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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?

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.

La Bruschetta

They serve tasty lunchtime salads at this local cafe.

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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?

Paul

"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

Sandra

"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

Josiane

"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 infrastructures 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

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

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Child-friendly activities near SE20

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

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

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

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

Indelible Studios Ballet & Street

Indelible Studios, Citygate Church
Fun, inspiring dance classes for children aged 18mths - 16 years. Classes are open to all abilities. You don't need to be an expert dancer, just willing to have a go and have fun learning. Great way to develop fitness. Website

Crafts Bee Craft Classes

Odeon Cinema
Crafts Bee offers a variety of craft classes including jewellery making Sewing silk Painting Cake Decorating Stained Glass Flower Arranging Knitting & Crochet Card making Quilting Gift Vouchers and Children's Craft Parties.

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
  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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