A guide before buying a house in the area of Addington

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Addington is a picturesque and historic village located in the London Borough of Croydon, on the outskirts of the city. This charming area is characterized by its rural charm, with a quaint village center surrounded by rolling hills, lush green meadows, and ancient woodlands. Addington boasts a rich history dating back to the 11th century, and its winding lanes are lined with period cottages, traditional pubs, and independent shops that cater to the local community. Despite its rural setting, Addington is well-connected to central London, making it an attractive option for those seeking a peaceful retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle while maintaining convenient access to urban amenities. The village is also home to several parks and nature reserves, offering ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and exploration.

What to do in Addington

Activities to do in Addington

Addington continuously boils with life, activities and events to go to. There are a great number of websites and places to find out what you can do, but maybe the best one to look for is TimeOut.

The page we have linked here is updated constantly and shows the most appealing things to do in South London, including in Addington.

When on the hunt for your next home, we believe it is key to understand where you are about to step foot into. The night life, the exhibitions, the community events are important for understanding how you could project yourself within the area.

Places to visit in Addington

To help you in this, we have built this page where you will be able to see ALL the different places we think are of interest in Addington. You can play around with the different filters and see: restaurants, pubs, parks, gyms but also the commodities that make Addington a really desirable place to live in.

Religious centres in Addington

People of different faiths live in Addington and if you are considering moving to Addington you might want to check where your local temple, church or mosque will be. We have tried to represent most faiths in this list but do tell us if you think your faith is not represented here, we will add it.

Mosques in Addington that you can visit

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Synagogues in Addington

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Mandirs in Addington

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Churches to visit in Addington

Church’s name Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Addington Methodist Church Huntingfield, Croydon 4.3 12 N/A Visit website
St Mary the Blessed Virgin Addington Addington Village Rd, Croydon 4.8 61 01689 842167 Visit website
The Manse The Manse, Huntingfield, Croydon 5 1 N/A no website
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, New Addington 21 Dunley Drive, New Addington, Croydon 4.8 26 01689 842644 Visit website

Why we think Addington is a great place

In this section we try to share with you why Addington is such a great place to live. In order to do so, with the Jukes team we tried to understand what would be the vibe, the culture of Addington. We decided to come up with the following items and decided to share them with you. Whether you are a true foodie, a gym regular or a religious person, we tried to capture the essence of Addington.

Supermarkets in the borough of Addington

When moving to a new area, it’s important to consider the proximity of grocery stores and supermarkets. Take a quick look at the closest options in Addington. Knowing that you’ll have a convenient solution for your groceries is a big plus when living in the area.

Supermarket’s name Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
M&S Simply Food 215 Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon 3.4 19 020 8654 4562 Visit website
Crossway Food & Wine Crossways Parade, 2, Park Road, South Croydon 4.3 102 07496 361050 no website

Where to stay in shape in Addington

There are a lot of ways to stay in shape but using the gym is something that is popular amongst londoners who wish to keep up with their exercise. Some gyms in Addington are commercial gyms with standard equipment whereas others are more fancy with things like swimming pools and saunas. With that being said, take a look at the gym facilities in the borough of Addington below.

Name of the Gym Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
We did not found any data on gyms in this location

Where are the green spaces in Addington located?

London, compared to other major cities, is well-equipped with parks and green spaces, which can be a significant selling point when buying a house. Addington has 6 parks, making it an attractive option for those who value outdoor spaces. Here is the list of parks and their locations:

Parks’s name Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Addington Park 3 Kent Gate Way, Croydon 4.2 303 N/A Visit website
Spring Park 8 Inchwood, Croydon 4.5 153 01372 279083 no website
Rowdown Field Lodge Lane, New Addington, Croydon 5 1 N/A Visit website
Shirley Heath Shirley Church Road, Croydon 5 1 N/A Visit website
Kennel Wood Croydon 5 1 N/A no website
Threehalfpenny Wood Bridle Way, Croydon N/A N/A N/A no website

Restaurants in Addington

If you’re looking for the range of restaurants in Addington, consider what type of food you like the most and then use our list below to work out what your favourites are:

