The Terraces, spanning the high ridge of Crystal Palace Park, were designed by Sir Joseph Paxton and are Grade II listed. The upper terrace was the site of the Palace, with steps descending to the Italian Terraces and their sculptures, some of which remain in place.
The future of the Terraces
The Terraces were designed by Sir Joseph Paxton and built from 1852–54. Discussions are ongoing to determine an approach to further conservation works as part of the wider strategic regeneration plan for the park.
The steps between the Terraces are flanked by three pairs of sphinxes, also Grade II listed, which were restored in 2016. Visitors are free to enjoy these treasures, but please help us preserve them for future generations to enjoy by treating them with care and respect.