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Things to do in Croydon, Greater London

Tram in Church Street Croydon
Tram in Church Street © Peter Trimming via Flickr

Croydon at first glace may appear as a soulless concrete jungle, but under this visage is a hidden gem in south London.

Daytime Attractions

Visitors will find Croydon a great place to visit day or night. During the day visitors can visit the beautiful Queen's gardens, which is located in the grounds of the Old Croydon Central railway station.

Old Town Hall in Croydon
Old Town Hall © Tadie88 via Flickr

From here it is a short walk to Croydon Town Hall with its magnificent clock tower and World War memorial.

Also a visit to the nearby Parish church and Croydon Palace is an option.

Croydon Minster
Croydon Minster © Tadie88 via Flickr

After this why not take a break and have a bite to eat in one of Croydon's many Restaurants and pubs, which serve food all day.

After this visitors may like to take a tram ride to Addington Palace to see this grand building, which once was residence for six archbishops of Canterbury.

A short bus ride from Croydon Town center is the Old Croydon Airport Building, which at one time was the gateway between London and the World.

Another place worth visiting is the ruins of the Crystal Palace, which sadly was destroyed by fire in 1936.

Crystal Palace Park
Crystal Palace Park © Berit Watkin

Croydon is home to a great shopping area, which any shopaholic can lose themselves in for hours and find loads of shops.
Crystal Palace exhibition site near Croydon © David Barrell
Crystal Palace Exhibition Site © David Barrell

If you're a sports fan why not take in a game Of football at Croydon resident football club, Crystal Palace.

Evening Attractions

For a night time visit to Croydon, visitors will find the town center a busy place.

Why not take in some of the town pubs and bars, with loads of live music going on.

There are also the Fairfield Halls and the Warehouse Theatre, where you can take in a play or a live show.

Gipsy Tavern Croydon
Gipsy Tavern © Ewan Munro

Croydon © David Barrell
© David Barrell

you're looking for a meal or just a bite to eat, then Croydon's south end is for you.

With restaurants serving cuisine from all round the world you will be spoilt for choice.

Hopefully you will enjoy your visit to Croydon.

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