Name of the restaurant Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Harvester Cricketers Croydon 36 Addington Village Road, Croydon 3.8 1797 01689 842057 Visit website
Wayside Fish Bar Wayside, Field Way, New Addington, Croydon 4.7 51 01689 637154 no website
Planet Spice, Indian Restaurant, South Croydon 88 Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon 4.4 331 020 8651 3300 Visit website
Shell Kent Gate Way, Croydon 4.4 101 01689 846761 Visit website
Capone’s Pizza Parlour 179 Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon 4.7 202 020 8657 3030 Visit website
Golden Gate Wayside, Field Way, New Addington, Croydon 4.7 9 01689 800832 no website
Number One Chinese Cuisine 1, Crossways, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon 4.1 53 020 8651 6868 no website
McDermott’s Fish & Chips Unit 5-7, The Forestdale Shopping Centre, Featherbed Lane, Croydon 4.7 779 020 8651 1440 Visit website

Where to watch a movie in Addington?

Visiting the cinema is a popular activity for those who are trying to relax and spend some quality time together. Before you miss out on your next movie you want to watch due to not being able to find a good place to see it, check out our recommendations for finding a place to see a movie in Addington below:

Name of the cinema Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
We did not found any data on cinemas in this location

Pubs of Addington

Where we work at Jukes, we have our favourite pubs, and we usually gather there with the team to celebrate all sorts of news. We believe that pubs play a key role in defining the atmosphere of an area, which is an important factor when buying a house. Have a look at our list below and feel free to share your recommendations in the comments.

