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Crystal Palace Caravan Club Site
Crystal Palace Parade
Crystal Palace
London   (Browse area)
SE19 1UF   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0208 7787 155

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Featured Site

Pitches: 71
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 44 Reviews
              9/10 from 44 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Willo2712 2 reviews from this member

Stayed here for 5 days, nice clean site, hot showers and clean, pleasant toilet block with friendly staff and not much traffic noise. Airplanes fly overhead and although you can see and hear them during the day, after dark we rarely heard them. Wildlife spotted on site, 2 foxes, a few small bats and lots of squirrels.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Buksang 2 reviews from this member

Excellent location but need to keep your wits about you to access entrance given the succinct directions on internet! We stayed here to visit Hampton Court Palace and drove there easily at about 9. 30 am on a Friday. Coming back was a different matter and took over 2 hours but peak time 5. 30 pm. The staff and facilities were good but toilet block is looking tired though no wonder being open all the year round. Some suggest that Chertsey Caravan and c club is nearer for H Court palace but we were pleased we came here as we would have missed the Crystal Palace museum which is free on admission and is very informative and educated me on an important part of British history. Well done CP!

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Wsmstuart 5 reviews from this member

We hired a motorhome which came with 'honoury' CC membership so stayed in a lot of sites we wouldn't normally.

We used to live in London so knew what to expect, however, had never been to the CC itself before which was fascinating in itself. Got the train into London Bridge which was great, even with 2 dogs.

Be warned that the nearby Sainsburys closes early for a reason, some real nasty types hanging around sadly and this is from someone who used to live near the Goldhawk Road. But, do not worry the site itself is about a Km away from all that and very safe.

Toilets were fine and clean, have clearly been given a soft makeover at some time with new tiles to showers etc. We will definitely come back in our trailer tent!

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Aldabra 1 review from this member

We were pleasantly surprised to find a little oasis surrounded by trees and birdsong and squirrels. The hum of the traffic was negligible (in fact the birds made more noise). The facilities were spotless. The proximity to the park, bus stop and various local shops and restaurants makes it an ideal spot to stay. We will definitely be staying there again next time we visit London.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: JayneBerry 14 reviews from this member

A great base for sightseeing in London, this site does what it says on the tin. The best way to get to all the attractions is to walk about 300 yards to the bus stop on the other side of the main road, hop on a no. 3 bus and either get off at Brixton tube station and make your way around from there, or else get off at Lambeth Palace, Piccadilly or Oxford Circus all of which give you access to Central London.

The site itself is slap bang on a busy road, with Crystal Palace Park stretching out behind it - it's also right underneath the BBC's Crystal Palace transmitter which mucks up the signal to your digibox if you have one, so be warned!

The one toilet block probably isn't enough for a site with this many pitches, and although cleaned to a good standard it's certainly not the nicest one on the CC network although everything still works fine. The floor gets a bit wet and muddy but that could be improved with a better doormat for people to wipe their feet on entering the block.

A handful of pitches (about 7 grass pitches just to the right as you enter the site) are right next to the road and suffer from a lot of traffic noise despite the trees and bushes screening the site off. At this site they allocate your pitch on arrival, you can't choose your own and I would have felt a bit miffed if we had been allocated one of those. Also there is a constant distant drone from aircraft but as people are out all day seeing the sights these things should not really affect your stay.

The wardens are friendly and welcoming and there's a good information room with folders giving you travel instructions on how best to reach all the major attractions.

If you're just after a cheap way of 'doing' London with your van, this is definitely the place to stay.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jasmo 6 reviews from this member

This was our third visit to the. The first visit in 2010 it was the best kept site I have ever visited, the Shower block was immaculate with piped music, flower arrangements and pristine surroundings; the paths and grounds were well cared for and every hedge and tree was kept trimmed with beautiful flowers and well pruned shrubs. The wardens then worked so hard to maintain a beautiful site. Sadly our visit in 2012 and in July 2013 showed how fast and far a site can slip when staff change.

On this visit the shower blocked smelt awful, the floor in the ladies side was constantly awash and the drains took ages to clear away in the showers. After some days I worked out that the water covering the floor was coming from a leaking toilet bowl! I reported this and after a day or two of the toilet being closed and the water still leaking one of the wardens attempted to fix it. As it was cleaned every day why did it take my complaint to get this done when wardens doing their job correctly should have noticed it? The ceilings and walls had mould spots' areas that were badly cleaned and the filthy water in the bucket used to mop out the showers was disgusting.

The area around our caravan was covered in weeds, some 4 foot high, which also swamped a neglected rosebed. I spent a useful hour or two attempting to weed this myself as I was so sad to see all the previous Wardens hard work go to waste. The entire site had an area of neglect, and the wardens attitude to my 11 year old son and a German friend he made was rude and unfriendly.

Good area for a site but the neglect of the staff spoilt our visit.

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