Crystal Palace Caravan Club Site (REF : CRY)

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

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  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

We are pleased to announce that The London Borough of Bromley Council has recently informed us that the plans to redevelop the area where Crystal Palace Club Site is located, have been temporarily postponed. These redevelopment plans would have closed the Crystal Palace Club site forever, from the end of December 2018.

Following discussions between the Council and the Club, we have agreed terms for a short term lease while they plan the redevelopment works. This lease will enable us to keep the site open until mid-December 2019. There is a possibility that the lease could be extended further, but this will be communicated to our members later next year.

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!

Crystal Palace 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 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.

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.

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:
177
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
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Another excellent stay at Crystal Palace

We have stayed here many times. As mentioned by other people it is an excellent site from which to visit London. The number 3 bus leaves from a stop 100 yards from the site entrance and that takes you straight to Trafalgar Square passing Brixton and the Imperial War Museum. We use our bus passes for the buses and this time we also used our Oyster Cards to go to Chiswick on the train via Clapham Junction. Very friendly staff and the site and facilities are very clean and tidy. Hopefully an extension to the lease will be given. An enjoyable stay!
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Simple site for visiting London

This is a difficult site to review as it has a whole different reason for existing. This site is all about its close proximity to central London and the ease of visiting everything that the great city holds. Transport links are fantastic with a Bus Station a few minutes walk away and a Train Station about 15 minutes walk. From those two you can get to all corners of London with regularity that any other City would love to have. Crystal Palace park is great for wandering and the Prehistoric monsters are unique. Facilities in the park are great for all. There are good shops nearby for stocking up. The site itself is best described as basic. It has all of the facilities that are required, EHU, Toilet/Shower block along with the essential water/waste facilities. There is no grass and awning erection would be difficult. Pitches are smaller than average. None of this is important as not about relaxing holidays. I just hope that the Club manage to get a decent extension to their lease (A trick missed years ago when it was offered.
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City site

This is an ideal site for visiting London. Whilst i have only given it 3 stars for families, it is an ideal base for families visiting London. It is situated adjacent to Crystal Palace Park and is within walking distance of Crystal Palace triangle (with wonderful views over the city from Gipsy Hill). It is a very peaceful site considering the close proximity of the busy roads. There is a Shell petrol station 100yds from site, 2 railway stations relatively close by (Crystal Palace and Sydenham) and very regular bus services. For people who like to explore on foot, there is good signage for the Green Chain route.

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Please work hard to keep this site open

Brilliant Site for visiting London, little noisy from the Crystal Palace Transmitter. But good location, Local council clearly do not appreciate amount of money put into local economy.
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This site must be saved.

This site is unique being one of only 2 in london within easy distance of the city The staff are the most helpfull you can want for. Somthing must be done in the next year to save this site from being built on. London needs this amazing asset not more sad eyesore flats or homes for the rich.
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