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Upper Sydenham

A locals' guide to Upper Sydenham

"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

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

Martin Debrah

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Where do Upper Sydenham locals go?


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!!!

La Gastronomia

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

Horniman Museum and Gardens

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

Crystal Palace Park

A fantastic spot for enjoying the sunshine!

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.

Mayow Park

With a bowling green, play area and cricket pitches, Mayow Park is a great place to chill out at the weekend.

Brown & Green Cafe

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

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre has everything you would want, from a pool, to a gym, to exercise classes.

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

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

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic sight!

Brown & Green Cafe

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

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!

Pizza at the Palace

Serving great pizzas, I've been going to this restaurant for 25 years!

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 Sydenham, Crystal Palace, Norwood, East Dulwich, Dulwich, Forest Hill, West Norwood, Peckham Rye, Catford and Herne Hill

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"Scottish engineer and inventor of the television, John Logie Baird lived at 3 Crescent Wood Road, Sydenham, SE26."

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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

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

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.

Kingswood Library Baby and Toddler

Baby and toddler sessions are aimed at pre-school children and their parents or carers. Each session includes storytelling, songs, simple crafts and activities designed to stimulate young minds. A baby and toddler session will give your child -the chance to meet and interact with children of a similar age -development of concentration and comprehension skills -an introduction to a wide variety of books and story tapes -fun! Website

A World of Stories at The Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum
Everyone loves a good story, and we have got some of the best storytellers in London to whisk you to faraway places and different times with fun and interactive sessions. Their stories, inspired by our exhibitions, festivals and nature bring the Museum's varied collections to life. So, join us in our Hands On Base for these enjoyable oral storytelling sessions to see why so many people across the world love listening to stories. Website

Rainbows Parent & Toddler Group

Emmanuel Youth & Community Centre
Come and play and make new friends over a cup of coffee or tea and biscuits (juice and biscuits for the little ones). There is story telling with puppets and singing with Jo on Mondays. £3.00 for 1 adult with up to 2 kids Website
  1. About Upper Sydenham

    Upper Sydenham is North West of Sydenham. It has the same postcode of SE26 and in the London Borough of Lewisham. Upper Sydenham is served by many bus routes. Local Parks are Wells Park and Baxters field.

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