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

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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.

Brown & Green Cafe

Brown & Green Cafe

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

Brown & Green Cafe

Brown & Green Cafe

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

La Bruschetta

La Bruschetta

They serve tasty lunchtime salads at this local cafe.

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!

Performance 360

Performance 360

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

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.

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.

Crystal Palace Park

Crystal Palace Park

A fantastic spot for enjoying the sunshine!

Bridge House Theatre

Bridge House Theatre

West End-quality performances at outer London prices.

Pizza at the Palace

Pizza at the Palace

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

Crystal Palace Aquarium

Crystal Palace Aquarium

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

Blackbird Bakery

Blackbird Bakery

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

The Exhibition Rooms

The Exhibition Rooms

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

Domali

Domali

Vegetarian and pescetarian restaurant with the best fat chips EVER.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Norwood, Upper Sydenham, Sydenham, West Norwood, Norbury, Dulwich, Elmers End, Thornton Heath, East Dulwich and Beckenham

"Towering above the surrounding landscape, the Crystal Palace transmitting station is the fifth-tallest structure in London and was once the tallest before One Canada Square was built in 1991."

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

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Child-friendly activities near Crystal Palace

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

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

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

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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