Is Crystal Palace made for you? Our guide of the area

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Buckingham Palace in London

Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Crystal Palace is an area located in South London, named after the Crystal Palace Exhibition building which stood in the area from 1854, until it was destroyed by fire in 1936. About 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Charing Cross, it includes one of the highest points in London, at 367 feet (112 m), offering views over the capital. “

Some great things about Crystal Palace

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Crystal Palace has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Crystal Palace.

Museums & Galleries nearby

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Crystal Palace we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Crystal Palace Museum Anerley Hill, London 4.2 112
Kidspace London N/A N/A
Open Museum Gipsy Road, London N/A N/A

Are the restaurants in Crystal Palace any good?

Crystal Palace is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Harvester Beulah Spa South Norwood 41 Beulah Hill, London 4.3 1925
The Alma Crystal Palace 95 Church Road, London 4.3 994
Yak & Yeti, Crystal Palace 107 Church Road, London 4.3 319
Westow House Pub & Hotel 79 Westow Hill, London 4.3 1582
The Paxton 255 Gipsy Road, London 4.3 526
Napoli Pizza 96 Anerley Road, London 4.3 73
Shanghai Wok 72 Church Road, London 4.3 124
Dem Restaurant (Traditional Turkish Restaurant,Meze Grill) 11 Central Hill, London 4.3 1016
Roti Brothers Victory Place, London 4.3 266
Morley’s Fried Chicken 68A Westow Hill, London 4.3 178
The Mint Room 62 Church Road, London 4.3 72
Kish Mish L.G.F 13, 14 Crystal Palace Parade, London 4.3 480
Brown & Green London 99 Church Road, London 4.3 569
Cafe Chic 25 Anerley Road, London 4.3 209
Golden Bowl Chinese 195 Gipsy Road, London 4.3 36
Tasty Flavours Caribbean Kitchen 118 Anerley Road, London 4.3 72
Manuel’s Italian and Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar 129 Gipsy Hill, London 4.3 302
Gipsy Plaice Fish Bar 245 Gipsy Road, London 4.3 71
Mi Cocina Es Tuya 61 Westow Street, London 4.3 416
Tamnag Thai 50-52 Westow Hill, London 4.3 317

Green spaces and parks of Crystal Palace

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Crystal Palace offers room to explore and maybe take your dog for a walk.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Crystal Palace Park Thicket Road, London 4.5 12152
Crystal Palace Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite Old Cople Lane, Crystal Palace Parade, London 4.5 514
Fox Hill Playing Field Fox Hill, London 4.4 23
Dulwich Upper Woods – TCV Farquhar Road, London 4.5 27
Upper Norwood Recreation Ground 51 Chevening Road, London 4.2 244
Upper Norwood War Memorial 63A Westow Street, London 5 2
Rafael Gabriel Windows 36 Church Road, London 4.4 32
Westow Park 2 Coxwell Road, London 3.5 2
Becondale Road Open Space Becondale Road, Norwood, London N/A N/A
Westow Park 150 College Green, London 4.3 351
Jubilee Gardens Anerley Hill, London 4.5 2
St Katherine’s Gate St Katherine’s Lane, London N/A N/A
High Level Gate Crystal Palace Parade, London N/A N/A
Norwood Park Salter’s Hill, London 4.4 880
Palace Square Open Space Palace Square, London 4.1 19
Stambourne Woodland Walk Auckland Road, London N/A N/A
Canada Gate Anerley Hill, London 4.3 12
The Ache Garden Anerley Hill, London 4.5 2
Georgetown Close Green Gipsy Hill, Norwood, London N/A N/A
Fox Hill Green Fox Hill, Anerley, London N/A N/A

Pubs in the region

As Londoners, we love our local pubs. Crystal Palace has great ones to become your new regular spot. Consider these if visiting or moving to the area of Crystal Palace.

