Crystal Palace Club Campsite

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

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

LOW 10% refundable deposit & FREE cancellations*

**Updated 03 January 2023** Following further discussions between the London Borough of Bromley Council and the Club, we are pleased to announce that the Council has agreed to grant a longer lease which will potentially enable us to keep the site open for bookings until late 2024 with pitches available 13 months ahead

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 within the Club network for 2024.

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, Victoria train station and terminates at Whitehall. 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 Club campsite is situated within the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) which means you may need to pay a fee based on your vehicle's emissions, age and weight. The best way to find out is to use the Transport for London Low Emission Zone Checker. To avoid any late payment penalties, it's best to set up an Auto Pay account before you travel and then the appropriate payment is taken automatically when you drive into the zone.

*Book a stay at any UK Club campsite with a LOW 10% fully refundable deposit per booking and FREE cancellations and amendments up to 21 days before arrival (minimum deposit £20). Applies to any non-promotional booking.

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
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

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

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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
  • 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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Long Weekend in London

Crystal Palace Club Campsite
We stayed at Crystal Palace for a music gig in central London on Friday night and some weekend shopping and sightseeing. The welcome from the staff was friendly and helpful and included a comprehensive briefing on temporary changes to the bus service due to roadworks. The facilities were imaculate as always and the site overall was clean and tidy. We used both bus and trains to get into London both convenient to access from the site with a short walk. I recommend checking out the shops and cafes in Crystal Palace in the area known as The Triange, if you like carrot cake visit Colairo's in Westow St. for coffee and cake - the best I've had and a generous portion. I hope the Club can continue to keep this site open because it is an absolute gem.

Hutchmo

Motorhomer from Kent

Reviewed on 02/11/2023 15:29

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Great site for London

Crystal Palace Club Campsite
Stayed last month - it's a great site and perfect for visiting London. Unfortunately Transport for London fined us as Google maps sent us off the South Circular into the ULEZ for 2 mins at Clapham and appeal unsuccessful .... so we'll be saving up before we come again! The ULEZ zone has now been extended but we all want cleaner air and we have no issue with that. It was still a great place to stay - would recommend.

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Campervanner

Reviewed on 18/09/2023 14:51

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Good base for visiting London -BUT!

Crystal Palace Club Campsite
On arrival, after a difficult journey we were allocated a pitch which is fine. On trying to get the caravan into its correct position our Motor mover wouldn't work. So for nearly an extremely stressful hour of not really knowing what to do(the van was stuck in the middle of the access road to the pitches), I could see a warden gardening close by so I went to tell him our predicament -I don't know how he didn't notice us struggling. He immediately said, oh it's because of the tower- there was a BBC communications tower right next to the site-he said it can affect the remote control on the movers. So why on earth were we not forwarned of the when checking in?? After the extremely stressful journey, and then this, we were ready for heading off thinking the mover was broken. Luckily there was nothing pitched opposite so we managed to reverse the van to the pitch with the car. Had there been something there we would not have been able to do it. On reading the site information after , it mentions motor movers could be affected by the tower, but who reads that before getting pitched up? This is an extremely serious communication failure and should be addressed. ALL visitors should be advised on checking in and it should be noted on the site information big and bold! Besides all of this, it is a good base for visiting London.

Jcwood

Caravanner

Reviewed on 07/09/2023 08:02

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Excellent location and welcome but ….

Crystal Palace Club Campsite
Friendly welcome and was given some good tips getting to Kennington and London, that’s where the positives end. After reading some positive reviews I felt happy booking this site. On arrival we were greeted by loud ‘garage’ type music coming from a festival in the park. This in my opinion should have been highlighted on booking or in a follow up email? The site itself is tired and not as well kept as other sites we’ve used. Probably down to he fact it could be closing? Our pitch was near the toilet block which is very tired again probably don’t wish to spend the money. It had good hedging to hide to hide the toilet block but it didn’t mask the noise of the door slamming shut day and night. The showers were dirty, not from lack of cleaning by the wardens but people not cleaning up after themselves. On the final day they had to close the facilities as they had become blocked. The wardens had to unblock them, and I take my hat off to them. The wardens were lovely but as I said that’s the only positive.

Becky1969

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Reviewed on 01/08/2023 17:59

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Great site, very close to central London. I have stayed several times and although in Greater London the site is peaceful and quiet on the edge of a large park. Good facilities and helpful staff.

IDhenry

Reviewed on 17/07/2023 11:01

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Site contact details

Telephone:
020 8778 7155

Site information

Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

Please note that we are currently upgrading onsite Wi-Fi across our UK Club campsites. For a short period of time there may be limitations to the Wi-Fi service provided and a FREE Wi-Fi hotspot only. Please see camc.com/wifi for further information.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

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