Think you know Croydon? The town has a wealth of hidden secrets. Here are some of the best:
Boxpark Croydon: Opened towards the end of 2016, building on the success of a similar scheme at Shoreditch, Boxpark Croydon boasts independent food and drink outlets and an events space
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.
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 are an oasis of peace and tranquillity nestled in the corner of Croydon’s busiest shopping street.