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- Close to London and all the great attractions
- Open all year long
- Tent campers welcome
Crystal Palace Caravan Club Site is ideally placed for visitors who are keen to visit London and all its attractions. The number 3 bus near the caravan park departs regularly and goes into London via Brixton, Lambeth Bridge, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and terminates on Oxford Street. The bus operates all through the night so late night theatre goers need not worry about returning to site.
As well as London itself, the site is ideally situated for annual events such as the Ideal Home Exhibition, the London to Brighton mini run, the London Marathon, the Chelsea Flower show, Wimbledon and of course Christmas and New Year events.
If you need a break from the capital, Crystal Palace is a delightful community in its own right with plenty of pubs, shops and restaurants all within walking distance. The huge park next door still displays the ruins of the iconic Crystal Palace which unfortunately burnt down in 1936. The local museum open at weekends is well worth a visit to see pictures of the Palace as it was. Also within the park are Paxton's dinosaurs surrounding a lovely boating lake, playgrounds, cafe plus a national sports centre complete with a public swimming pool, play area and maze, and it is an ideal venue for cycling and walking. It is possible to cycle into London using route 23 of the National Cycle Network which starts in Dulwich, home to the Picture Gallery.
Please note - this site is situated within the London Low Emission Zone. Visit http://www.tfl.gov.uk/lezlondon for more information.
Crystal Palace welcomes tent campers and has tent pitches available to both members and non-members. Pitches can be booked online or by phone - To do this and to find out further tent camping information, take a look at the Crystal Palace tent camping page...
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Jumbo tent pitches
- Coach stations
Streatham (London): High Road Coach Stop — 2.4 miles
2.4 miles New Cross (London): Coach Stop — 3.7 miles
3.7 miles Lewisham (London): Coach Stop — 3.8 miles
- Train stations
Gipsy Hill Rail Station — 0.4 miles
0.4 miles Crystal Palace Rail Station — 0.5 miles
0.5 miles Sydenham Hill Rail Station — 0.6 miles
- Ferry ports
St George Wharf Pier — 4.8 miles
4.8 miles Masthouse Terrace Pier — 4.8 miles
4.8 miles Greenwich Pier — 4.9 miles
London City Airport — 7.6 miles
7.6 miles Biggin Hill Airport — 7.9 miles
7.9 miles London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 — 16.3 miles
From West on A205 (south Circular): go past Dulwich College on right continue onwards for 0.5 mile to the traffic lights with the Grove Pub on the left. Turn right at these lights for 400 yards, then turn right again at the next set of traffic lights onto Sydenham Hill road. Go up the hill to the mini roundabout and turn right again still on Sydenham Hill Road. After 1 mile at the mini roundabout the site entrance will be straight ahead. From the East exit M25 at junction 2: follow signpost for A2 London, then take A205 (South Circular) to Catford. After going under the railway bridge turn left onto A212 signposted Sydenham and Crystal Palace. Go through Sydenham up Westwood Hill to the very top, at the mini roundabout the site is on left. Note: care required at the 2 mini roundabouts at site entrance. When office closed please use the late arrival area (open all night). Security barriers for entry to pitches. Beware of using Sat Nav as this may direct you across the centre of London (congestion charge) or on unsuitable roads for caravans and motorhomes.
Lovely boating lake
Ideal for cyclists and walking
Cafe on site
- Horniman Museum and Gardens (1.2 miles)
- Greenwich Market (4.4 miles)
- Greenwich Park (4.5 miles)
- Morden Hall Park (5.3 miles)
- George Inn (5.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.