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Upper Norwood

A locals' guide to Upper Norwood

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

Simon Darvill

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

Martin Debrah

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

Michael Schult

What is your favourite place?

Where do Upper Norwood locals go?

Brown & Green Cafe

Grab a quick snack and a cup of coffee from this independent kiosk whilst on your daily commute.

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!

Palace Spice

This Indian restaurant's food is delicious. I am constantly ordering too much, but never upset by the bill. They always offer me free drinks too!

La Bruschetta

They serve tasty lunchtime salads at this local cafe.

Crystal Palace Park

A fantastic spot for enjoying the sunshine!

South Norwood Lake and Grounds

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

Blackbird Bakery

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

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.

Crystal Palace Aquarium

Everything you need for your fish and reptile needs, even little critters like locusts!

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.

Domali

Vegetarian and pescetarian restaurant with the best fat chips EVER.

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic sight!

Four Hundred Rabbits

Head to this pizza restaurant for a delicious gelato on a warm summer's day in the Crystal Palace Triangle!

Joanna's Restaurant

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

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

What do you love about Upper Norwood?

Why do you find Upper Norwood a great place to live?

chirag

"In the chaos of the city, the area has the charm of a village, the chaos of the city, the greenery associated with England, eclectic mix of cultures and the most fabulous view of the London skyline"

March 2015

Local resident

"For me, the best part of living in Upper Nor wood is walking in the recreation ground after the grass has been mowed and the shrubs pruned."

May 2014

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"Michael Caine's 1969 version of The Italian Job used Crystal Palace Park for the backdrop of one of its most famous scenes, in which Caine proclaims 'You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!'."

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  1. About Upper Norwood

    Upper Norwood is an area of South London within the London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon and Lambeth. It is located north of Croydon. Upper Norwood is situated along the London clay ridge known as Beulah Hill. Most housing stock dates from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with large detached properties on the peak of the ridge and smaller semi-detached and terraced dwelling on its flanks. The hill offers panoramic views northward to central London and southward to central Croydon and the North Downs. The area is one of the highest in the London area and for centuries was occupied by the Great North Wood, an extensive area of natural oak forest which formed a wilderness close to the southern edge of the ever-expanding city of London. The name 'Norwood' comes from a contraction of the 'North Wood'. The area still retains large amounts of woodland for an urban situation.

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