When is it open?
Opening Hours - general information
Please do not believe what it says on Google. The subway is not open 9am - 5pm seven days a week.
The subway is currently on the Historic England Heritage at Risk register and is in need of a considerable amount of repair. The site has no electricity, no running water and is open to the elements at either end. It is very inhospitable on a wet, windy or wintery day.
The subway is kept locked to protect it from damage as it is a hidden, out of sight, structure.
Access to the space is managed by two councils, Bromley and Southwark.
Friends of Crystal Palace Subway have reinstated safe access to the subway via steps on Crystal Palace Parade on the Southwark side and this has enabled thousands of people to visit in recent years.
Recent repaving of the terrace on the Southwark side looks great and is worth a visit if you haven't seen it, this was done with the aim of reducing trip hazards.
Heritage Open Day • Saturday 14th September 10am-4pm
Open House • Sunday 22nd September 11am-5pm
Can't make it in person? Watch our subway doc