Friends of Crystal Palace Subway

Friends of Crystal Palace Subway

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  • Arts
  • Gardens and parks
  • Local / community
  • Museums / heritage

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The Crystal Palace subway is a beautifully designed and crafted relic of Victorian construction hidden under the A212 at Crystal Palace Parade. Despite the unglamorous location the Grade II* listed subway is a source of pride for those locals who know of its existence. New visitors are always amazed to find such a spectacular space propping up a main road but remaining out of sight and neglected.

Friends of Crystal Place Subway [FCPS] have gone a long way towards opening up the subway for community use. Initially closed to the public the subway has welcomed over 22 thousand visitors since 2016. This work has contributed to the subway being recommended for a £2.34m grant for extensive repair and renovation.


During 2019 Crystal Palace Subway was open during the Crystal Palace Festival for a heritage craft market; Defy Gravity participatory project of heritage activities and circus skills, Heritage Open Weekends and Open House Weekend. In previous years we have managed and supported art workshops for young people, craft market, poetry event and heritage tours.

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