Crystal Palace


Remembering Beulah Hill spa

Posted on August 3rd, by Christopher Shields in History. No Comments

Queen Victoria, Charles Dickens and Kaiser Wilhelm all took the waters in Croydon’s forgotten spa

Many of you will have been to the Harvester restaurant at the top of Spa Hill, Upper Norwood. You may have walked along the overgrown track through the spa woods. You may even have played in the children’s playground as a kid in the sixties, seventies or eighties – or your children … Read More »



Croydon’s boundary reforms: what you need to know

Posted on September 13th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Tom Black explains what the parliamentary boundary changes could mean for Croydon

The 2016 boundary review, tasked with equalising the population in constituencies as far as possible and – controversially – reducing the number of MPs from 650 to 600, has delivered its verdict on Croydon. After talk of four seats, and three-and-a-half-seats (sharing one with Sutton), the result is surprisingly muted. But what does it … Read More »



March in brief

Posted on March 31st, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The big events of last month, on one handy page

Boxpark Croydon designs revealed

After rumours about the trendy Shoreditch retailer became a reality in last month’s news roundup, plans and designs for the site have been announced. The store (pictured above) is promised to provide 200 jobs, and will open in early 2016. It will be built on the land behind the Croydon Visitor Centre … Read More »



Yannick attacks and Aussie rules as Eagles grind out key victory

Posted on October 10th, by Nadim Lilani in Sport. No Comments

Nadim Lilani is in buoyant mood. He reviews Palace’s first league victory at Selhurst Park this season, which catapulted the team to their highest league position since 1997

Crystal Palace 2-0 Leicester City

For three quarters of an hour on Saturday, Crystal Palace played like the champions of Spain. Resilient rear-guard action: check. Midfield dominance: check. Maximum exploitation of set-piece opportunities: check.

All of the … Read More »



Review: Mi Cocina Es Tuya, Café Latino Crystal Palace

Posted on April 9th, by Kasper Seward in Culture. 2 comments

Mi Cocina Es Tuya is a little gem waiting to be discovered in Crystal Palace

61 Westow Street, SE19 3RW tel. 020 8771 4078
Time from East Croydon   30 minutes

As the only Venezuelan restaurant in London, Mi Cocina Es Tuya (literally and charmingly, ‘My kitchen is yours’) attracts a pretty specialised clientele, drawn by the South American delicacies it offers. I, on the other hand, had wandered in off the streets … Read More »



Match Report: Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea – The Special One

Posted on March 31st, by Matt Woosnam in Sport. No Comments

Crystal Palace stunned league leaders Chelsea with a 1-0 victory at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon

Stunning, superb, sumptuous, sterling, startling, surprising, and spectacular. There are too few superlatives in the Oxford English Dictionary to adequately describe Crystal Palace’s performance at Selhurst Park on Saturday as they produced one of the performances of the season to stun Premier League leaders Chelsea and earn … Read More »



Away Block Report: Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 0 Crystal Palace

Posted on January 12th, by The Palace Away Fan in Sport. No Comments

A strong first half performance from the away side leads to nothing after horrendous penalty miss

Despite the eventual 2-0 defeat, the Eagles can come away from the game feeling they had displayed, in the first half at least, the potential to gain something more from the game. It’s rare that the Citizen’s prediction for the final score is correct, and certainly no pleasure is … Read More »