Dominated by the majestic Crystal Palace Park (named after the infamous Victorian edifice) this area of London has green space in abundance. Enclosed within the park is the National Sports Centre that boasts a range of facilities and is the venue for regular international athletics meetings.
Despite SE19’s rural feel, the city is a constant and visible presence and is easily accessible by road and rail. With a diverse local community Crystal Palace is an area with an endless potential to surprise and delight.
Harold Road is within a few minutes walk of the ‘Crystal Palace Triangle’ providing fine views of London and bursting with independent shops, cafés, bars and restaurants enjoyed by young professionals and families. The strong local community run a Saturday market.
For foodies the area is well served with cafés, pubs and restaurants, with everything from the modern simplicity of the Crystal Palace Market (above) to the area’s traditional French bistro and local institution: Joanna’s.
Boutiques, galleries, markets and independent shops are commonplace with antiques and collectibles being a particular speciality in the area.