Croydon’s regeneration programme is building on a rich heritage and history. Here are just some of the things you should discover in Croydon:
Croydon Airport: One of the world’s major international airports in the early 20th century, its magnificent terminal building set a new standard for air travel when it opened in 1928.
Croydon Clocktower: Built towards the end of the 19th century, the building remains an arts and museum complex used for concerts and theatre.
Croydon Restaurant Quarter: A thriving strip in South Croydon featuring a world of cuisine and a bustling nightlife.
Matthews Yard: An arts, cultural and community hub in the centre of Croydon, home to a collective of independent businesses complimented by craft beer, fine wine and award-winning burgers.
RISEgallery: Opened by art dealer Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison in 2014, the gallery in St George’s Walk has held a Banksy retrospective and specialises in contemporary, modern urban contemporary and post war pop art
Surrey Street Market: Set in the heart of Old Town the historic Surrey Street Market, dating back to the 13th century, remains renowned for its fresh produce including fruit and veg, dairy products and street food.
Whitgift Almshouses: This stunning 400-year-old Tudor building and its grounds, still used as a residential home by the Whitgift Foundation, are an oasis of peace and tranquillity nestled in the corner of Croydon’s busiest shopping street.