Living in Crystal Palace area information and guide

Crystal Palace area overview

The fantastically named Crystal Palace in south London is named after the huge glass building that hosted the Great Exhibiton in Hyde Park in 1851 before being moved to south London (it was destroyed by fire in 1936). The area is home to its namesake premier league side. It is also home to The impressive Crystal Palace National Sports Centre which has a gym, 50m pool, exercise classes, sports hall, rock climbing, indoor/outdoor football, an athletics track, a dance studio and most importantly trampolines!

Crystal Palace park has been recently refurbished and the area has attracted new shops and restaurants and seems to be on the up. It is physically quite far from central London but with the overground and jubilee line residents can be in Bond Street in 35 minutes, which isn't bad going.

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Key statistics for
Crystal Palace SE19

Rentonomy Ratings1
Price:
Transport:
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Type:
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Global Fusion
< 20 years old
Jamaica, Republic of Ireland, India
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Crystal Palace?

Crystal Palace contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Gipsy Hill (SE19 1)
  • Crystal Palace (SE19 2)
  • Harold Road (SE19 3)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Crystal Palace

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Crystal Palace
Overground
Monument (26 min)
Gipsy Hill
Southern
Victoria (25 min)
Anerley
Overground
Monument (25 min)
Thornton Heath
Southern
Victoria (24 min)
Norwood Junction
Overground
Monument (24 min)
Penge West
Overground
Monument (23 min)
Selhurst
Southern
Victoria (26 min)
Norbury
Southern
Victoria (21 min)
Sydenham Hill
Southeastern
Victoria (14 min)
Birkbeck
Southern
London Bridge (32 min)
West Norwood
Southern
Victoria (25 min)
Penge East
Southeastern
Victoria (17 min)
Sydenham
Overground
Monument (21 min)
Kent House
Southeastern
Victoria (19 min)
Elmers End
Southeastern
London Bridge (26 min)
West Dulwich
Southeastern
Victoria (12 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
 
<20
 
20 - 29
 
30 - 39
 
40 - 49
 
50 - 69
 
60 - 74
 
75+
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Jamaica

Jamaica

12% of non-UK born population

Republic of Ireland

12% of non-UK born population

India

8% of non-UK born population

Type: Global Fusion

Here we have lots of young working people living in metropolitan terraces from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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Pubs & Bars
Restaurants & Cafes
Open spaces
Shops & Markets

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