Crystal Palace Park: Sphinxes to be painted Victorian terracotta red

Published Friday, 8 July 2016

The six Grade II listed sphinxes in Crystal Palace Park are currently undergoing extensive conservation and repair work, thanks to joint funding from the Mayor of London, Historic England and Bromley Council.

Executive Member for Renewal and Recreation Councillor Peter Morgan said: “The painting of these striking sphinxes is the final stage in returning them to their former Victorian glory. The conservation of the sphinxes and south terrace steps project is just part of the £2.4m project in the park that will include renovation of the dinosaurs and building a new café.”