Crystal Palace Park




  Tunnel entrance

Walk instructions are given from Penge West Station but Crystal Palace Station is on the route. Crystal Palace Parade is served by several bus routes. The Great Exhibition, in a building designed by Joseph Paxton, opened in May 1851 in Hyde Park and was a great success. The Crystal Palace, as it became known, was rebuilt in Sydenham in 1852-4 where it was increased in size and set within a park providing additional attractions. It had mixed fortunes until in November 1936 it was destroyed in a spectacular fire.

Cafe in the park and pubs/cafes
at Crystal Palace Parade

3 miles, mainly path & pavement walking. Climb and steps at top site The walk looks at the legacy of the Crystal Palace. It mainly follows the marked heritage trail within the park but includes associated railway features outside.

This walk can be combined with my Upper Norwood and/or Penge routes for a longer walk.

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