Crystal Palace Park. Legacy of a Lost Masterpiece

Thu Feb 14 2019 at 11:00 am to 01:00 pm
Outside Crystal Palace Station, Thicket Road, London, United Kingdom

Outside Crystal Palace Station, Thicket Road, London, United Kingdom

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After the Great Exhibition in 1851 the Crystal Palace relocated to Sydenham in South London - rebuilt as a Victorian pleasure ground celebrating the latest discoveries in science. Then in 1936 the Crystal Palace burnt to the ground, one of the greatest losses to London's architecture.

This two hour tour looks at this remarkable park and the legacy of the Crystal Palace. We will look at the world's first dinosaur sculptures and hear about the feuding scientists who debated the significance of fossil finds. We will visit the site of sporting triumphs - the site of the Olympics, the FA Cup Final, WG Grace's cricket team and a Grand Prix circuit.

There's a spot from film history - and a chance to do your best Michael Caine impression, and connections with the Girl Guides, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and World War One

Finally we will walk through the eerie remains of the grand terraces of the Crystal Palace before returning to the station - itself one of London's finest.

All of this and more in one London park. The walk includes some steps

 

 
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Footprints of London
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