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 Monday 19th October 2020. 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 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
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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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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Under the Mast

Our first experience of a Caravan Club site left us highly impressed. We needed somewhere accessible to the Tower of London where we were involved in a Tudor Recreation. The site was perfect. Good transport links, excellent shower and toilet block, friendly and helpful staff. The mast in the park lit up at night was stunning. Would urge Lewisham Council to reconsider its plans and allow this site to continue. London needs facilities like this to cater for campers and caravanners.
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Fantastic staff

Just stayed for a few nights and sadly clashed with music festival in the park. Noisy!! However, I must praise the 4 wardens who work incredibly well under extreme circumstances with little or no support. All credit to them as should have be paid danger money. Great job PS we are assured this was a one off event so great base for central London
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What a trip!!!

Had a great time in London Took the train in daily to London Bridge and saw the sites. We walked our feet off! Busy site, met lots of people from around Europe. Crystal Palace park good for cycling Shops nearby, and some ice places to eat. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Excellent Stay

A really pleasant two night stay at the Crystal Palace Site.
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Telephone:
020 8778 7155

Site information

Please Note: From 8 July there will be road works on the main road just outside Crystal Palace site. This will affect travel from the South on the A212 (Crystal Palace Parade/College Road junction A212/A2199) This may cause severe congestion for the next 3 months.