Crystal Palace Park

 
 
ADDRESS
Thicket Road, Crystal Palace, Penge, London SE20 8DT 
 
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OPENING TIMES
7.30am - half an hour before dusk | Crystal Palace Park Farm Mon to Fri 12noon-4pm, closed Wednesdays
 
PRICES
Free
 

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Crystal Palace ParkAlthough Sir Joseph Paxton?s Crystal Palace - first erected in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and moved here a couple of years later - was destroyed by fire in 1936, Crystal Palace Park and its beautifully landscaped 200 acres remain to be enjoyed. This outer-London park, easily reached by Overground to Crystal Palace, has great views, lots of space and plenty to entertain all ages: London?s largest maze, a lakeside concert platform, fishing, a children?s playground, the Crystal Palace Park Farm, and the famous life-size dinosaur sculptures ? created in 1852 by Benjamin Waterhouse-Hawkins and Professor Richard Owen, founder of London?s Natural History Museum and the inventor of the word ?dinosaur?. At the centre of the park is the National Sports Centre, which hosts international athletics meetings as well as housing facilities anyone can use, such as swimming and diving pools, a climbing wall and beach volleyball courts. And if you?re feeling peckish, try family-friendly café Brown & Green, right beside the station. Look out for regular events such as vintage car rallies, live concerts, funfairs and colourful firework displays.

 

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Alternative Parks and Gardens nearest Crystal Palace Park

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10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, SW9 | 3.5 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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418 Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 3.6 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 4.5 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 5.1 miles from Crystal Palace Park
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Beggars
Concerts | Until 27th January 2015 

The Grape & Grain 8 minutes walk from Crystal Palace Park

Irish folk group....More

Revisiting Romania: Dress and Identity
Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

Horniman Museum 1.43 miles from Crystal Palace Park

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At Home With Music
At Home With Music
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

Horniman Museum 1.43 miles from Crystal Palace Park

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Exhibitions | Until 25th November 2014 

Horniman Museum 1.43 miles from Crystal Palace Park

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Ballroom Dancing
Dance | Until 25th November 2014 

Nettlefold Hall 1.75 miles from Crystal Palace Park

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Karate
Sporting Events | Until 27th January 2015 

Nettlefold Hall 1.75 miles from Crystal Palace Park

Martial arts class....More

Tai Chi Class
Sporting Events | Until 27th January 2015 

Nettlefold Hall 1.75 miles from Crystal Palace Park

Relaxation class....More

Line Dancing
Sporting Events | Until 27th January 2015 

Nettlefold Hall 1.75 miles from Crystal Palace Park

Line dancing class....More

20th Century Art Theft: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 25th November 2014 

Dulwich Picture Gallery 1.94 miles from Crystal Palace Park

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Exhibitions | Until 22nd February 2015 

Dulwich Picture Gallery 1.94 miles from Crystal Palace Park

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