The home of Assemblyroom is in Crystal Palace, South East London... an eceltic and interesting neighbourhood with a really strong sense of community. Named after Joseph Paxton's glass masterpiece that was built to house The Great Exhibition of 1851, The Crystal Palace sadly burnt down in 1936 and now all that remains are the grand staircases, the terraces and the sphinxes standing guard at the entrance to what must have been a truely awesome building.
The grounds of The Crystal Palace still exist as a public park today with lakes, ornamental gardens, and most impressively of all 33 life size concrete dinosaurs by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins... always a joy to walk around, they never fail to delight!
The hub of Crystal Palace is equally interesting... centered round 3 streets known locally as The Triangle it's layout gives the shopping area a village like feel rather than the more standard one road , one high street approach. Couple this with the abundance of independent shops, cafes and restaurants in the area and it makes for a great place to live and work!
The Alma & The Blackbird Bakery
And to top it all off... it's only 28 mins to Shoreditch...
To find out more about what's on offer down this way, check out The Triangle SE19