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Bridge House Theatre

Bridge House Theatre

West End-quality performances at outer London prices.

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic sight!

Southey Brewery

Southey Brewery

Great local SE20 craft beer

The Shop Revolution Marketplace

The Shop Revolution Marketplace

The Shop Revolution Marketplace host lots of unique events like poetry and craft nights, with all the items they sell produced by independent designers and jewellery makers. This picture was taken at a Miss Victoria's Floral Emporium flower arranging workshop.

Alexandra Nurseries

Alexandra Nurseries

Fantastic independent café, home and garden centre.

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.

Cherry & Ice

Cherry & Ice

A café serving delicious ice creams and milkshakes with the friendliest staff - they're so lovely and helpful and always make me feel welcome.

Brown & Green Cafe

Brown & Green Cafe

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

Brown & Green Cafe

Brown & Green Cafe

This charming cafe sells delicious cakes and fried breakfasts. It's a great spot to visit on a lazy Sunday afternoon or after a jog around Mayow Park!

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.

Mayow Park

Mayow Park

With a bowling green, play area and cricket pitches, Mayow Park is a great place to chill out at the weekend.

Love 'A' Slice

Love 'A' Slice

Cheesecakes, cream cakes and milkshakes - heaven for those with a sweet tooth!

Crystal Palace Park

Crystal Palace Park

A fantastic spot for enjoying the sunshine!

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.

Mr Simms

Mr Simms

Old fashioned sweets and American candy in abundance!

Why not explore the nearby areas of Sydenham, Lower Sydenham, Beckenham, Crystal Palace, Elmers End, Upper Sydenham, Norwood, Forest Hill, Catford and West Norwood

"Penge is one of a few places in London that's name derives from Celtic rather than Germanic language."

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

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Michael Schult

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

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Michael Schult

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

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Martin Debrah

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What locals say about Penge

  1. Great community, history and home of the Grade I-listed dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park.

  2. Old historical alms houses and cottages, lovely gardens and parks, a wonderful community spirit, great schools and with the rebuilding of Crystal Palace on the cards – definitely on the up!!!

  3. Penge, 15 mins by train from Victoria, is a beautiful, calm and friendly area with a lot of parks. The biggest one is Crystal Palace Park with sport infrastructure such as swimming pool, gym, trampoline for kids ... The high street is full of shops and restaurants. It's the best place for singles, couples and families. We have fantastic schools as well in Penge. How lovely it is to live in Penge!

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Beckenham area guide
Crystal Palace area guide
Elmers End area guide
Upper Sydenham area guide
Norwood area guide
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