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A locals' guide to SE20

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

Michael Schult

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

Martin Debrah

"Crystal Palace transmitting station is a beacon for the South."

Simon Darvill

What is your favourite place?

Where do SE20 locals go?

Bridge House Theatre

West End-quality performances at outer London prices.

Alexandra Nurseries

Fantastic independent café, home and garden centre.

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!

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

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

South Norwood Lake and Grounds

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

South Norwood Lake and Grounds

A pretty area for walking round with peaceful surroundings. There's a great cafe too.

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!

The Exhibition Rooms

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

Crystal Palace Park

A fantastic spot for enjoying the sunshine!

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.

Performance 360

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

Joanna's Restaurant

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

Blackbird Bakery

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

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

What do you love about SE20?

Why do you find SE20 a great place to live?


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

January 2017


"Anerley is a quiet, short walk to Crystal Palace Park and the triangle and has great transport links. Friendly local people. I moved from Clapham two years ago with my young family and haven't looked back."

April 2015


"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!!!"

February 2015


"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!"

February 2015


What do you like about SE20?

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"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."

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  1. About SE20

    SE20 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of Anerley, Crystal Palace (part), Penge, Beckenham (part) and is covered by the Bromley local authorities.

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