A large park, trendy independent shops and bars and rail links to central London, Crystal Palace is well worth a visit. Despite the official Crystal Palace exhibition venue burning down in 1936, this area has continued to thrive and has plenty to offer locals and tourists alike. Here you can wander the streets lined with bars and cafes and with it being one of the highest points in the city, the views consequently are amazing. Or why not escape the noise of London in Crystal Palace Park, with its beautiful gardens, a maze and a collection of dinosaur sculptures. With so much to do here and some of the city's top attractions just a short tube ride away, you'll be glad you came!