Crystal Palace Park

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre sits within Crystal Palace Park, one the capital's favourite green spaces located just eight miles from London's centre. Check out the park's famous dinosaur sculptures, which date back to the Victorian period, and enjoy a relaxing stroll around the lake, before heading up Norwood Ridge for stunning views of the London skyline to the north.

East London cool

Crystal Palace is on the East London Overground line, so you can be exploring the capital's hippest neighbourhoods in 50 minutes. Jump off at Shoreditch and visit Boxpark, a complex of shipping containers that's home to quirky retailers and street food stalls. Head to Brick Lane, home of the renowned weekly market, to sample delicious bagels. Later, head to XOYO, Near Old Street, for some of the London's best nightlife.

London's landmarks

Jump on the train from Crystal Palace and you can be exploring the sights in the centre of London in 40 minutes. Head to Parliament Square to take in Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster, all within seconds of one another. For a lovely picnic, find a spot in Green Park on your way to visit London's iconic attraction: Buckingham Palace.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Crystal Palace National Sports Centre? Travelodge London Crystal Palace Hotel and Travelodge London Bromley Hotel are both within easy reach.