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Horniman Museum and Gardens

Horniman Museum and Gardens

A quirky, free, family-friendly museum and gardens.

Matoom

Matoom

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!!!

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.

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.

Crystal Palace Park

Crystal Palace Park

A fantastic spot for enjoying the sunshine!

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!

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 Gastronomia

La Gastronomia

A taste of the Mediterranean, this Italian deli also has a patio garden, where you can sit and enjoy their delicious dishes.

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.

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.

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic sight!

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.

The Exhibition Rooms

The Exhibition Rooms

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

Bridge House Theatre

Bridge House Theatre

West End-quality performances at outer London prices.

Brown & Green Cafe

Brown & Green Cafe

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Upper Sydenham, Sydenham, Crystal Palace, Norwood, East Dulwich, Forest Hill, Dulwich, West Norwood, Peckham Rye and Catford

"The 'Concrete House' on Lordship Lane is the last remaining example of its architectural type in the country. Once in a state of dereliction, it is Grade II listed and has been converted into flats."

Crystal Palace transmitting station is a beacon for the South.

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Simon Darvill

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

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Forest Hill's elevation ensures outstanding views towards the centre of the capital!

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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

Breastfeeding Support

Eliot 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.

Discovery for All at The Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum
How sharp are shark's teeth? How do you wear a sari? Have you ever played a West African thumb piano, balanced a gourd on your head or stroked a badger? Drop in to explore our Hands On Base and its thousands of real objects from around the world. Our team of Explainers will help you discover these fascinating objects and make connections between them. This session is for everyone and you don't need to be a child or visiting with children to enjoy it - come and find out for yourself. Website

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Scallywags - Parent, toddler and baby group -Activities include crafts, toys, a baby corner, a song time, a children's Bible story and refreshments -Everyone welcome; entry £1. -For more information, please contact Liz Good Website

Art Markers at The Horniman Museum

The 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

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

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

About Sydenham Hill

Sydenham Hill is a hill or ridge and a locality in South-East London and the name of a road which runs along the northern eastern part of the ridge and forms the boundary between the London Borough of Southwark, London Borough of Bromley and the London Borough of Lewisham. The highest part of the hill is also one of the highest points in London at 367 feet (112 m). The road connects the A205 road in the north-east at Forest Hill with the A212 road to the south-west at Crystal Palace. Sydenham Hill railway station, Sydenham Hill Wood nature reserve and Dulwich and Sydenham Hill Golf course are located to the west and within Southwark. As well as Southwark and Lewisham, the London boroughs of Lambeth, Croydon and Bromley all have part of the hill in their jurisdiction. The hill was once covered by the Great North Wood. In the 19th Century it was home to the spa and health resort of Sydenham Wells, and in 1854, the Crystal Palace was relocated from Hyde Park and re-erected at Penge Place on the south-western end of the ridge. A number of large residential properties were built along Sydenham Hill in the 19th century, including Grange Court (1861), The Wood (1840), Dilkhoosh (now Fountain House) (1864), Highfield (1855), The Cedars (1894), Sydenham Hill House (1898), Dulwich Wood House (1858), Beltwood House (1851) and Castlebar (1879).

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