Crystal Palace circuit is a former motor racing circuit in Crystal Palace Park in the Crystal Palace area of south London, England. The route of the track is still largely extant but the roads are now mainly used for access to the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre located in the park, and to events within the upper parts of Crystal Palace Park. Some parts of the track are closed off but part is used for an annual Sprint Meeting held on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, until 2017, when it was held on the August holiday weekend.
The circuit opened in 1927 and the first race, for motorcycles, was on 21 May 1927. The circuit was 1-mile (1.6 km) long, and ran on existing paths through the park, including an infield loop past the lake. The surface had tarmac-covered bends, but the straights only had hard-packed gravel.
|Monday||7:30 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Tuesday||7:30 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Wednesday||7:30 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Thursday||7:30 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Friday||7:30 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
Bryte Legister | Apr 28, 2018
This is a large park with gardens. There is an outdoor performing area and lake surrounded by wooded ground which is great to picnic in. The lake on the other side of the park is popular for its dinosaur sculptures and boating in the summer. The children's zoo is great for anyone to attend and the flower garden is a relatively quiet part of the park although it is near the main road! The Crystal Palace Museum is on the site also. Parking is extensive and free in the park. But it does get busy when the sports facilities are in use or when the fair is in town. It is a really great park for all.
Stevie Ramone | Apr 25, 2018
Brought my 8 year old. He loved the dinosaurs and had a great time on the boating lake. Plenty of ice-cream vans around, decent playground area. Toilets weren't too bad. Shame the cafe wasn't open. Went through the maze and then took him up to the ruins to explain the history of the area. There was a funfair on at the time which was the icing on the cake, great family day out.
Ronnie G | Apr 7, 2018
Visited for fireworks. Very good display but all over in 10 minutes. Considering that you have to pay, I would have enjoyed another 10 minutes at least. No funfair but lots to eat and drink. Very expensive though so if thinking about going this year consider bringing your own munchies. There are a few dinosaur statues in the Park so good for kids if visiting during the day.
Ivan Woodward | Mar 11, 2018
Crystal Palace is one of the best places to stay giving you a choices of transport to the big city, shopping isn't all that and its not the tidiest of places. The Park is great for all your needs weather it be having fun with the kids, sports or just leisure. Take your own food and drink at the moment because there I no facilities except toilets. The park is under going some changes.
Robert Lee-Martin | Mar 15, 2018
Love this place! Huge park. Amazing in the summer! Big lake, child's play area, some old sculptures and statues, lots of space, has the sports ground inside, a maze, gardens and a dinosaur trail! All free! (except the sports hall) has toilets on site and also holds lots of festivals and events throughout the year.
Coralie Sheppard | May 29, 2018
Huge park. Lots to do - with quite a fair amount of walking in between (something to be aware of with little ones) Dinosaurs (none that look like what we know dinosaurs to be today but still good). Good playground - take a bucket and spade! Maze. Small farm. Boating lake - quite expensive but nice big pedalos. Maze is the furthest from everything else
Serena Santamaria | May 31, 2018
I love love love Crystal Palace Park. It has everything my little boy needs. A lovely park to walk and run around and kick a ball. Dinosaurs hiding in the tree. Ducks in the ponds, paddle boats. A lovely playground with a nice sandpits which my son loves. They use to have a nice cafe but they have taken it down and is building something better however it doesnt lower my experience there. And there is so much more.
Tayo Olekwu | May 28, 2018
Fabulous space for a great picnic in nice sunny weather. Lots of manicured grass space to run around in, set up tents, have a barbeque, play football ( you get the idea). Great for families with young children who enjoy outdoor activities. The park is gorgeous and there are many interesting areas to explore.Only downside is the children play area could do with a bit of an up grade. My boys found the spiral slide was a bit of a bumpy ride that hurt their elbows when they slid down. Saying that though, Our favourite spot in the children's play area was the sand pit. We absolutely loved the dinosaur eggs and bones.
simon hall | Jun 5, 2018
Beautiful park with loads of different things to explore. I love the faded grandeur of the Italian Terraces and the fantastic dinosaurs by the lake. The pedello boats are not horrendously expensive as these things go (at least in London). It also has a decent kids play area and the maze is fun too (don't think you'll be in and out in 5 minutes). The only reason it isn't 5 stars is it would be nice it there were a couple more toilets available for the public.
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