Local area guide

Living in Crystal Palace

Thinking about moving to Crystal Palace? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Crystal Palace

Why Crystal Palace is a good place to live

You would be hard-pressed to find a place as charming as Crystal Palace.

Imagine waking up in the morning, pulling open your curtains, and being greeted with an impressive view over the capital city because living in Crystal Palace gives you this luxury daily, standing 367 feet (112m) above sea level and being one of London's highest points.

Apart from the eye-catching views, Crystal Palace offers a diverse range of shops, cafes, and restaurants for your enjoyment.

One of the significant perks of moving to Crystal Palace is its transport links. With several local train stations (including the London Overground) and bus routes galore, connecting to other parts of London is an absolute breeze.

What's Crystal Palace famous for?

Crystal Palace is famous for the dazzling spectacle that was the Great Exhibition of 1851, showcased in an all-glass structure known as The Crystal Palace.

This grand structure was relocated and subsequently lost to a fire, yet its memory lives on in the area. Even from different parts of London, you can spot two television transmitter masts that make Crystal Palace easily identifiable.

Also, it boasts Crystal Palace Park, home to an intriguing dinosaur sculpture trail that draws crowds from far and wide.

Things to do in Crystal Palace

Enjoy the beautiful Crystal Palace park with its Victorian dinosaurs, enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the lake, or stretch out on the endless green grass.

Or if you fancy a day filled with authentic food and great drink, visit the Crystal Palace Triangle, where you'll find a great range of restaurants and boutiques galore to explore.

For those wanting something a bit more peaceful, consider a relaxing stroll and feeding the ducks at South Norwood Lake, all while absorbing the fantastic views Crystal Palace has to offer.

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Transport in Crystal Palace

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Local connections

Crystal Palace
National Rail
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
Penge West
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Gipsy Hill
National Rail
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Penge East
National Rail
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Sydenham (London)
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km

Schools in Crystal Palace

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Education in Crystal Palace

Paxton Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2022)
Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Sydenham High School, GDST
Ages: 4 - 19 years old
James Dixon Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2014)
St John's Church of England Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)

Local pubs in Crystal Palace

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  • Everyman

    Crystal Palace, London, SE19

    More than a cinema. Join us for the top films, events, drinks, food, and private hires.

  • Bridge House

    London SE20

    Nestled between Penge & Crystal Palace, we are perfectly located outside of one of london's best parks.