The Subway is a beautifully designed and crafted relic of Victorian construction, built to provide access to the Crystal Palace for first-class rail passengers. It will shortly be reopened for the first time in many years, following completion of a major restoration project.
Hiring the Subway
For information about hiring the Subway for an event, please email the Crystal Palace Park Trust events team.
The Palace was originally served by two railway stations: Crystal Palace Low Level station (still in use), which opened in 1854, and the High Level Station, designed by Charles Barry Junior, which opened in 1865 on the western side of Crystal Palace Parade. It was intended that first-class passengers should enter the Palace through groined arches of coloured brick and stone, leading to a vestibule roofed with glass and iron, the grandeur of which was considered a fitting approach to the Crystal Palace.
If you are interested in hiring the Subway for an event, please email the Crystal Palace Park Trust events team.
For historical information about the site collated as part of a community heritage project led by local people, visit the Friends of Crystal Palace Subway website.