Welcome to Crystal Palace Park, one of the country’s most important and historic green spaces. It is well served by public transport, with multiple rail and bus routes and numerous points of entry.
By bus: view detailed information on TFL’s bus routes.
By car: there are four free car parks within the park, accessible via the Thicket Road, Anerley Hill and Crystal Palace Park Road entrances. We encourage visitors to the Park to consider a public transport or carbon free mode of transport where possible.
The Park gates will be open by 7.30am every day.
Park gates will be closed at the following times throughout the year
March: 8.00pm BST / 6.30pm GMT
October: 7.00pm BST / 5.00pm GMT
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These timings are approximate - for access to individual attractions please check our Things To Do Section.
The Information Centre is located near the Penge entrance of the park, opposite the café. It is manned by volunteers at weekends from 11am to 3pm.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries outside of these times.
Crystal Palace Park is one of South London's largest public parks, situated in the Borough of Bromley, at the meeting point of four other boroughs (Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham, and Southwark).
At the top of the 200-acre Grade II* listed park is the site where Sir Joseph Paxton’s large glass Crystal Palace stood between 1854 and 1936, when it was tragically destroyed in a spectacular fire. The park is also home to some full-size dinosaur models built by the Victorians, the National Sports Centre, a children’s farm, a playground, a maze, an outdoor concert platform, boating and fishing lakes and plenty of green space to run about in.