Crystal Palace

Fooball, Dinosaurs and eclectic triangle

Home to the beloved Crystal Palace F.C, this hidden gem is where five south London boroughs (Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark) meet. It has rather impressive views over the city and takes its name from the beautiful palace which stood in the area from 1854 to 1936. The area has its own museum (free of charge) to keep this history alive.

House prices in this part of town are more affordable than in larger parts of south London and as such, the area is continuously thriving with so much to offer. The "Crystal Palace Triangle” has several exciting restaurants, vintage shops and eclectic independent shops, as well as an indoor second-hand market and a farmer's market on Haynes Lane.

Crystal Palace Park is Victorian and full of life-size dinosaur sculptures, whilst a large children’s play area and sand pit make it a wonderful day out. It’s one of the major London parks covering most of the land within Crystal Palace.

Not forgetting the Crystal Palace Transmitter, which every child in this part of London has played eye-spy with. It serves most of us in London and is the fourth tallest structure in London at 219 metres tall.

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