Crystal Palace Caravan Club Site

Old Cople Lane, Crystal Palace Parade, London, London, SE19 1UF

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Following discussions between the London Borough of Bromley Council and the Club, we are pleased to announce that we have been given an extended lease which will enable us to keep the site open until Monday 20th December 2021. 

We know London is a very popular destination and are pleased to enable our members more time to enjoy one of our most popular and historic sites!

The Crystal Palace Club Campsite 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 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 campsite 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. Whether you’re camping, touring in a motorhome or towing a caravan, our London campsites are open to all tourers making it a great location from which to explore.

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 the Transport for London website for more information.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Walking notes:

Good walking routes near the site are in Crystal Palace park and sports complex.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Sainsburys which is a 15 minute walk from the site.

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Directions

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 360 metres, 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.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
SE19 1UF
GPS:
Lat 51.42503 / Lon -0.07315
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OS field ref:
TQ341710
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
K4

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: central London/Oxford Circus
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Crystal Palace
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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A Gem of Tranquility

What a lovely little site! Set in a busy part of London, nestling in woodland right beneath the massive BBC mast, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a rural part of Dorset. I was originally booked in for two nights but liked it so much that I stayed for a further night and would have stayed longer if I could. The facilities are excellent and it must be one of the quietest sites I have ever stayed on with no intrusion form London traffic. Of course location is key and here it scores highly on all fronts. The Crystal Palace Park is excellent, albeit rather busy when I was there thanks to the late September heatwave and there is no end of cycling and even walking opportunities. The lovely Dulwich Village is only about 2 miles away and there is an excellent park there. I didn’t use any public transport but I understand that a bus goes from just outside the camp all the way to the centre of London. The only slight downside of the site, which is not the fault of the site owners is that access is a little tricky, towing a caravan through busy London streets being a bit daunting. I had a much better return journey though, as I ignored Google’s attempts to save journey time by using side streets (invariably having enormous road humps and 20 mph speed limits) and kept to main roads a safer as possible. The icing on the cake is that the site fees are extremely reasonable. I only paid £16 a night which must make it the cheapest overnight accommodation anywhere in London!
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Great couple

Stayed at the site drove up from centenary site new forest impressed with location and site its self but what made it for us was the couple running the site always friendly always smiling always helpful if all the other members of staff at the other sites were like this pair it would be a great improvement for the club well done you two

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Check your Registration Number for Low Emission Zone Charges before you Book

We stayed over the bank holiday weekend in our Mobilvetta Motorhome. The site was lovely. Considering it was in London, it was quiet and well landscaped. We walked into Central London, about 7.5 miles and discovered some lovely places because of this. The only thing that spoiled our stay was that we were charged £100 per day Low Emission Charge by the Mayor of London and it runs midnight to midnight. Depending on vehicle size the charge can be up to £250 per day. We weren't aware of this before we arrived as it is not prominently displayed on the website. You can check your motorhome registration prior to booking to see if you qualify at... https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/low-emission-zone/check-if-your-vehicle-is-affected Because of this unexpected expense we will not be staying again. This is an unfortunate downside for the site and must effect their business. In reflection, it would have been cheaper for us to book into a hotel in the centre. We live and learn
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Excellent for post-lockdown stay

Stayed at Crystal Palace for 5 nights immediately following re-opening on July 4th. Usual warm welcome, the contactless check in worked fine. Really pleased to see that appropriate distancing measures have been implemented in the facilities block - and all guests appeared to be keeping to the simple rules as explained verbally and in writing. Absolutely no worries about visiting again during the Virus restrictions. Thanks again to the CP Staff for a job well done.
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Good location, great site staff with lots to do.

Good location, great site staff with lots to do. As well as the obvious central London attractions we enjoyed the following which are not too far from the site:- - Bridge House Theatre, High Street, Penge - The Poodle Comedy Club, Sydenham Road Check their websites, we all have different tastes when it comes to theatre and comedy, but we enjoyed both. Thanks to all the jolly site staff for keeping the place clean and organised, particularly all the information on how to get to places in London.
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Telephone:
020 8778 7155

Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.