A campsite in London.

12 Jun

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I first stayed at the Caravan Club’s site at Crystal Palace over 40 years ago. It has not changed much since then. Crystal Palace park is adjoining and well worth visiting. The area is technically Sydenham but locals are rightly proud of their name.

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Just seven miles by road from the House of Commons in central London is Crystal Palace Park. This green haven, perched high above Sydenham was , until the great fire in 1936, the home of the metal and glass structure built by Sir Joseph Paxton.

Today, it is a very large recreational area with a superb sports stadium, collection of dinosaurs, petting zoo, boating lake and a very good cafe. Next door is the Caravan Club’s campsite which is so very convenient for visiting London. There are both Underground rail and overland rail connections. Recommended destination. While we were there, the weather was very hot, sunny and continental. Book well in advance if you want to stay on the CC site. You can pitch a tent. You don’t have to be a member. Vacancies currently start from August but only the odd day can be booked until September.

The Club Site is packed with vehicles from all over Europe. If are visiting the UK and want to see London whilst you are here, this has got to be right at the top of your list of places to stay. The weather was hot and sunny when we were there. We had a massive walk, a lovely outdoor lunch and even visited the sports stadium which was hotter still. A fabulous facility in it’s own right.



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