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Hotels and Leisure

As a number of new hotels have been delivered in recent years, Croydon has gained a reputation as a destination providing top-class accommodation.

Many big-name chains are represented within a few minutes’ walk of the two mainline train stations with Jurys Inn, Travelodge, Premier Inn and Hampton by Hilton all providing accommodation and Croydon Park Hotel offering rooms and conference facilities.

Just 15 minutes from central London, the vibrant and bustling town offers all of the advantages of being in the capital without the high costs.

The town features a wide range of top-quality hotel accommodation plus excellent shopping facilities encompassing many of the UK’s best-known stores and brands.

Step outside the metropolitan centre and you will discover that Croydon is also one of the ‘greenest’ London boroughs with acres of parkland and open spaces and a range of first-class golf courses.

Croydon is also one of London’s premier destinations for top-quality sport. Crystal Palace are now established in the Premier League with the Eagles recently announcing plans for an exciting redevelopment of their home at Selhurst Park.

Facts and figures:

  • Croydon has also become a cycling hotspot, playing host venue to the UK’s leading professional team race series, the Pearl Izumi Tour Series, in recent years.
  • The borough has a number of top golf courses, including: The Addington, Croham Hurst, Addington Palace, Woodcote Park and Purley Downs among others.
  • Croydon has over 120 parks and open spaces within its boundaries, ranging from the 200-acre Selsdon Wood Nature Reserve to the recently refurbished Wandle Park.
  • In 2009 Croydon was also voted the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘Greenest large city’ in the UK.
  • Croydon lies on the fringes of the North Downs, a ridge of chalk hills that stretch all the way to the White Cliffs of Dover in Kent.