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Croydon Area Guide

An enclave of South London that sometimes gets dismissed, this large town comprises one of the largest commercial districts outside of central London. Property prices are stable and the Central shopping centre already makes it a go-to destination for shoppers and next year work will commence on a brand new Westfield shopping centre, due for completion in 2019.
Croydon hosts many entertainers at the Fairfield Halls alongside the Warehouse Theatre and boasts great transport links to central London, the south coast and Gatwick airport along with a tramline connecting it to Wimbledon. It also boasts the BRIT School for performing arts who trained artists such as Amy Winehouse, Adele, Jessie J and Leona Lewis.

Council Tax Bands
https://www.croydon.gov.uk/advice/counciltax/ctaxcharges/counciltaxrates

Restaurants & Leisure Facilities

The Oval Tavern, Croydon

A popular haunt for locals this independent pub won both Best Family Friendly Venue and Best Small Venue in the Best Bar None Croydon Awards in 2014. Offering blues jams, DJ’s, a weekly pub quiz, acoustic sessions and a Saturday story time for the kids you can see why. You can also enjoy five pumps serving real ales – cheers!

T: 020 8686 6023

McDermott’s, Croydon

Since 1987 this fish and chip establishment has been serving up quality ingredients in traditional style, even including French bread and butter with a complimentary dish of pickled onions and gherkins when you eat in. Highly rated with locals, the take away menu is pretty good too.

T: 020 8651 1440

Albert’s Table, South Croydon

It’s not often you find a Michelin and Hardens listed restaurant in the suburbs so find time to visit this hidden gem. Producing fabulous innovative British cuisine, this restaurant serves a variety of fresh produce and daily menu’s. Save on the train fare to central London and support local business instead.

T: 020 8680 2010

Matthew’s Yard, Croydon

A creative space that is home to a little bit of everything. This industrial style building incorporates independent traders, businesses, arts, cultural and community events. The café features a selection of sweet and savoury treats from Hoodoo’s alongside BGR & Beer for a meat-feast teamed with an ever-changing selection of craft beers. Check out the website for more details.

W: www.matthewsyard.com

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Opened by the Queen Mother in 1962, this entertaining space provides a wide variety of live entertainment from dancers and orchestras to comedians and theatrical productions. Big names such as Stevie Wonder, The Beatles and The Who have played here and it is often included in national tours of big box office theatre productions.

T: Box Office: 020 8688 9291

Nuffield Croydon Fitness & Wellbeing Gym, South Croydon
As part of the Nuffield Health Group, this gym offers a high standard of exercising and relaxation facilities including a separate strength and mini gym, packed class timetable, dedicated spin studio and relaxation spa and beauty salon.
T: 020 3642 2352

Local Information and Property Activity

Croydon Local Schools

You are spoilt for choice for schools in the London Borough of Croydon as it has one of the highest number of schools in London. A great selection of primary and secondary schools with four further education sites to choose from.
Ofsted Reports - http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/

Croydon Transport Links

Currently in Travel zone 5, Croydon has four overground train stations – West Croydon, East Croydon, South Croydon and Waddon with East Croydon boasting fast trains to London Bridge taking just 13 minutes and a 15 minute fast train to London Victoria. You can also pick up services to Brighton and the south coast, with trains also servicing Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Gatwick airport.