Moving to Crystal Palace, made easy

Get housing costs, school ratings, safety rankings, walkability scores,
and more with our ultimate Crystal Palace guide.

Dinosaurs still roam (well, kind of...) in this terrific suburb.
Studio / 1 BR
58% Complete
2 Bedrooms
74% Complete
3 Bedrooms
97% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles


What's around
  • 83 Restaurants
  • 7 Schools
  • 6 Grocery stores/markets
  • 5 Banks
  • 26 Nightlife options
  • 17 Fitness options
  • 96 Shops




Crystal Palace has a high violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate for London.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Crystal Palace LIKE?

Planning your move to a new city has never been easier! Don't let the unknown costs hold you back - use moveBuddha's Move Estimate Tool to get a personalized, instant moving estimate in just a few clicks. Make an informed decision, and confidently embark on your exciting new adventure. Try it now and experience a seamless transition to your dream city!

The name "Crystal Palace" sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, but this all-glass structure was built in 1851 for London's Great Exhibition. Alas, the palace that gave this neighborhood its name was relocated and ultimately destroyed in a fire.

Despite that dramatic history, this is a much-loved place to live. It was a bit of a backwater until the London Overground train line arrived in 2007, making the City a reasonable commute for professionals. These days interest is skyrocketing in this leafy area with a village-like atmosphere.

Three roads, Anerley Hill Road, Gipsy Hill, and Church Road, form a triangle that is chock full of restaurants, pubs, shops, and services. You can go to yoga class in the morning, head a few doors down for brunch, stroll another hundred feet to get your groceries, and go out for a pint…all within a 5-10 minute walk.

One of the best features is the 81 hectare (200 acre) Crystal Palace Park. It's got plenty of grassy areas to hang out and  have a picnic, walking trails, a playground, sports facilities, and life sized dinosaur sculptures lurking behind bends in the trails.

For housing, you'll find a mix of large Edwardian-style semi-detached homes, more modest rowhouses, and apartment buildings.

Crystal Palace is bordered on the north by Dulwich, on the east by Penge, on the south by Clock House, and on the west by Upper Norwood.


The City: 7.9 miles / 35-75 minutes by car / 40-50 minutes by transit
Canary Wharf: 9.6 miles / 40-70 minutes by car / 40-45 minutes by transit
Southwark: 7.1 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit
Westminster: 7 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 45-55 minutes by transit
Shoreditch: 9.2 miles / 45-100 minutes by car / 50 minutes by transit

Crystal Palace London Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Crystal Palace LOCAL schools

Adamsrill Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
All Saints CofE Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided
Downsview Primary and Nursery School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Eliot Bank Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Haseltine Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community


Photo Credits: Thanks to @anthony_mensier, @autumnpuku, @coleflower, @uniquepropertycompany, @jordansaflor, @steffibarks, @vinnyuk, @jennabegood, @paulgajewski, @extrra_, @alexfawks, @ellensilvey, @mattjwarren, @jeffanderson921, @klev_m, @adrienneleighp, @playinaction, and @matilda.rose.hamilton for your great photos of this neighborhood! 


Do you have photos you'd like to share? Send 'em in to

Move here from anywhere.

Get free quotes from awesome international movers.
Compare all your quotes in one place. Book the right mover for you.

have anything to add? Are you a local expert? We're always looking for the best intel on neighborhoods, so send us a message if you have any tips
Desktop Version

© 2023 GoodMigrations LLC. All rights reserved.

The GoodMigrations logo and the Cost/Time/Condition metric are service marks of GoodMigrations LLC. Terms  Privacy Policy