(N70) London Open House Weekend

The amazing Crystal Palace Subway (SE19 1LG) will be open during London Open House weekend on the 20th/21st September. One of the most distinctive  and fabulous remnants of the Crystal Palace days in the park remains usually hidden from view under Crystal Palace Parade.

The Friends Of Crystal Palace Subway are supervising visits all day Saturday and Sunday - last year about 550 people were able to go down and explore the subway, this year more than 750 visitors can be accommodated. This is a chance to see it by entering for the ballot of tickets.   The limit is due to safety issues at present but moves are afoot to survey and repair the subway - particularly the open courtyard - so that wider use can be made of the space.

Ballot closes 31 August 2014 and notifications will be made in the following week.

Contact by phone: 020 - 8133 0973 or email: events@cpsubway.org.uk

Please provide:  Your name • Email/phone number • Postcode • How many people in your party (max. 4) • Ages of any children (under 18) being accompanied by an adult • Day/ time preference stating Sat or Sun & morning (10-‐1pm) or afternoon (1-‐4.30pm) • Please note there is currently no wheelchair access to the subway • Concert Platform is wheelchair accessible. Entry is FREE.

This method of booking time slots enables us to control entry (for safety reasons) and you to plan for other Open House events since there will be no queuing or waiting - just arrive about 10 minutes before your time slot to register, receive a hard hat and listen to a brief safety talk.

INSPIRED:  This associated exhibition is open (10am-3pm) to all with or without subway tickets • It includes art work by local young people and local artists • Audio visual displays recounting the recent history of the subway, told by the people who used it • Scale model of the High Level Station built by the Southwark Model Railway Club who will be running models of the two last trains to leave the station exactly 60 years ago. The latter will be near the subway and Inspired will be at the Concert Platform - directions can be had from the subway if you first arrive there.


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26/8/14 Last updated 26/8/14