Crystal Palace is a residential area in south London, England named from the former local landmark, The Crystal Palace, which occupied the area from 1854 to 1936. The area is located approximately 8 miles south east of Charing Cross, and offers views over the capital. It includes one of the highest points in London, at 367 feet (112 m). Two television transmitter masts make the district a landmark location visible from many parts of the London area.
The area where The Crystal Palace Market is situated was made famous by being the home of the Crystal Palace after its relocation following the world-famous Great Exhibition in 1851.