Pub name Name Address Description
Claret & Ale 5 Bingham Corner, Lower Addiscombe Road
Close to Addiscombe Tram Stop, the Claret & Ale is a small, privately owned friendly free house with a constantly changing selection of cask ales in addition to the popular Palmers IPA. Current and coming beers – often including a second Palmers beer – are indicated on a special board on the wall opposite the bar. The TV screens show a variety of sporting events, usually with the sound muted. Events are held to raise money for charity. The pub has often been the local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year.
Cricketers 47 Shirley Road
The Cricketers was taken over in July 2017 by new leaseholders, who have done a great job in revamping the pub, deep cleaning everything, putting in new flooring and some new furniture and installing six new handpumps. They are starting with three hand pumped beers to revive custom which had dropped away almost completely. This is still a traditional community pub where all are welcome. Real fires will contribute towards the comfortable, lived-in atmosphere in the winter. Live music will be reinstated when custom demands. There are four TVs in the main bar showing different sports; televised sport has always been a great attraction particularly when Crystal Palace matches are televised. Darts is also played competitively in the pub.
Addington Palace Golf Club Gravel Hill
Founded in 1930.
Alma Tavern 127-129 Lower Addiscombe Road
The Alma reopened after a short closure due to unforeseen circumstances in May/June 2023. The pub had reopened in January 2022 after having been closed for a couple of years. It has undergone a tasteful refurbishment, with Croydon-related pictures and comfortable furniture. It is a large one-bar pub, with a pool table in a separate area, and a couple of TVs showing sport. The pub now serves a full menu; please check with them for the times that the kitchen is open. Cask ale may occasionally be available.
Anspach & Hobday Tap Room Unit 11, Valley Point Industrial Estate, Beddington Farm Road
Anspach & Hobday commenced brewing in Croydon early in 2020. The tap room is no longer open each Saturday afternoon but may be opened for special events – check social media for details. The venue is also available to hire for special events, as are their other venues the Arch House and the Pigeon.
Bedford Tavern 16 Sydenham Road
A small friendly pub, busy from the nearby offices on weekday lunch times and early evenings. Only two cask ales may be available in winter months and three from March. Dogs are welcome outside at weekends only until 7pm. Live music events are usually on Fridays.
Builders Arms 65 Leslie Park Road
This attractive, detached pub tucked away in East Croydon has two bars with different characteristics. Comfortable seating extends to a pleasant secluded garden at the rear. Both bars have sports TV. Quiz night is on Tuesday and there is occasional live music (mainly cover bands). In the summer, the garden is a hidden gem of Croydon. Three regular beers and one changing beer come from the Fuller’s range. From 26 June 2023 the pub became a tenancy.
Coombe Lodge 104 Coombe Road
Coombe Lodge is a grade II listed Georgian building, which is probably the most impressive pub structurally in Croydon. A pub only since 1990, it is now operated by Whitbread under their ‘Beefeater’ brand. The left of the building as you face the entrance is the restaurant, and to the right is the large bar, adjoined by a splendid Victorian conservatory. Outside is a large garden. Although only a short distance from the centre of town, Coombe is an almost rural situation, despite the tram and main road passing outside the entrance. The site also has a modern Premier Inn building and large car park but this does not detract from the impressive older house. Breakfast is available earlier than the times shown here (see web site) and bar meals are also available.
Cronx Tap 71 High Street
New outlet for the Cronx brewery, which opened for the first time on Coronation day. It is a deceptively spacious shop unit with two additional upstairs rooms – one overlooking the bar and another which will be available for hire. Cask ale is now available on two handpumps; a third handpump for a guest ale is planned. Additionally the Cronx range, guest beers, and 4-5 ciders are dispensed from 20 keg taps. Food from Venezuelan pop-up kitchen Tepuy Empanadas is available Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. There are also cult movie film nights on Tuesdays and comedy on the first Friday of each month.
Crown 28 Wickham Road, Shirley
This Ember Inns pub has a large restaurant area, and specialises in its food options although there is plenty of room for patrons only wishing to drink. There is a large conservatory and a pleasant garden. Up to three cask ales are now normally available. The guest beers change regularly and can come from anywhere in the UK. Note that if you arrive by car between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, you have to purchase a ticket from the machine in the car park; you can reclaim the cost at the bar when you order food or drink.
Dog & Bull 24 Surrey Street
Historic town centre pub with origins back to the 16th century. The walls carry pictures of mainly local scenes, some of which are of historic Croydon locations. An island bar serves the separate rooms and the walled garden at the rear includes a selection of booths with TV screens; it also features a bar and barbecue in summer months. Food is only seed in the summer months. The upstairs room is currently a games area.
Dog House 14 The Broadway, Plough Lane
This micropub opened in Beddington in 2022, in premises previously occupied by a dog grooming salon. Light decor and large windows give the pub an airy feel. Pictures on the walls reflect a family boxing connection and the licensee’s love of old comedy films. Normally five cask ales are dispensed by gravity. and up to six ciders are available. There is a quiz usually on alternate Wednesdays (check with pub). There are occasional events such as Morris dancing and the local male voice choir. Rugby is sometimes shown on TV.
Forestdale Arms Forestdale Centre, Featherbed Lane