Pub name Name Address Description
Alma 95 Church Road Crystal Palace SE19 2TA Situated on the busy Crystal Palace “triangle”, this pub enthusiastically promotes beers from the increasing numbers of local breweries. There are no regular beers, but a changing range of guests on the four handpumps. The pub is formed of a large square with a central bar and a high ceiling. The floors and tables are mainly wooden, with exposed brickwork and the large windows much in evidence. In addition to the buses listed, several other routes terminate at Crystal Palace bus station, about 15 minutes walk away.
Westow House 79 Westow Hill Crystal Palace SE19 1TX A popular former Antic pub, operated by Portobello Brewing since late 2020, with a quirky mix of furniture and artwork, situated within the vibrant Crystal Palace triangle. The pub serves a changing selection of real ales drawn mostly from microbreweries, often including those from the Greater London area. Occasional meet the brewer events are also held. Lunchtime and evening meals are served daily. Regular live music is expected to recommence in autumn 2021 along with a weekly quiz. A large outside drinking area is located at the front. 23 boutique bedrooms above the pub were added in 2019.
Colby Arms 132 Gipsy Hill Gipsy Hill SE19 1PW There are several unused sets of doors, testifying to its former multi-room format. In fact it still is effectively two rooms, with the back room reached via an archway to the right of the front bar on the main road. It’s mainly carpeted, but with a smallish bare-boarded area to the left of the main bar, where the pool table is sited. Furnishings comprise a banquette or two, but are mainly standard chairs and smallish round tables, and there’s a traditional tiled splash area surrounding the bar counter. Shelves above the bar back contain some nick-nacks such as scales, vases, stoneware jugs and the like, and a shelving unit near the pool table contains sporting trophies. Wall decor consists of various prints. This is a comfortable and friendly locals’ pub.
Great Southern 79 Gipsy Hill Gipsy Hill SE19 1QH Large premises in an imposing building from the mid 1800s. Now knocked into a large single room and updated to be more food centric. There are usually one or two real ales and one or two ciders on handpump.

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Crystal Palace. Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in Crystal Palace.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
M&S Simply Food 44-46 High Street, Beckenham 4.3 479
Londis 57 High Street, Beckenham 3.1 47
Tesco Express 408-424 Croydon Road, Beckenham 3.4 48
Beckenham Supermarket (Inpans Ltd) 38-40 High Street, Beckenham 2.6 10
Waitrose & Partners 1 Southend Road, Beckenham 4.3 1045
Sainsbury’s 181 High Street, Beckenham 4 1007

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Crystal Palace

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Crystal Palace could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Performance 360 London Unit 2C Victory Place, London 4.3 31
Bamboo Fitness 1, Paxton Mews, Westow Street, London 4.3 19
The Yoga Edge – Hot Yoga 83 Church Road, London 4.3 127
Crystal Palace Osteopaths & Natural Therapies 10 Westow Street, London 4.3 48
Training Points Fitness & Therapy 6 Cooper’s Yard, London 4.3 89
Unfold Pilates & Stretch Therapy Westow Street, London 4.3 1
Palace Pilates 58, 60 Westow Street, London 4.3 3
The Little Escape Studio 3, Paxton Mews, London 4.3 N/A
DianeAbenPilates 3, Paxton Mews, London 4.3 47
Genysis Studios (Personal Training Crystal Palace) 40 Church Road, London 4.3 2
Kin Wellbeing Studio 79 Church Road, London 4.3 N/A
Train with Labonita 78 Westow Street, London 4.3 89
mojo-me 7, Nesbitt Square, London 4.3 4
Flex & Reset Pilates 4 Anerley Hill, London 4.3 28
Built London 5a Vermont Road, London 4.3 8
Outdoor Yoga London 4.3 N/A
Pilatestar.com 80 Hermitage Road, London 4.3 7
Sarah Brown Yoga 67 Eversley Road, London 4.3 14
Outdoor gym London 4.3 3
Sarah’s Alternative Fitness Crystal Palace Park, Thicket Road, London 4.3 6

How’s the local life around Crystal Palace

There are always activities happening in lively Crystal Palace. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Crystal Palace page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Crystal Palace snapshot.

