A locals' guide to SE26
"Everything that you need; a gym and supermarkets by the station, villages bakers, lovely pubs and beautiful parks..."Michael Schult
"Crystal Palace transmitting station is a beacon for the South."Simon Darvill
"The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic site amongst the beautiful greenery."Michael Schult
Where do SE26 locals go?
With a bowling green, play area and cricket pitches, Mayow Park is a great place to chill out at the weekend.
Submitted by Joe
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.
Submitted by Daisy
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.
Submitted by Sarah-Jane
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!
Submitted by Joe
The best Thai restaurant with always fresh produce, taste buds will be working overtime as each mouthful gives you more to think about. A truly unique experience!!!
Submitted by Stuart
Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs
The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic sight!
Submitted by Alex
Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
Crystal Palace National Sports Centre has everything you would want, from a pool, to a gym, to exercise classes.
Submitted by Nick
Horniman Museum and Gardens
A quirky, free, family-friendly museum and gardens.
Submitted by Stephen
Brown & Green Cafe
Grab a quick snack and a coffee whilst at Crystal Palace Station.
Submitted by Joe
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.
Submitted by Ben
The Exhibition Rooms
Beautifully prepared British meals made using the freshest ingredients, this restaurant is perfect for a special occasion!
Submitted by Shanola
Pizza at the Palace
Serving great pizzas, I've been going to this restaurant for 25 years!
Submitted by Thomas
Why do you find SE26 a great place to live?
Be the first to tell us what makes living in SE26 great.
Did you know?
"Scottish engineer and inventor of the television, John Logie Baird lived at 3 Crescent Wood Road, Sydenham, SE26."
Child-friendly activities near SE26
Breastfeeding SupportEliot 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.
Spanish Toddler Club-'Here-for-Good' CentreHere-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 CooksThe 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
Little Bubbles - Forest HilForest Hill Methodist Church
Little Bubbles are exciting weekly activity classes for all children aged 12 months - 4 years old. Your child can come along and enjoy the physical fun of moving freely to funky tunes whilst expressing themselves in a warm, encouraging & happy environment! Full term: £72 Half term: £36 Full term (sibling): £36 Half term (sibling): £18 Website
J'S Dance FactoryForest Hill Methodist Centre
J's Dance Factory is a fast moving and exciting place for your child to learn to dance and grow in confidence. It is an IDTA school and offer your child the opportunity to take dance exams from as young as three which can lead up towards to teaching qualification when they turn 17. They do shows in various venues, participate in local roadshows and charity events. 9.30-10.00 Ballet (3-5 years) 10.00-10.30 Street Dance (3-5 years) 10.30-11.30 Street Dance (6-8 years) 11.30-12.30 Ballet and Tap (6+) 12.30-13.20 Street Dance (Intermediate/Advance) 13.20-14.10 Contemporary Dance (6+) Website
Art Markers at The Horniman MuseumThe Horniman Museum
Have fun with different art techniques to create something fabulous to take home inspired by the Horniman's collections or seasonal celebrations. Website
SE26 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of Sydenham, Crystal Palace (part) and is covered by the Bromley, Lewisham, Southwark local authorities.
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