We’ve highlighted 5 things to do around Croydon and Leon House over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

This bank holiday, there’s no excuse to get out and explore what Croydon has to offer.

Here’s our 5 top picks

1 – Visit your Local Park

Around Leon House there are a number of parks that will allow for a few hours of sun basking. Take a picnic to Duppas Hill and enjoy a walk around the park. If you have children this park also has a play area for them to enjoy too. Wandle Park is another great park to visit, with a children’s playground, ornamental garden and skate park.

2 – Eat, drink and play at Boxpark

You can’t miss Boxpark, located just outside East Croydon train station. You’ll find over 30 food and drink traders offering a mix of street food style eateries, bars and events including a Star Wars day event on May 4th and Premier League football showcasing. It was previously voted ‘No.1 of 35 things to do in Croydon’ on Tripadvisor, so it’s well worth a trip down for some good food and a great atmosphere.

3 – Street Art Tour

Come to Croydon and you won’t be able to miss the abundance of street art adorning the walls of buildings, signs and pathways around the city. The Croydon Advertiser pieces together the ’11 coolest Pieces of Street Art’ in this blog, including amazing artwork by Sonny, Gary Foster and Schoony.

4 – Events to suit everyone’s taste

Visit Skiddle.com and you’ll find a whole plethora of events ranging from festivals, live music, comedy and children’s activities that you can search by date and book tickets via.

5 – Get creative with your long weekend

If the sun gets too much, why not visit an art gallery or creative space like Matthew’s Yard or the RISEgallery, both featuring a mixture of modern, street and contemporary art featuring Croydon art and architecture throughout.