What type of amenities may you need in Crystal Palace?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Crystal Palace name before moving in the neighbourhood.

In Crystal Palace, what tube and train stations are nearby?

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Crystal Palace to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Crystal Palace London 4 90
Gipsy Hill Gipsy Hill, London 4.3 29

Schools around Crystal Palace

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Crystal Palace vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Marie Ridonat 42B Cintra Park, London N/A N/A
Matryoshki UK Carberry Road, London N/A N/A
Music Rox 62 Gipsy Hill, London 5 1
Fox Hill Cookery School 24 Fox Hill, London N/A N/A
Dulwich Oaks Montessori Nursery School St Margaret Clitherow Church Hall, 22 Dulwich Wood Park, London 4.4 11
St Paul’s Sunbeams Pre School Hamlet Road, London 5 1
Gipsy Hill Federation 188 Gipsy Road, London N/A N/A
Rockmount Primary School Chevening Road, London 4.7 16
Priory School Hermitage Road, London 1 2
Oakwood School 147 Central Hill, London 4.2 16
Paxton Primary School Woodland Road, London 4.6 9
St Mary’s Family Centre, Norwood 2, Our Lady’s Close, Hermitage Road, London 4.3 3
Blossom Time Montessori Nursery – OFSTED REGISTERED Entrance From, Methodist Church Hall, Westow Hill, Cooper’s Yard, London 5 13
Crystal Palace Rainbow Nursery 17 Carberry Road, London N/A N/A
Ballet Ashley 1A Highland Road, London N/A N/A
Singing Lessons with Laura Wakefield Gardens, London N/A N/A
Mr. Jonathan Parkin – Crystal Palace – Clarinet, Saxophone & Piano Teacher 18 Orleans Road, London 5 1
Bright Horizons West Dulwich Day Nursery and Preschool Old Church, 226c Gipsy Road, London 3.7 9
Colby Road Nursery 9B Colby Road, London 5 20
Being free being me The Chevening Hub Upper Norwood Recreational Ground, Chevening Road, London N/A N/A

Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in the area of Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace has 1 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
THE LITTLE ESCAPE 4, Paxton Mews, London N/A N/A

Post offices in the area of Crystal Palace

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Crystal Palace branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Norwood Delivery Office Royal Mail Norwood Delivery Office, 20 Westow Street, London 2.9 42
Norwood Post Office 51-53 Westow Street, London 3 20
Royal Mail 82 Anerley Road, London 2.5 2
Anerley Road Post Office 82 Anerley Road, London 3.5 22

Other nearby neighbourhoods

You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Crystal Palace? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Thornton Heath See the guide here
Elmers End See the guide here
South Norwood See the guide here
Selhurst See the guide here
Norbury See the guide here
Anerley See the guide here
Penge See the guide here
Stoneleigh See the guide here
Upper Norwood See the guide here
Crown Point See the guide here
Gipsy Hill See the guide here
Sydenham See the guide here
West Norwood See the guide here
Streatham See the guide here
Sydenham Hill See the guide here
West Dulwich See the guide here
Forest Hill See the guide here
Dulwich Village See the guide here
Thornton Heath See the guide here
Elmers End See the guide here
South Norwood See the guide here
Selhurst See the guide here
Norbury See the guide here
Anerley See the guide here
Penge See the guide here
Stoneleigh See the guide here
Upper Norwood See the guide here
Crown Point See the guide here
Gipsy Hill See the guide here
Sydenham See the guide here
West Norwood See the guide here
Streatham See the guide here
Sydenham Hill See the guide here
West Dulwich See the guide here
Forest Hill See the guide here
Dulwich Village See the guide here

Looking for something more precise? Have a look at our analysis on the property market at the postcode level

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
SE19 See our property price guide for SE19
SE20 See our property price guide for SE20
SE26 See our property price guide for SE26

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