London Area Guides
Crystal Palace Area Guide
Our area guide to Crystal Palace gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SE19
Crystal Palace is only situated 8 miles from central London and it offers impressive views over the capital.
Property Types & Architecture
Crystal Palace still retains a degree of its impressive Victorian architecture. Though housing styles are mixed with Victorian terraces situated next to mid-war terraces, side by side with blocks of modern flats. Crystal Palace Park is still surrounded by the grand Victorian Villas, though many have now been converted into flats and apartments.
Shopping & Entertainment
Westow Hill and Westow Street can cater for all everyday needs. The nearest major shopping centre is Croydon.
There are a number of bars and restaurants around the Westow Hill area.
Parks & Commons
Naturally Crystal Palace Park is the mean leisure attraction. It is the home of the National Recreation Centre and includes tennis courts, a sports hall and a dinosaur theme park.
Who lives here?
This is a very mixed area with many working class families and middle class professional couples.
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Schools in Crystal Palace & Exam Results
Schools in Crystal Palace fall under the Bromley Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Crystal Palace by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Crystal Palace area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Crystal Palace Local Authorities
Crystal Palace is is represented by Bromley Council, Croydon Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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