Invisible Palace

Invisible Palace

At a glance


  • Arts
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Environment
  • Gardens and parks
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Museums / heritage
  • Older people / later life
  • Young people

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Invisible Palace is a charity based in South East London which brings people from a whole range of backgrounds together through shared interests for collective activity. Working across the five boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, in the neighbourhoods that surround Crystal Palace Park.

The work of Invisible Palace takes a participant led approach, with the small team developing and running activities championing the needs of those taking part and creating programmes which respond to this need on a local and individual level. By targeting people who may be marginalised from what is already happening in the local area across age groups and backgrounds, people are brought together in a community of interest rather than having their demographic background or life stage be the main factor in defining them.


Invisible Palace runs regular gardening sessions at the Vicar's Oak flower beds at the corner of Crystal Palace Parade and Anerley Hill. The planting scheme was created as part of a community project called Boundaries and was completed in summer 2018. Since then it has been maintained by volunteers.

Regular heritage activity centred on Crystal Palace park includes walks, visits, creative sessions, and talks.

Defy Gravity Social Circus for schools and youth settings is delivered in partnership with My Aerial Home Circus School and Crystal Palace Community Trust.

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