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Hi all, cost & info below, The historic Crystal Palace was a marvel of its day at the Great Exhibition of 1851, 3 times larger than St. Paul's Cathedral! The famous exhibition housed amazing new inventions during the Victorian age.
Join us for a wonderful 3 mile walk within the grounds of the magnificent site, we will walk through these amazing grounds and see the remains of where this incredible glass palace once stood, we will have a chance to actually stand upon the site and feel the immense size of the structure and of course, walk by the famous giant dinosaurs!
The walk starts and ends at Crystal Palace Railway Station.
2 choices.. £5.50 Limited Early Bird Tickets in advance (check out as a guest for a faster transaction), or the option of £8 cash/card payment on the day without a pre-purchased ticket. Sorry, no refunds or transfers for Early Bird Tickets. Waiting list members can also attend, but only with an advanced ticket.
Please here click for the 'WE GOT TICKETS' link
Trains connect to the London Overground Line, but even though not on the underground map, there is a train service to and from London Bridge, London Victoria and Clapham Junction Platform 15!
Large free 250 space car park in the centre of the park near the National Sports Centre, via Anerley Hill entrance. Free parking at Thicket Road entrance SE20 8DT
Opened by Queen Victoria in 1851, more than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world gathered in its 990,000 square feet exhibition space to display examples of technology developed in the Industrial Revolution.
Designed by Joseph Paxton, the Great Exhibition building was 1,851 feet (564 m) long, with an interior height of 128 feet (39 m).
After the exhibition, the Palace was rebuilt at Crystal Palace. It stood there from June 1854 until its destruction by fire in November 1936.
The nearby area was renamed Crystal Palace after the landmark.
Crystal Palace fire, 1936
On 30 November 1936 came the final catastrophe ? fire. Within hours, the Palace was destroyed: the glow was visible across eight counties.
Even though 89 fire engines and over 400 firemen arrived, they were unable to extinguish it. The fire spread quickly in the high winds that night, in part because of the dry old timber flooring, and the huge quantity of flammable materials in the building.
"In a few hours we have seen the end of the Crystal Palace. 'Yet it will live in the memories not only of Englishmen, but the whole world"they said. 100,000 people came to Sydenham Hill to watch the blaze, among them Winston Churchill, who said, "This is the end of an age".
Hi all, cost & info below, A beautiful 'going back in time' relaxed walk and find out some interesting brief local history along the way.
IMPORTANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
PLEASE ensure ARRIVAL at least 15 minutes BEFORE the start of the walk, sorry no latecomers accepted for whatever reason.
WALKS GO AHEAD RAIN OR SHINE, Members attend the unique walks from our different meetup groups.
IF LATE, SORRY WE ARE UNABLE TO RECEIVE CALLS OR ANSWER EMAILS AS WELCOMING MEMBERS, LEADING THE WALK, AND CONCENTRATING ON THE SAFETY OF THE GROUP. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CATCH THE GROUP UP, PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
Part Tour - normal pace walk from 'Visit England' Award-Winning Guide
Please note: Some events, being a large attended meetup group it will be an organised walk only, but members are very welcome to organise their own get-togethers after the event.
You are required to be fit, healthy, appropriate footwear & clothing, responsible for meeting at the correct location and your own safety. Please bring water and some snacks.
The organiser is not responsible for any circumstances that may affect the group, such as personal accidents, rail delays, cancellations, engineering works, heavy traffic, tours affected, weather, walk paths or routes closed, postcodes for car parks or for when we arrive back at the station, or anything else not mentioned!
By joining the event you accept the terms and conditions.
I look forward to welcoming you on the walks/tours for a great day out!
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