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Even on a cold, grey day, Crystal Palace is well worth a visit. The signpost at the entrance to the park by the station offers a multitude of walks in all directions, but we chose to start at the dinosaurs, then through the national sports and athletics complex. Heading up the hill you come to the remains of the eponymous palace which show just how vast the structure must have been and the impressively tall mast of the transmitting station. A brief history here: From the park we explored some of the local area, catching misty sightings of the City through gaps in the buildings. We arrived and left via Crystal Palace station which is worth a visit in itself, opened in 1854 to transport 2 million visitors (the population of England was 17 million) a year to the Palace and Park, it is a vast and beautiful legacy of the iconic and historic attraction.