The Crystal Palace Park is a 200 acre pleasure park that surrounded that Crystal Palace before it burned down.
The Crystal Palace Park is a 200 acre pleasure park that surrounded that Crystal Palace before it burned down. There is a wide range of things to see and do, including dinosaur replicas, hedge maze, a boating lake, fishing, an athletics stadium, Olympic-sized pool and an open air concert bowl by a lake among other things. Full size Victorian concrete and cast iron dinosaurs in the geological landscape around the tidal lake are the highlight of the park.
Sydenham Hill Wood is a reserve that is the remnant of the hornbeam and oak woodland that once covered South London
The Dulwich Picture Gallery was the first purpose-built art gallery in England
The Horniman Museum is a fine museum with an eclectic Natural History collection of stuffed animals, an aquarium and world musical instruments from different eras on display in an Art Nouveau building
Brockwell Park is a large hilly green parkwith a Lido, children's play area, paddling pool, cafe, flower gardens, sports facilities, BMX track and several ponds
Fairfield Halls is an arts centre with a concert hall and the Ashcroft Theatre
The Nestle Tower is the famous UK headquarters of Nestle and one of the tallest towers in England
The Whitgift Almshouses were formerly the Hospital of the Holy Trinity, with a fine Tudor courtyard in the complex
The Croydon Clocktower is a listed Grade II building that is an arts, museum and library complex
The Museum of Croydon in the Croydon Clocktower traces the history of Croydon and includes the Riesco Gallery
Exhibitions on the gifted black composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) who lived most of his life in Croydon, are on display