A guide before buying a house in the area of Croydon

Buying a house in south London

Croydon is a vibrant and diverse borough in south London, known for its rich history, cultural influences, and thriving business district. This bustling area is a major commercial and retail hub, boasting a variety of shopping centers, high-street stores, and independent boutiques. Croydon’s town center is a hive of activity, with a lively nightlife scene, diverse culinary offerings, and various entertainment venues catering to its diverse population. Beyond its commercial appeal, the borough is also home to several parks and green spaces, providing residents and visitors with a welcome respite from the urban bustle. With excellent transport links and a strong sense of community, Croydon is a dynamic and ever-evolving destination in the heart of London.

Essential amenities near your future home in Croydon

When looking at a new neighbourhood, it’s crucial to familiarise yourself with the essential facilities in the area. Consider it a handy “just in case” guide for your future home. Below, you’ll find the addresses and contact details of doctors, dentists, hospitals, and other facilities you’ll want to know are nearby.

Post offices in Croydon

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 6 post office(s) in Croydon.

Name of the Post Office Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Croydon Post Office 10 High Street, Croydon 3.9 160 0345 722 3344 Visit website
MailSmart Parcel Courier Cargo and Freight Services 31 Saint George’s Walk, Croydon 5 10 020 8127 6676 Visit website
West Croydon Post Office 25 London Road, Croydon 3 48 020 8688 3280 Visit website
Post Box (Royal Mail) 23 Sydenham Road, Croydon N/A N/A 0345 774 0740 Visit website
Church Street Post Office 86-88 Church Street, Croydon 4.7 73 020 8686 1286 Visit website
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox High Street, Croydon N/A N/A N/A Visit website

Hospitals and medical facilities in Croydon

Hospitals in Croydon

There is/are 8 hospital(s) in Croydon in Croydon. Here are the details the nearby hospitals (1000 radius of the area)

Hospital’s name Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Edridge Road Community Health Centre Impact House, 2 Edridge Road, Croydon 2.4 264 020 3040 0800 Visit website
Ecare solutions 6 Bedford Park, Croydon N/A N/A 020 3744 1133 Visit website
Executive & Occupational Medical Centres 24 Chatsworth Road, Croydon 1 1 020 8688 3430 Visit website
Acuhealth 6 Leeds Road, Croydon N/A N/A 078 915 2656 Visit website
Delange Skin and Woundcare Ltd Norfolk House, 21 George Street, Croydon N/A N/A 07359 393789 Visit website
Dr Debasis Majumdar Level 9, Interchange, 81 – 85 Station Road, London N/A N/A 020 7886 9236 Visit website
East Croydon Medical Centre 59 Addiscombe Road, Croydon 2 298 020 3657 4170 Visit website
Jeanette Wallace House Edridge Road, Croydon 1.6 20 020 3228 6000 Visit website

