Crystal Palace Caravan Club Site (REF : CRY)

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

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

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
Plan a route to this site
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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Had better days

We have just got back from four days her the reception staff although efficient came across very abrupt, the site looked very tired with weeds growing on most pitches. The showers where not at there best would benefit a deep clean. On the up side good position to get in to central London and plenty of wildlife around be careful of the fox always on the look out for left out rubbish bags.
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Excellent Location & A Friendly Welcome

Upon arrival we were asked if our journey down went well and had we had a good day. Then we were asked if we were seeing anything in particular in London during our 2 night stay. When I said we were going to Madame Tussauds the lady at reception promptly gave me a leaflet that explained what bus or train we needed to catch, where it would drop us off in central London and what tube we should catch to get to Baker Street where Madame Tussauds is situated! Brilliant! She also explained how the system for payment worked on the buses, which is by Oyster card or credit/debit card via contactless (she told us that only 1 ticket at a time can be purchased with contactless so as to stop any thieves maxing your card if they got it on a further bus - so if there are 2 of you travelling you will need a contactless card each or buy an Oyster card from the newsagent down the road from the bus stop - No3 to Trafalgar Square) the site was very clean, facilities good if a little dated but overall what a brilliant location for sight seeing in London. Also although we did not go there, Crystal Palace town is about a 15 minute walk away with a myriad of pubs and eateries. A REAL SHAME that this site will close in December 2018.
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Terrible Customer Service

This site was the worst site we ever visited. We came to this site in the morning, it was before 12 and we were in a hurry so we asked politely if we could check in a bit early. The lady there said no, and said that they weren't supposed to book us in early. "It is the rule, if you don't know the rules then read the rule book!" She shouted. We were astonished by her rude treatment. She told us to leave immediately. I told my son to stay there. I left my son there while we went out of the site. Then, my son saw her let others book into the site before 12. So my son contacted me and told me about it. I came over and asked the lady why she booked other people in before 12. We pointed out that she said that it was the rules and she wouldn't allow us in. She called the manager out. The manager's name was Kay, if I didn't remember it wrongly, and he was mean and rude and told us to leave instead of helping us. They were supposed to help us, as a staff's duty is to help the customer, not argue with the customer. I honestly felt that they were racist, as we were Asians travelling in a campervan around the UK for the first time. They cancelled our booking without our agreement and told us to leave. I couldn't believe how awfully they treated us. I have never received such filthy service and treatment. In addition, we went around to have a look at the pitches and the environment of the Crystal Palace. The toilet was dirty and not well-maintained, all the pitches were small and packed. It was in a terrible condition. I will never visit this site, and advise others not to visit as well.

Comment from the Club

We are sorry to read that you are unhappy with your recent visit to our Site. On the morning of your arrival, there was a high number of departures (33 in total) due out by 12.00pm, which is why we ask people to arrive after 12 noon in order for the team to manage these correctly. When you arrived at approximately 11.00am, the site had already turned away two other early arrivals and subsequently had to turn away a fourth, as there were no available pitches on the site ready. Just before 12 noon, the site was ready for new arrivals, as all guests had departed, and subsequently the staff accepted a new arrival. You would also have been welcome to pitch at this point. 

We want to clearly assert that you were not discriminated against on any basis. All our guests are treated equally, as illustrated.

We hope this clears up any confusion.

 

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So sad this site is closing 😢

We visit this site regularly, staff do a wonderful job maintaining the site. Love the new dog walk. We will miss you when you close down ☹️
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2 days at the palace

o what can I say top run site get there before they build hooses on site just as the site says great to visit London and the no 3 bus to Trafalgar square £3 return only thing I am waiting on is on my journey to the M1 the sat nav sent me through Westminster and It will likely cost me money and I hate spending my hard end cash to the government but we seen a lot of London and went to lizzies house at Buckingham
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Site contact details

Telephone:
020 8778 7155

Site information

Please note that Crystal Palace Club site will close on 17 December 2018, as our lease comes to an end. Following discussions with the landlords we have been informed that the lease will unfortunately not be renewed for 2019. We would like to thank all members who have stayed at this site over the years. If you’re looking to stay near London we can recommend Abbey Wood or Alderstead Heath Club sites, both with good connections into London.

Due to repairs being carried out on our barriers, there will delays when entering the site on Saturday 22 September.