Crystal Palace has always been a popular part of South London and it will continue to be more so in the future. Its vibrant suburb is filled with interesting pedestrianised high streets, modern creative hubs, and diverse cultural activities. In the heart of it is Crystal Palace Park, ‘the people’s playground’. Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Crystal Palace, this 80-acre site features incredible sights and sounds for its visitors. From the dinosaur sculptures left over from the park’s first days to the beautiful meadows and ponds, it’s a great place to discover.
A short distance from the park, you’ll find the Crystal Palace Triangle, with its popular bustling restaurants, cafés, pubs, bars, and independent shops. Working your way through the Triangle reveals the mysteries of the 180-year-old community, evoking the many memorable events that have taken place over the years. Whether exploring the Triangle with a camera or experiencing local life over dim sum, this is an area of unique and captivating moments.
The streets around the park are dotted with beautiful Victorian and Georgian architecture, giving a real sense of traditional Britain. There’s plenty of opportunity to explore the area’s history, with the Crystal Palace Subway, the ruins of the Crystal Palace, and the light and airy Penge Library on the horizon. The combination of the traditional and the new makes Crystal Palace an exciting and interesting place to visit.
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