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 ...

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

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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Great Weekend

Had a great stay on this site. Staff very helpful and friendly. Perfect for visiting London on the bus with our bus passes!!
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Another excellent stay at Crystal Palace

This is the 4th or 5th time we have stayed here. Friendly welcome from both the wardens in the office. Very informative too and eager to tell us that the lease on the site has been extended to next December. Long may it go on as it is an excellent site for visiting and exploring London. This time we also went to Richmond for the day using the rail network (Crystal Palace to Richmond via Clapham Junction). All facilities very clean although dated. We have already booked two visits for 2019
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Very tight

Arrived on time and having read a previous reviewer- that the reception staff were hostile and rude, I asked with trepidation about the disabled facilities. I could not have been more wrong. Without asking the lovely lady warden changed my allocated pitch to ensure that we were by the sanitaire. Was warm and welcoming and faultless. I can understand why some might have found her ‘blunt’ but that was her way. Very lovely couple running the sight and couldn’t have been more helpful. The site itself seemed really cramped but I guess, with land being a premium, it’s going to be. Great travel advice & Great location and will definitely come again.
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Great site for visiting London

Visited: October 2nd-8th. This was our second visit to Crystal Palace. We had so enjoyed our visit in September 2016 that we wanted to get another visit in before the site closed. We arrived on a Tuesday and stayed until the following Monday. The main reason for our visit was to see more of the sights of London. We were very pleased to see that the envelopes of public transport details were still in the information room and we took full advantage of them, travelling out each day using our bus passes. This time we were so busy travelling into London that we didn't visit Crystal Palace Park, a short walk from the site. We did last time and the place where the Crystal Palace once stood is most impressive. The site was just as we remembered it and we enjoyed waking up each morning to see the television mast looming over us - except when it was foggy. As always the site was very well kept and the wardens very pleasant and helpful. We are very pleased that this site has had a twelve month reprieve and have already booked a fortnight for this time next year,
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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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020 8778 7155