Croydon, Greater London
Situated in South London, Croydon is best known for its quirky attractions, lush green spaces and sophisticated selection of eateries. This large town may now be swallowed up by the capital, but it was once independently a site of great historic importance.
Now its hip urban environment makes it a desirable neighbourhood for young professionals and a fab location for visitors in the area for work or play. As Croydon is one of the largest commercial districts outside of the city it is well-developed and packed with amenities and modern facilities. It is well-known as a foodie destination and major shopping hub, home to high street staples and Centrale and Drummond shopping centres. Catch a show at the Warehouse Theatre, or feast your eyes and grab a bite to eat at the new Croydon Boxpark.
Sights and attractions in the town centre include the Battle of Britain monument, Museum of Croydon, Honeywood Museum and Croydon Clock Tower and Old Town Hall. Take a walk around Queens Gardens or Wandle Park – or have a run out to High Elms Country Park. Historic Down House features pretty English gardens and a fully restored interior celebrating the famed scientist Charles Darwen who once called it home. Other notable landmarks the Nestle Tower and Croydon Palace.
Its close proximity to the capital ensures excellent transport links via rail, bus and road. You can also zip around town thanks to its unique Tramlink light rail system. It’s also conveniently close to London Gatwick Airport.