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An historic burial site in West Norwood

This south London neighbourhood may be a hidden gem, but it has plenty to shout about, not least the views of the City of London skyscrapers.

It's dominated by the neoclassical St Luke's Church, which overlooks West Norwood Cemetery, one of London's 'magnificent seven'. Opened in 1837, the cemetery contains 69 listed monuments and burial plots. Notable graves to look for include Mrs Beeton, of Victorian cookery book fame, and sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate.

Indulge yourself at West Norwood Feast

Another jewel in the crown is the West Norwood Feast, held on the first Sunday of the month from April to December. It's more than just a street market. There are music events and children's activities alongside the street food and market stalls.

The Retro Village is the place to find vintage clothing and Ladybird books, while the Food Fair serves up burgers, jerk chicken, homemade sausage rolls and brownies.

Explore Crystal Palace

West Norwood is a neighbour of Crystal Palace, where you'll find the magnificent 200-acre Crystal Palace Park. At the top of the park is the site where the large glass exhibition centre stood between 1854 and 1935. The park is also home to the restored Dinosaur Park and National Sports Centre.

If you want to see a football match while you're here, Crystal Palace FC's ground Selhurst Park isn't far away.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near West Norwood? Travelodge London Balham Hotel is a 15-minute Tube ride away. Travelodge London Crystal Palace Hotel and Travelodge London Bromley Hotel are also close by.