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Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Crystal Palace

Situated about ten miles south of central London, Crystal Palace, formerly known as Sydenham Hill,  derives its name from the huge glass conservatory erected on the site in 1854, having originally been constructed in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851.

The Crystal Palace Circuit

Motor racing in the capital.

Crystal Palace Park, Thicket Rd, SE19 2GA. 

1899, 1901, 1929, 1934, 1937-39, 1953-72, 1997-2000.

The Crystal Palace Motor Car Shows

For a number of years, early motor car exhibitions and shows were held at the Crystal Palace amid the courts and permanent attractions.

The Crystal Palace, Sydenham Hill, London.

1896, 1902-1906.