Crystal Palace Park
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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Anthony
Beckenham, UK8 contributions
Nov 2020
Fantastic park, much busier in recent months due to Covid. Be aware that any food and drink facilities here are always rammed at peak times during the weekend. The new cafe lets the park down, it seems to have been designed in a way that it can never cope with demand (even in regular weekend days outside of Covid lockdown, the queues can be large). So recommend taking your own snacks and a thermos.
Written November 24, 2020
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I’m The Decoy
Fareham, UK6 contributions
May 2022
This is a very large park in a nice area of London. You can access it directly from the train station. There are various statues etc dotted about to look at and food stands for refreshments. There is also a maze although we didn't try this out and a boating lake. I mainly went to see the dinosaurs, some of which in late spring are hidden by the foliage, but it is wonderful to see these quirky bits of history peeking out at you. There are various information panels showing you what creature they are supposed to be and how modern ideas have changed since the Victorians. When we visited in May, there were various baby waterfowl swimming around the dinosaurs which was wonderful.
Written May 23, 2022
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guggetravel
auckland179 contributions
Aug 2019
Used to go here as a kid when I was about 10. Now I'm nearly 70, a visit back was on the cards. All I remember was creeping round the pathways to encounter great dinosaurs leering out at you, These have all been put in different places but still hold a certain charm. The park itself is lovely with wide open spaces for families to enjoy, formal boulevards, statuary and a nice little tearoom serving tea and cakes. All very peaceful in the hustle and bustle of South London. Was particularly struck by the amount of brickwork involved int the railway station, but I'm an architect so that should say something. Get a chance to spend an hour or two up there it is well worth it.
Written July 8, 2020
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Karen
Pakistan3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Absolutely stinky, the pond water was writhing with seggsual diseases that looked ready to go airborne. The local teenagers clearly have been frolicking and performing coitus on top of the dinosaurs. Disgusting
Written July 5, 2021
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marctur
Warrington, UK26 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
What an amazing place to visit, just take a walk around this amazing park, the cafe is wonderful and serves great snacks, children are running wild with excitement and the park is full of joggers, walkers and many happy faces.
A hidden treasure.
Marc A Turner, Warrington based Artist
Written March 8, 2020
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,588 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Crystal Palace Park is the site of the World Exhibition held in London in the early 1850s. Remnants of the building are still evident. Today the park is popular with families, walkers and runners and other groups. The park has some good dinosaur models which will amuse young and old alike. The maze is also a favourite. It is easy walk although parts are undulating.
Written October 9, 2022
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ste141
Exeter, UK149 contributions
Jul 2020
I used to come here, when I was a child, with my parents and sister. I remember my dad would park the car somewhere and we would go and watch the athletics. If it was a Sunday, we would go there and ride the horses and visit the zoo. I arrived at the station and to climb three or four flights of steps to the top. The park was on my right. As it was a hot and sunny day, I took my time to walk round. The dinosaurs and the athletics track were still there, along with the leisure centre. But, the zoo seemed to have gone. There was a college with some goats outside it, where the horses used to be. They now had put in a play area for the children. As it's very big and spacious, I had no problems about getting too close to anybody. I got very tired, so I didn't get to see all of it. I will go back again and I recommend this park to everyone.
Written August 10, 2020
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Crypalace
United Kingdom12 contributions
Feb 2020
This park requires at least four hours for you to see everything .Children's farm, Maze, Boating lake,Stone animals ,Children's play area,Sports centre, Restaurant and much more .Great for adults as well as the kids .Highly recommended.
Written February 16, 2020
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John Speller
Dagenham, UK613 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
I went here with our four year old grandson, who loves dinosaurs. It was a long journey for us from Hornchurch - our grandson also loves trains - and I was disappointed with the dinosaurs. I thought that you would be able to go right up to them, not have to see them from a distance. They did look a bit shabby. The rest of the park is not bad: a nice big play area with a sand pit, nice trees and flowers. The benches near the station was a nice touch. It is quite hilly though, so not for people with mobility problems. We would not rush back here.
Written September 3, 2021
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Peter Dink
Brighton, UK4 contributions
Sep 2020
The PD recently visited CP.. That's me..

I got lost.. and that's the best part of it all!

Scary Dragons! Freaky Deep Ponds! Lovely staff..

I was pulled from the swamps of the Crystal Palace ponds after taking a wrong step.. Wandering through the expansive parks, brutalist architecture, ancient trees, and a great park.. but back to the pond.

More fool me for trying to go on a boat.. didn't know you had to pay.. I guess I paid in soaking.. heh..

10/10 PD
Written November 26, 2020
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  • Mon - Fri 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM


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