The London Borough of Croydon is finally coming of age.
New retail, dining and office development is transforming Croydon. From new tech start-ups to Boxpark, it is one of London’s fastest growing economies. Uniquely located with high speed road, rail and tram connections that integrate Croydon into Central London and the South East.
Westfield is bringing a whole new dimension of shopping to Croydon.
On the site of the former Whitgift Centre and Centrale, Westfield Croydon will include a flagship John Lewis store, plus dozens of other big-name fashion and designer retailers, restaurants and bars.
Shop at London’s Oldest Street Market. Dating back to 1236, Surrey Street Market has a mix of Caribbean and Asian stalls selling fresh, international fruit and vegetables, herbs and spices. Visit on a Sunday for artisan food, crafts and entertainment.
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Leon House is also conveniently located on the edge of South End.
It has gained recognition as Croydon’s restaurant quarter having received £3 million in development funds in 2015, transforming the streetscape and the public realm.
Chinese, French, Greek, Indian, Japanese, Mexican, Thai, Persian and more – all are represented here. Depending on time and budget, you can either grab a lunch-time bite or enjoy some evening dining at one of these local eateries.
Boxpark is the perfect destination for casual dining and meeting up with friends. Serving up every kind of cuisine imaginable – there’s something or everyone.
Memory Box serves up everything from coffee to cocktails. This lively and vibrant venue is open from breakfast until the small hours.
Croydon’s population is as diverse and dynamic as the place itself.
The renewed reinvention of Croydon with the likes of Tech City and Ruskin Square has been enjoying the attention of various benefactors to build on its prime location in the commuter corridor between Central London and the south east coast.
The new working community leads the way in Tech advancement, software and digital start-ups, as well as developing as a thriving arts and culture scene.
One million economically active individuals make the most of the 14 minute commute into Central London, but local businesses also enjoy office space at approximately a third of the cost of inner-city alternatives.
Fairfield Halls has reopened after a multi-million pound refurbishment– a major milestone in the town’s ongoing regeneration. The venue includes a world-class concert hall and playhouse offering theatre and comedy lovers a year-round programme of events.
Croydon has a flourishing art scene, with large scale street murals to discover throughout the town centre.
The Rise Gallery specialises in contemporary art with exhibitions of established and emerging artists.
Culture is at the heart of Croydon’s growth with a £10 million regeneration programme to create a Cultural Quarter with Fairfield Halls forming a key part of the scheme, alongside landscaping to The Queens Gardens and a route from East Croydon.
Exceptional schools like Croydon High, Whitgift, Trinity and Park Hill schools set the standard for educating in Croydon.
The new University Centre is a thriving strong multicultural community. The Brit School is a state funded City College for Technology of the Arts, with famous ex-students including Adele, Amy Winehouse and Ella Eyre as well as Mercury Music Prize winning Grime artist Stormzy.