Crystal Palace - Latest news, articles and photos

Crystal Palace - Latest news, articles and photos


Dino t-shirts to support the Crystal Palace dinosaurs

If you fancy wearing a t-shirt with a dinosaur on it, then a fund-raiser for the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs has come to your rescue.

Restoration of the Crystal Palace Subway gets under way

After years of fundraising work, condition survey work to support the restoration of the astonishing Crystal Palace Subway has now started following the award of a contract to the heritage conservation architects Thomas Ford and Partners.

Restoring the Crystal Palace Bowl

A run-down open-air stage in the middle of Crystal Palace is seeking to be restored once more.

Crystal Palace dinosaur damaged by vandals

The face of one of Crystal Palace’s famous concrete dinosaurs has been smashed by vandals.

Take a virtual tour around the Great Exhibition of 1851

A virtual tour has been released to while away the lockdown hours that lets you wander around the Hyde Park’s Crystal Palace — home to the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Restoration of the Crystal Palace subway moves forward

Plans to restore the amazing subway underneath part of the Crystal Palace has been given a boost by the local council.

Crystal Palace dinosaurs supported by top hat from Guns N’ Roses Slash

The Crystal Palace dinosaurs are fundraising for a new bridge, and one of the items donated to them is a top hat, from Slash, the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N’ Roses.

Big step forward for a bridge to the Crystal Palace dinosaurs

Plans for a bridge to the island housing Crystal Palace’s dinosaurs have taken a step forward following a pledge of £30,000 from the Mayor of London.

Tickets Alert: Crystal Palace’s Concocted Concrete Cretaceous Creations

Next weekend there will be a chance to get up close and personal with the Crystal Palace’s infamous concrete dinosaurs.

Unbuilt London: Croydon trams extension to Crystal Palace

The South London trams snake around the region offering a convenient east-west link, but once could have also been extended to just outside the former Crystal Palace.

The Victorian supper inside a dinosaur

On 31st December 1853, a group of distinguished Victorian gentlemen celebrated the new year, by dining within the carcass of a dinosaur.

Tickets Alert: A film about the Crystal Palace subway

Hidden under the main road outside the Crystal Palace is a marvel of Victorian engineering, and now a film has been made about the people who have used it.

Builders discover the original “spend a penny” toilet

The remains of a 165-year-old toilet from the Great Exhibition which helped coin the phrase ‘spend a penny’ have been uncovered in London’s Hyde Park.

Derelict Victorian tunnel to reopen to the public

A sealed-off Victorian tunnel under a road in Crystal Palace is set to reopen to the public after the trust fund looking after it reached its fundraising target.

Plans to reopen derelict Crystal Palace subway

An underground Victorian subway built for the Crystal Palace and long since abandoned is attempting to open up to the public once more.

Unbuilt London: The Victorian skyscraper taller than The Shard

Around 160 years ago, plans were announced for a skyscraper in London that would have a summit even higher than The Shard stands today.

Inside the derelict Crystal Palace subway

Just under 150 years ago, a subway was built linking a railway station to a shopping arcade, but was closed 60 years ago, and has been largely sealed up ever since. Which is a pity as it is a true marvel of Victorian brickwork.

Another attempt to rebuild the Crystal Palace

From fiery embers, phoenix like, the Crystal Palace is to be reborn. A shining glass emporium of culture to adorn the terraces of long neglected Sydenham. Except, that isn’t what is being planned.