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Crystal Palace Park

#235 of 1 910 things to do in London
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A good place for a winter walk

There is plenty to look at on a winter walk. Lovely trees and shrubs abound the paths. The paths... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Very large park and plenty to see. Last summer I spent three days a week with grandchildren who loved the playground

Really relaxing or much walking as it's so large. My grandchildren really loved the playground and... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is plenty to look at on a winter walk. Lovely trees and shrubs abound the paths. The paths themselves aren’t muddywhich is a bonus. There is a very attractive restoration being done on the large cafe. It looked almost ready to open. The dinosaurs...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ceciliamorrison
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Really relaxing or much walking as it's so large. My grandchildren really loved the playground and made many friends. A great place also for relaxing and parking is so simple.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank StephJ999
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The park is worth visiting , especially for the dinosaurs.. which were a lot more impressive than i expected.. the sixties sports centre and the other buildings have not aged well and the upkeep is third world..but its still a pleasant place to visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sidetrack2013
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

crystal Palace Park is exceptional. It has a huge cafe (currently under construction), a children's play area. Dinosaurs and a lake where you can hire small paddle boats. It has winding walks giving beautiful views over the park and also a gigantic leisure centre which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank zeeshan a
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Considering the rich and beautiful history of this park, it seems quite poorly maintained and dull. Bit worn looking- we went on a sunny day too!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bethykinss
Reviewed 11 November 2018

There are many places in the park where there isn’t a building in sight. This wonderful expanse of green and many trees is a great resource for South London. It contains the national sports centre - so useful if you play squash or badminton. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diana186338
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Crystal Palace Park is what i classify as a little gem of a place. Ive been here many many times as it is one of my favourite parks in London to Visit. It has parking available and there is so much to do there. You...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hott2death83
Reviewed 2 November 2018

There is a lot to see in this park. A walking tour guide leaflet is available from the information office near the Penge entrance, but this is only open occasionally at weekends. The cafe is currently closed and is being completely rebuilt - it will...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Crystal Palace Park is probably the easiest location to find in south London, as it is the site of the BBC's Aerial Transmitter. Built in 1956 and standing a full 219 m tall,it can be seen from a great distance. Once there you will find...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ilari0n
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Crystal Palace Park is beautiful and set in a vibrant area. Amazing trees, wildlife (woodpeckers, firecrests, jays) and open space. A sports centre, play area, the dinosaurs, boating lake, Museum, and tons of history in the remains of the old Crystal Palace. What's really lovely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from jono1111 | Reviewed this property |
Yep agree with the others. Enjoy it's a lovely park
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