Penge area guide
Crystal Palace Park: Is one of South East London’s most visited Grade ll listed parks. Famous for its full-scale models of dinosaurs, large maze, skate park, petting Zoo and lakes, means that this park is a welcoming place for all, whether for learning, training, well-being, recreation activities and or events. The site also contains the National Sports centre previously a football stadium that hosted the FA Cup Final in 1885 to 1914.The park is positioned along the Norwood Ridge at one of its highest points which hosts fantastic views of Central London. The park has recently gained a brand new cafe, the renowned 'Brown and Green' which is, as stated, their biggest site to date. You are able to higher out this fantastic venue for community classes, events and even weddings.
Alexandra Nurseries: Situated on Parish Lane and on the edge of the Alexandra conservation area sits this delightful independent garden centre, cafe and vintage home and garden shop. Having been a major part of the local community since opening and supporting local suppliers, Alexandra Nurseries promotes and encourages the natural spread of nature. They are also very big supporters of local craftspeople selling the likes of hand crafted greetings cards, notebooks and candlesticks and to complete the range, a lovely collection of home and garden ware.
Southey Brewery: Tucked away in the heart of Penge and off the beaten track is this old Victorian converted warehouse with a variety of local craft beer. With a reputation of tirelessly pursuing the balance of flavour, Southey Brewery are able to merge the standard traditional styles with a new world of ingredients making their beer unique and beautiful. Southey Brewery is located on Southey street a stone’s throw away from Penge High Street.
Bridge House and The Bridge House Theatre: Positioned on the corner of Crystal Palace park road and moments away from the famous Crystal Palace Park and Penge West station sits this established Gastro Pub. Known for its welcoming family and pet friendly atmosphere, Bridge House have managed to master the mix of traditional and modern style throughout. Whether a wet winters day, or a summer scorcher, this pub doesn't disappoint. Offering a varied menu from Mushroom Arancini with tomato salsa, to burgers and to a good old fashioned Sunday roast, there is a dish suitable for every pallet or mood. They have been successful in understanding the connection between a Londoners enjoyment of food, beer and entertainment hosting weekly events from quiz nights, live music and the secret hideaway gem, The Bridge House theatre that occupies the top floor bringing the west end to the South East.