Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What is Crystal Palace?

Crystal Palace is a large park located about 7 miles South of central London. It takes its name from a large cast iron and glass structure (see photo) that was moved from the 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, London to Crystal Palace. It was destroyed by fire in 1936. The site has an amazing history and has been home to the first ever FA Cup Final in 1895, a prestige motor racing circuit and many other great activities. There is a railway station on site that connects with London and Croydon. For more history and a detailed plan see http://www.cocgb.dircon.co.uk/cry_pal_park.htm