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Crystal Palace Park

Thicket Road, London SE20 8DT, England
+44 20 8778 9496
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history in need of TLC

Despite living in London for 30 years or more had never got round to visiting this particular park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
_davidlintin
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Greater London, United Kingdom
not what I expected

quite run down compared to the parks in the city but great views from the heights limited catering... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
chris c
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Thicket Road, London SE20 8DT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite living in London for 30 years or more had never got round to visiting this particular park. Transport From the other side of the river to the park went surprisingly smoothly. Having read about the park and its historical connections it was sad to...More

Thank _davidlintin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

quite run down compared to the parks in the city but great views from the heights limited catering facilities round about so bring a picnic or better still visit Herne Hill much nicer

Thank chris c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I looked up their website a day before our visit and there was no mention that the zoo was closed or that the cafeteria was closed or that the children's playground was partly closed. If I'd known that before I went I would have chosen...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous park packed with nature and things to see and do. Loved all the statues of the dinosaurs and other animals. Beautiful landscape views and walking trails. Plenty of birds & squirrels to see. Wish I had more time to explore the entire park but...More

Thank Sarah_Norwich85
Reviewed 18 May 2017

My 1st impression on arrival is a well kept area With plenty of open space for everyone to come and enjoy There is something for everyone The dinosaurs are so cool and is such a teaching tool for children There are so many different walks...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The park is well kept and has a variaty of water birds, fish and water turtles to look for. If you keep your eyes open you can Find new things on every stroll.

Thank Arvid H
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I would definitely recommend visiting the Crystal Palace park. If you are coming by train then as you leave the railway station it's right on the edge of the park so straight away you are immersed in nature. As well as the national sports centre...More

Thank therichastill
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Truly one of the greatest parks in London... With endless reasons to come and explore. We loved the world famous dinosaurs round the lake and the city farm and petting zoo. If that's not your cup of tea, maybe you'd prefer the expansive walks close...More

Thank TQ2016
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I had never been to see Dinosaur Island and was not disappointed. What an amazing park. Boating lake reasonably priced and our nephews really enjoyed it. Cafe currently closed but there is a catering van close by serving drinks and hot food. Well worth a...More

Thank CFC_Chick
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The park it's easy accessible from the tube station . It has a few totality different Areas . There are long green fields with the amazing Victorian Terrasse . There are beautiful spaces around with open air concert arena and a small pond . Also...More

Thank blajevaina
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joggyjog
Why are people people?
5 January 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Listen to Peter
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Hammad A
can we do BBQ there ?
23 August 2016|
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Response from Dan A | Reviewed this property |
Yes but the signs state you must take all BBQs away with you and must be raised off the grass
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christineleavy
Is there a charge to go into small farm
6 June 2016|
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Response from Giovane B | Reviewed this property |
No charge, but from the afternoon.
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