The Paxton Centre on Anerley Hill is the winner of this year’s Time Out Love London award for ‘Most loved local culture spot in Crystal Palace.’
Beth Mander told News From Crystal Palace: “We are thrilled to have won the Time Out Love London Awards at The Paxton Centre! “From the very beginning the community support has been amazing and thanks to all who voted!”
Crystal Palace Transition Town said: “A massive round of applause for the one-woman dynamo behind the Paxton Centre, Beth Mander.
“We are so proud that this hub, with so many connections to the transition town, has very deservedly won the Time Out Award for “Best Culture Spot in Crystal Palace” !
“A fantastic achievement for a centre that’s only in its second year but has already become a great focal point for creative workshops, freelancers, community events and performances, as well as an important outlet for local artists and craftspeople.”
Voters decided the Brown and Green café in the booking hall at Crystal Palace station was ‘first class’ winning both the Most Loved Local Coffee place in Crystal Palace and the Most Loved Local Brunch spot.
Crystal Palace park picked up both the award for most loved local park in Crystal Palace and ‘most loved local landmark’. Most Loved Local Culture spot in Crystal Palace: The Paxton Centre
Most Loved Local Coffee place in Crystal Palace Winner: Brown and Green Crystal Palace Runner-up: Four Boroughs, Church Road.
Most Loved Local Brunch spot in Crystal Palace Winner Brown and Green Crystal Palace. Runner-up: Crystal Palace market, Church Road.
Most Loved Local Park in Crystal Palace: Crystal Palace park
Most Loved Local Landmark in Crystal Palace: Crystal Palace Park Runner-up: Crystal Palace Subway
London-wide the vote for Most Loved Local Culture Spot went to the Cinema Museum at Kennington.
Co-founder Martin Humphries on what this award means at a time when the museum is under threat:
‘It’s overwhelming. “We know people love the museum, but we didn’t realise quite how many. This is so important at a time when our museum is in danger of being closed down due to the redevelopment of the area. “We hope that The Cinema Museum will survive. “To have the whole of London behind us makes me think we can do it!’ Runner-up: Tate Modern, South Bank