Why live in Crystal Palace?
Crystal Palace is a residential area with many parks and recreation grounds on offer. It is named after the cast-iron and plate-glass building originally erected in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition. The Crystal Palace was later moved to what was originally Penge Common next to Sydenham Hill in 1854, until it was destroyed by fire in 1936.
History, Culture & Dinosaurs
Crystal Palace Park was once a Victorian playground surrounded by large period villas and is famous for the resident life-size model dinosaurs, the National Sports Centre and stadium which hosts various national and international athletic meetings, and an ever popular outdoor concert area known as The Bowl which has seasonal themed concerts.
Shopping & Restaurants
The high streets of Crystal Palace are known as The Triangle, and host an excellent array of shops, cafes and restaurants. The main supermarket is Sainsbury’s which is located on Westow Street with various other convenience stores close by.
Transport & Overground
Transport includes two mainline stations, Crystal Palace, with the London Overground East London Line, hosting services to Central London, Docklands and surrounding areas, also Gipsy Hill hosting services to Victoria, London Bridge and surrounding areas. The main bus station can be found on Crystal Palace Parade.
Crystal Palace has an abundance of both primary and senior schools including the very popular Harris Academies and Cypress Infants and Juniors Schools with their highly rated Ofsted reports.
Crystal Palace, with its elevated position, boasts fantastic views over Central London and still holds the charm of a village community. It has become a very sought-after area where young professionals and families alike want to live.
A wonderful community situated in the heart of South London