PALACE PARK |
Court is located on a
quiet residential street bordering a park, between
Crystal Palace, Sydenham and Penge. Below you
find an outline of the neighbourhood, or click
the navigation immediately above for the highlights.
is the home of St Bartholomew's church at the
end of Lawrie Park Avenue, to the rear of our
property, still largely as painted by Pissarro.
In Sydenham you find two shopping areas: one
is on the high street, with gastropub, a large
post office, several bank branches and convenience
stores. The other is on Kirkdale, an up and
coming district with antique shops and related
furniture restoration businesses.
Portuguese, Indian, Italian, Thai, Nepalese,
Chinese, Spanish… veggie café, lounge
bar, dj pub, pastry & latte or greasy spoon…
the small area known as the Crystal Palace Triangle
is packed with choice. Indoor market, deli,
bakery and Sainsbury’s are also present and
Homebase, another large Sainsbury’s, a market
and a respectable string of independent shops,
there is always a good reason to return to scruffy
The Bridge House Tavern, just on the other side
of a striking railway bridge, is Park Court's
local and a sign of gentrification of the neighbourhood
– a welcoming Victorian South London boozer
with an elegant twist: beer, grub but lots of
white wood and muted chandeliers.
little further afield…
Lane is a very successful shopping area in East
Dulwich with quality independent shops selling
everything from affordable art to fresh fish.
On Fridays and Saturdays there is a small market
on adjacent North Cross Road with antiques,
CDs, second-hand books and specialist food stalls.
There is a selection of decent restaurants,
bars and (for better or for worse) almost all
the traditional pubs in the area have now been
converted to gastropubs.