Built in the 1960’s as part of the Forestdale development this is a large open-plan pub at the lower end of Selsdon, serving the local estate. Given Asset of Community Value status in 2018. The small shopping centre nearby boasts one of the best fish and chip restaurants for miles.
George 17-21 George Street
Busy Wetherspoon pub in the town centre with a wide range of beers across seventeen hand-pumps on two separate bars. Many are from smaller breweries. The pub was the CAMRA branch Pub of the Year in 2011, and received Wetherspoon’s Top Real Ale Pub of the Year award in September 2013. Discounted ale prices apply on Mondays (as at time of writing). Alcohol is served on all days from 9am. Counter service at the upper-level bar usually ceases a while before closing time.
Green Dragon 58-60 High Street
Lively pub near Croydon’s historic market, which is popular with all ages. Up to eight beers are available through the hand-pumps; the range is constantly changing and sometimes includes those from local breweries. It also has eight craft keg lines and serves up to six boxed ciders. A wide variety of music and other events takes place upstairs including a Monday quiz, poker on Tuesdays and ukelele jam sessions on the first and third Sundays.
Harvest Home 27 Beddington Lane
Traditional pub with one cask ale served. Live music events take place monthly.
Food isn’t served, but there is a cafe in the car park open until 3pm, and the pub will allow you to bring in food purchased there. When it’s quite the pub may close earlier than the time shown.
Man on the Moon 112 Headley Drive, New Addington
Originally the Man in the Moon when built in the 1960s, the pub changed its name in 1969. One of the two bars carries photos and other memorabilia of the moon landing. There is also much which is sports-related including photos and local trophies including darts and tug of war. Children are welcome until 7pm, and the Friday disco is a regular feature.
Market Tavern 1-4 Surrey Street
Located at the top of the town’s historic street market, this pub is popular with younger drinkers. It is spacious, and the large windows give an open feel.
Old Fox & Hounds 1 London Road
The exterior of this pub doesn’t appear to have been significantly altered since the mid-19th century. Inside, evidence of the former public and saloon bar layout is visible. It’s a friendly local, containing some interesting memorabilia and handy for West Croydon station.
Orchard 112 Cherry Orchard Road
A two-bar pub, popular with the local community. Refurbished a few years ago, the pub shows Sky, BT and GAA Sports, and there is occasional entertainment such as karaoke. There is a large outside area at the rear of the pub with a covered smoking area. A function room is available for hire. A church service (organised by Croydon Church in a Pub) is held there on Sundays at 1:30pm followed by a free lunch.
Oval Tavern 131 Oval Road
Free standing pub with one large room. There is a pleasant garden on the lower level. There are six hand-pumps, and up to four cask ales are usually available. Note that the toilets are downstairs. The Oval is noted for its regular live music (see Facebook and web site) and weekly quiz. On rare occasions the pub closes for private functions (these closures are announced in advance on the pub’s social media and website). On other occasions you may find that some or all of the tables have been reserved.
Pawson’s Arms 69 Pawsons Road
Community pub, which is busy when Crystal Palace play at home. The pub is now one room, served by a central bar. Two darts boards. The windows show former owners ‘Mann Crossman & Paulin’.
Plough Croydon Road
A Young’s pub in the centre of Beddington, rebuilt in 1897. The spacious interior is dominated by an oval island bar. There is a large rear patio garden in the former stable yard, and there is a tunnel from the cellar to Carew Manor.
Porter & Sorter Station Road
This Marston’s pub gets its name from the proximity of East Croydon station and the former Royal Mail depot (now demolished). It is typically busy after 5pm, being affectionately known to station staff as ‘platform seven’. A large island bar dominates one half of the pub, with three handpumps and a range of ‘craft’ taps. The bar leads into a lounge area with curved booths in the corners and a raised dining area.
Randall Tavern Fieldway, New Addington
With a regular local customer base, the Randall Tavern is one of only two pubs in New Addington (with the Man on the Moon). It was previously called ‘Bunker’s Knob’, named after the noise made by an 18th century constable walking with a club foot. Fairly spacious inside, with interesting armature-style windows, and some walls in Crystal Palace colours. Background music is played. Cask ale may not be consistently available.
Royal Standard 1 Sheldon Street
This is a small, friendly traditional back-street pub. Four distinct small drinking areas each have their own character, and there are interesting features in the areas at the back of the pub, including wood panelling and a Fullers brewery mirror, and in the front bar there is a selection of bottles used as candle holders. The garden area is across the road underneath the flyover.
Ruskin House 23 Coombe Road
The club is a co-operative of members from politically-oriented groups, and has occupied the current building since 1966. It was a venue for earlier CAMRA branch beer festivals. There is an attractive garden, two function rooms and also smaller meeting rooms. The club welcomes new members. At the moment (spring 2023) they are not serving cask ale due to the lack of demand.
Sandilands Club Sandilands
The Sandilands club is open to members of the various sporting and social clubs which use its facilities, and also to social members of Sandilands itself. The club’s facilities can be hired with or without the bar. Note that the bar’s closing time may vary depending on sport being shown.
Ship 47 High Street
A rock music oriented pub, with DJs most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and occasional live bands. The pub is popular with the younger generation. Note that when the pub is open until 2am, last entry is at 1am.
Shirley Inn 158 Wickham Road
This pub is in the heart of the Shirley area of Croydon.

