Croydon Area Guide

What’s it like to live in Croydon? Well, read our Croydon area guide to find out more.

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. Work has now been completed on the new Westfield Shopping Centre.

Croydon hosts many entertainers at the Fairfield Halls alongside the Warehouse Theatre and boasts great transport links to central London. As well as 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.

If Croydon was a city, it would be the eighth largest in the country. It covers an area of almost 37 square miles. 

As a result, permission was granted for 150 micro-flats outside East Croydon station. However, Croydon offers more than just urban development. Located on the edge of London, it is a gateway to the beautiful North Downs hills. However London Bridge and Victoria are only a 14 minute and 17-minute train ride away, respectively. 

Suddenly all this residential development makes sense. As does the dynamic growth in fashionable craft ale bar, seasonal restaurants, galleries and cinemas. Croydon is pulling down its grey concrete past and is turning itself into a creative hub.

Places to eat

There are some brilliant restaurants in Croydon, here are just a few.

  • Little Bay Croydon: Theatrical, red-velvet decor and Modern European food, with live opera on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • Bagatti’s Italian: Local Italian restaurant with a menu of traditional dishes and regular live music.
  • Tindli by Chef Karnavar: Holding its roots in the Indian culture and heritage. Tindli is home to the culinary gems of India. 

For more information on Croydon and the local property market. Please reach out to our local estate agent Daniel Woods. Daniel has grown up in the area his entire life and has worked in the local property market for over 15 years.

For the local Croydon area guide, please click here. 

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