Boasting sweeping views of London from its high vantage point, Crystal Palace is home to antique shops, hip cafes and a park filled with the world’s oldest dinosaur sculptures. Browse the stalls at Haynes Market for vintage items, check out local pubs and restaurants, and see a Premier League football game at Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace restaurants and pubs

Insider's guide to Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace Sphinx
Blogger Shapa Begum

Visiting Crystal Palace

Local blogger Shapa Begum has shone a spotlight on Crystal Palace's tucked-away treasures, from independent bookshops to foodie hotspots.

Read Shapa's area guide to Crystal Palace to find out where to rummage for vintage delights and where to feast on brunch and cakes.

Easy to reach, Crystal Palace is well connected to Central London, with trains from London Bridge taking just under 30 minutes, so you really have no excuse not to visit!