Crystal Palace Club Campsite

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

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Following ongoing discussions between the London Borough of Bromley Council and the Club, we are pleased to announce that we have been granted an extended lease which will enable us to keep the site open for bookings up to and including Sunday 18th September 2022 and bookings can be made now.

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!

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, Trafalgar Square 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.

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.

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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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Crystal Palace Club Campsite
We booked the site with a view to using it as a bese to spring from to do as much of London as possible and Crystal Palace was perfect for this. I marked the site down on the noise aspect due to traffic and emergency service sirens which the site has no control of but everything else is fine. The staff were very helpful and arrival was sorted out and was all very pleasnt. We set up and thats where the car stayed until we left as the bus service is brilliant and a special message to the TFL bus station operative whos advice was so useful. The number 3 and the 463 will get you to both parts of London and return for £3.30. The TFL website is fantastic and we were able to plan all our visits with absolute accuracy even down to how far you have to walk and would thoughly reccomend this. Couple of other points to make are that the mast disables your motor mover remote so prepare to manouver with it still attached. The caravan alarm remote was affected but not completely. I finish with a note to thank the staff for a brilliant but tiring stay.

cooperman181

Caravanner

Reviewed on 21/06/2022 21:57

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So convenient for seeing London’s sights.

Crystal Palace Club Campsite
The site itself is perfectly located, far enough away from the busy city centre but easy to travel to and fro by rail or bus. On arrival we received a warm and friendly welcome and this set the tone for the two weeks we were there. The staff could not be more hardworking, helpful and friendly-they really are an asset to the site. The facilities are a little tired but understandable when the future of the site has been so uncertain. However the staff kept them clean and well stocked. My only wish would be for the pitches to all have a grassed area for the awning and for seating. All in all, a quiet and well run site in a really convenient location. We would happily stay again.

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Reviewed on 21/06/2022 20:40

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Nice site but hardstanding pitches NOT suitable to put an awning up on !

Crystal Palace Club Campsite
Had a pleasant stay . Quiet site. The only problem we had was we were on a hardstanding pitch and it was impossible to erect an awning. You cannot drive the tent pegs in at all !

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Reviewed on 05/05/2022 16:02

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We had a lovely week at Crystal Palace, it is so easy to get into London. The number 3 bus stop is a few minutes from the site entrance, this takes you to Whitehall/Horse Guards, once there it is easy to visit any part of London. Also if you are lucky you can travel on London buses for free by using your bus pass. To use the tube get off the bus at Brixton. We didn't spend much time on the site itself so can't comment on much about the site. From the site you can walk through Crystal Palace park and walk into Crystal Palace town. We didn't move our car from when we arrived to when we left, apart from a quick visit to the petrol station to fill up with fuel. The only thing we feel should be addressed is that we were told the site entrance was in the Low Congestion area,, we registered with the Low Emissions zone but at no point did we receive any charges, which was most welcome All in all a lovely visit, one that we shall certainly do again

Dad1923

Reviewed on 30/04/2022 18:11

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Crystal Palace Club Campsite
Just home from a fantastic week at Crystal palace club site. Brilliant site with good facilities on either hard standing or grass. Site is well maintained and the site wardens are very pleasant and helpful. £3.30 return busfare into London well worth it all though each passenger has to have their own card to pay with.. nice to see the site managers potting plants ready for the hanging baskets. Looking forward to seeing them blooming in the summer.

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Reviewed on 24/04/2022 18:15

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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.

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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