Crystal Palace is more than its popular football club. Packed full of vintage shopping spots and tasty eateries it’s no wonder Londoners can’t get enough of it. Here are the best things to do and see in Crystal Palace next time you’re visiting the South London area.
One of London’s best kept secrets, Haynes Lane Market is a vintage lover’s paradise. With books, vinyls, clothes and antiques around every corner, the market has everything a shopper could ever wish for. Weave your way through the bric-a-brac style stalls set over two floors and soak up this genuine treasure trove. This go-to spot for vintage shopping is located just off Westow Street and is an attraction any Crystal Palace visitor must check out.
This cosy bistro situation in the heart of Crystal Palace has captured the hearts of locals with its unique charm. The stripped back, miscellaneous décor gives the drinking spot a rather charismatic feel. Named after the ancient nation of Numidie, (now known as present day Algeria), the restaurant’s menu offers North African inspired food fused with French dishes. Dishes are beautifully spiced and well-put together, plus diners can enjoy a generous wine list with labels from all over Europe. South London night owls will also be pleased to know that Numidie also has a basement bar underneath it that hosts weekly live music and DJs.
Joanna’s has been a hit with Crystal Palace locals for over three decades, most famous for its burgers, drinks and service. The menu boasts many Brassiere-style dishes including steak frites, haddock fillet and chargrilled chicken and the décor is upmarket and sophisticated and reminiscent of West End restaurants. The American-inspired restaurant is known on the London food scene for its excellent service and good-quality food in stylish surroundings.