LFA invites you to explore this unique corner of London, with its abundance of green spaces, rich architectural history and thriving creative community. From parks to pubs, street art to national sporting history, this trail will guide you through some of the highlights of Penge’s past and present.
‘Penge’ is one of the few Celtic place names to be found in London. Believed to mean the 'edge of wood' the name refers to the fact that the surrounding area was once covered in a forest. Today, Penge sits on the South edge of Bromley’s largest greenspace, Crystal Palace Park. With a long and rich history, the development of Penge is intimately linked to the arrival of the Crystal Palace Exhibition building in 1854, whose legacy and design innovation can be seen today in the surrounding creative communities.
- Download a digital version of the trail via the link below.
- To pick up a physical map, head to one of our trail hubs: Paxton Centre, Penge Library, Bridge House Pub, CPP Information Centre, Bluebell Cafe.
- Alternative versions of the map are available on request.
Image: A trail stop in Crystal Palace Park
Paxton Centre, Anerley Hill, London
This trail covers multiple locations around Crystal Palace, Penge and Anerly.
Pick up your map from one of our trail hubs: Paxton Centre, Penge Library, Bridge House Pub, CPP Information Centre, Bluebell Cafe