The dinosaurs of south London have endured a somewhat turbulent history since their creation in 1852 to celebrate the relocation of the Crystal Palace from Hyde Park. Over time they have been overgrown, refurbished, rusted and finally restored in 2007, these amazing sculptures now enjoy Grade 1 listed status.
The park, which is one of the largest in South London, commands magnificent views over the City and East End and is a perfect spot for a summer’s day stroll and picnic. It’s also home to the National Sports Centre, there is a small maze and a boating lake where you can hire pedalos during the summer season.
Crystal Palace rail station which is served by the London Overground is just a short walk away.