of the London area. Crystal Palace still retains much of its impressive Victorian architecture, although housing styles are mixed, with Victorian terraces next to mid-war terraces side by side with blocks of modern flats. Crystal Palace Park is surrounded by grand Victorian villas, many of which have been converted into flats and apartments. The "Crystal Palace Triangle", formed by Westow Street, Westow Hill and Church Road, has a large number of restaurants and several independent shops, as well as a sprawling indoor secondhand market on Haynes Lane.

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