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Crystal Palace Park, London

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#24 of 186 in Parks in London
Crystal Palace Park is a Victorian pleasure ground, used for cultural and sporting events. It is located in the south-east London suburb of Crystal Palace, which was in turn named after the Crystal Palace Exhibition building, which had been moved from Hyde Park, London after the 1851 Great Exhibition and rebuilt with some modifications and enlargements to form the centrepiece of the pleasure ground, before being destroyed by fire in 1936. The park features full-scale models of dinosaurs in a landscape, a maze, lakes, and a concert bowl.
This site contains the National Sports Centre, previously a football stadium that hosted the FA Cup Final from 1895 to 1914 as well as Crystal Palace F.C.'s matches from their formation in 1905 until the club was forced to relocate during the First World War. The London County Cricket Club also played matches at Crystal Palace Park Cricket Ground from 1900 to 1908, when they folded, and the cricket ground staged a number of other first-class cricket matches and had first been used by Kent County Cricket Club as a first-class venue in 1864.
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  • Never been here before, always wanted to visit , very impressed with the place . And will visit again.  more »
  • It's a wilderness type of garden , mostly natural wilderness, hugging a bus depot on one side and having the ground structure of a burnt down palace as it's centre piece Local visitors use this garden...  more »
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  • I love crystal palace park! It is so beautiful and interesting. Having the ruins of the crystal palace really allows your imagination to take you back in time! I love the dinosaur sculptures and think they are so much fun! It is a great day out for all the family, a hot date or even a stroll by yourself!
  • Victorian dinosaurs, sports complex - tennis, beach volleyball etc etc. Fellas driving serious remote control cars.. nice strolls through wooded and grass spots. Top notch park.
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