A friendly, vibrant high street with a community feel
"Crystal Palace transmitting station is a beacon for the South."Simon Darvill
"Everything that you need; a gym and supermarkets by the station, villages bakers, lovely pubs and beautiful parks..."Michael Schult
"The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic site amongst the beautiful greenery."Michael Schult
Where do Sydenham 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
A taste of the Mediterranean, this Italian deli also has a patio garden, where you can sit and enjoy their delicious dishes.
Submitted by Alice
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
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
Brown & Green Cafe
Grab a quick snack and a coffee whilst at Crystal Palace Station.
Submitted by Joe
Horniman Museum and Gardens
A quirky, free, family-friendly museum and gardens.
Submitted by Stephen
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
Why do you find Sydenham a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"Towering above the surrounding landscape, the Crystal Palace transmitting station is the fifth-tallest structure in London and was once the tallest before One Canada Square was built in 1991."
Child-friendly activities near Sydenham
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
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.
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
Busy Bees at The Horniman MuseumThe Horniman Museum
Activities change every week, with creative play, enchanting stories from around the world, simple art and craft, songs and a whole lot of Horniman fun, created with very young children and their carers in mind. On Tuesdays: Session passes for the first two sessions are available from the main entrance at 10.30am. The first 30 children waiting at the entrance to the Hands on Base at 12pm will be admitted into the third session. On Wednesdays: Session passes for the first two sessions are available from the Gardens Pavilion at 10.30am. The first 30 children waiting at the entrance to the Pavilion at 12pm will be admitted into the third session. Website
Farmer's MarketThe Horniman Museum
A locally sourced locally sold market selling vegetables meat fish bread flowers hot food and much more. Website
Sydenham has a bustling town centre with an active and engaged community, excellent public transport, schools, parks, shops and restaurants. The town centre is home to 185 small and medium-sized businesses, many independently owned and offering a wide range of goods. The town centre has a very community and villagey feel making Sydenham a well connected location where there are many independent run businesses as opposed to a more vast and informal environment with branded chain stores that neighbouring Croydon, Bromley and Lewisham have. The main railway station is called Sydenham which links to Croydon, Penge, Forest Hill, New Cross, Shoreditch, Dalston and the major termini London Bridge and London Victoria.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Upper Sydenham
- Crystal Palace
- Forest Hill
- East Dulwich
- Elmers End
- West Norwood
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