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Share your opinion of Addington

Getting feedback from those who have visited or are currently living in Addington is always useful to us. This is why we have our comment section open below where you can share how long you’ve lived nearby, what you love the most about the area or even your own unique perspective on what the area is like in general. We often read our comments and update our pages based on the real experiences of those living nearby.

Property prices analysis around Addington

Buying a house is an important investment, and knowing the price dynamics can help you work out a budget, define a mortgage amount, and more. To help you in this decision process when buying a house, we have analysed around 25 years’ worth of data and looked at how house prices have evolved around Addington.

Estate agents in Addington

This list wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t have a list with all of the relevant estate agents in the area. Estates agents generally help you: buy, rent or sell your property. At Jukes we have been committed to the South London community for over 40 years and we intend to be there whether you decide to trust us.

Estate agent’s name Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Webbs Estate Agents The Forestdale Centre, Featherbed Lane, Croydon 4.8 76 020 8768 3600 Visit website
Jukes Estate Agents 76 High Street, London 4.4 132 020 8653 9393 You are already here

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Places you might need in Addington

When moving to a new neighbourhood, you might want to check where are the main facilities around the area. A nice “just in case” if you will. Below you will find the addresses and contact details of doctors, dentists, hospitals and other facilities you want to know will be nearby your future home.

Tube & Train stations nearby Addington

It is pretty common to prioritise living near a transportation facility. In our experience, having to walk more than 10 to 15 minutes from a train or tube station can be a deal-breaker when buying a house because commuting to work or getting about is a priority for a lot of people.

Check out the stations around Addington to see if you’ll be living close to a station when looking in the area.

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Education around Addington

If you have childrens or if you are studying it is important for you to know what are the different educational facilities in your neighbourhood. Also we are currently working on an analysis of the educational data in Addington and will soon provide you with a full analysis of the school system.

Primary schools in Addington

There are 3 schools in Addington. Have a look at the list below to help you on your search and if you have specific questions about a school, reach out to the school below using their contact details for more information.

Name of the school Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Applegarth Academy Bygrove, New Addington, Croydon 4.4 9 01689 841528 Visit website
Good Shepherd Catholic Primary & Nursery School 23 Dunley Drive, New Addington, Croydon 4.4 9 01689 841771 Visit website
Castle Hill Academy Dunley Drive, New Addington, Croydon 2.9 18 01689 843148 Visit website

Secondary schools in Addington

There is no data available on secundary schools in Addington. After primary school, it is important to begin the search for a secondary school around the area that you will be comfortable with your kids going to. Reach out to the teams of the schools you’re interested in by either calling the school or by reaching out to them via their website

Name of the school Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
We did not found any data on secundary schools in this location

Universities in Addington

There is no data available on universities in Addington. While university is something that you may have to travel out of your local area for anyway, it is useful to know about the local universities in the borough. Find a list below.

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We did not found any data on universities in this location

If you are looking to buy a property in the borough of Addington, also check our properties for sale in Addington.

Hospitals and medical facilities in Addington

Hospitals in Addington

There is/are 1 hospital(s) in Addington in Addington. Here are the details the nearby hospitals (1000 radius of the area)

Hospital’s name Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Fieldway Medical Centre 15A Danebury, New Addington, Croydon 4.3 52 01689 841466 Visit website

Doctor offices in Addington

There are There is/are 3 doctor(s) in Addington in Addington. Find below the details of the nearby doctor offices within a 1000 metre radius of the area

Doctor’s name Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Fieldway Medical Centre 15A Danebury, New Addington, Croydon 4.3 52 01689 841466 Visit website
Dr A G Gulzar – Fieldway Medical Centre 15A Danebury, New Addington, Croydon N/A N/A 01689 841466 no website
Bamboye Dr R 15A Danebury, New Addington, Croydon N/A N/A 01689 841466 no website

Dentists in Addington

There are currently There is/are 1 dentist(s) in Addington in Addington. Here are the details the nearby dentists (1000m radius of the area)

Dentist’s name Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Dental Beauty Addington 167 Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon 4.9 338 020 8651 0444 Visit website

Post offices nearby the borough of Addington

There is a good chance you will use a post office fairly regularly no matter where you live in the UK. Whether you’re looking to exchange currency, send a parcel, receive a parcel or even sort out aspects of your banking and bills, these are all things that are useful about the post office. Hence, as you can imagine, having one nearby can come in handy.

There is/are 1 post office(s) in Addington.

Name of the Post Office Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Field Way Post Office 9, Wayside, Field Way, Croydon 5 1 0845 722 3344 Visit website

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