Doctor offices in Croydon

There are There is/are 20 doctor(s) in Croydon in Croydon. 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
Specsavers Opticians and Audiologists – Croydon Church Street 19 Church Street, Croydon 3.9 292 020 8760 0574 Visit website
Edridge Road Community Health Centre Impact House, 2 Edridge Road, Croydon 2.4 264 020 3040 0800 Visit website
Specsavers Opticians and Audiologists – Croydon North End 112 North End, Croydon 3.9 525 020 8681 8688 Visit website
Rawlings Opticians & Hearing Care 8 High Street, Croydon 4.8 393 020 8667 9153 Visit website
Dr N B Karim 49-51 Friends’ Road, Croydon N/A N/A 020 8688 0908 Visit website
Communitas Clinics Sunley House, 4 Bedford Park, Croydon 4.6 88 020 8683 6734 Visit website
Dr C J Wilcock 49-51 Friends’ Road, Croydon N/A N/A 020 8688 0908 Visit website
Posh Clinic – Beauty Aesthetic & Laser 33 Saint George’s Walk, Croydon 4.9 123 020 8681 2121 Visit website
Bodycare Croydon 3 Saint George’s Walk, Croydon N/A N/A 07837 112446 no website
Dr R Dar – St James Medical Centre 189A Saint James’s Road, Croydon N/A N/A 020 8684 5353 no website
Dr W Collins – East Croydon Medical Centre East, Medical Centre, 59 Addiscombe Road, Croydon N/A N/A 020 3657 4170 no website
Dr J Foggo – East Croydon Medical Centre East, Medical Centre, 59 Addiscombe Road, Croydon N/A N/A 020 3657 4170 no website
Dr D McCrea – East Croydon Medical Centre 59 Addiscombe Road, Croydon 3.5 4 020 3657 4170 no website
Dr Huang Chinese Medicine Acupuncture 33 London Road, Croydon 2.5 2 020 8686 8237 Visit website
Friends Road Medical Practice 49-51 Friends’ Road, Croydon 2.8 91 020 8688 0532 Visit website
Morland Road Surgery 1 Morland Road, Croydon 2.1 85 020 8688 0434 Visit website
Shah Dr V 1 Morland Road, Croydon 1 1 020 8688 0434 Visit website
Executive & Occupational Medical Centres 24 Chatsworth Road, Croydon 1 1 020 8688 3430 no website
Dr. S Shaikh – East Croydon Medical Centre 59 Addiscombe Road, Croydon 4 3 0844 387 8000 no website
The Wellness Therapy Centre 3 Overton’s Yard, Croydon 4.9 78 020 8681 4951 Visit website

Dentists in Croydon

There are currently There is/are 17 dentist(s) in Croydon in Croydon. Here are the details the nearby dentists (1000m radius of the area)

Dentist’s name Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Bupa Dental Care Croydon 45 High Street, Croydon 4.8 40 020 8686 5733 Visit website
Orchard Dental Centre 146 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon 4.1 28 020 8686 3010 Visit website
Dentist Croydon 1 Church Road, Croydon 4 8 020 8681 4753 Visit website
TOP Medical Clinic – Polska Przychodnia Londyn 1b Church Road, Croydon 4.5 561 020 8681 1651 Visit website
Smile Dental Practice 79 Addiscombe Road, Croydon 4.6 363 020 8649 7911 Visit website
AllClear Dental Centre 5 Norfolk House, Wellesley Road, Croydon 4.7 39 020 8688 3869 Visit website
Croydon Dental Care 60-62 Church Street, Croydon 3 121 020 8686 6222 Visit website
Orchard Orthodontics CROYDON Orchard House, 114-118 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon 4.8 291 020 8649 7500 Visit website
Park Lane Dental 98 Park Lane, Croydon 4.1 34 020 8688 8877 Visit website
Dental Beauty Partners Suite C, Dental Beauty Partners, Corinthian House, 17 Lansdowne Road, Croydon N/A N/A 020 8017 6545 Visit website
Smile Direct Club 1st Floor, 81-85 Station Road, Croydon 4.8 274 0800 031 8113 Visit website
Patel Uday 62 Church Street, Croydon N/A N/A 020 8686 6222 Visit website
Gentle Dental Care 29A Whitehorse Road, Croydon 4.6 94 020 8684 4441 Visit website
BC dental 43 Friends’ Road, Croydon N/A N/A N/A no website
Polski Ortodonta Londyn 1 Church Road, Croydon 4 8 07483 401764 Visit website
polski lekarz dentysta dermatolog pediatra ginekolog internista londyn 1 Church Road, Croydon 4.2 5 07483 401764 Visit website
Dr. Aleksandra Przepiał Second floor, 1b Church Road, Croydon N/A N/A 020 8681 1651 no website

Tube & Train stations nearby Croydon

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 Croydon to see if you’ll be living close to a station when looking in the area.

There is/are 2 train station(s) in Croydon

Name of the station Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
East Croydon Croydon 4 483 N/A Visit website
West Croydon London Road, Croydon 3.8 269 N/A Visit website

There is no data available on tube stations in Croydon

Name of the station Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
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Educational facilities to consider in Croydon

If you have children or are studying, it’s essential to know the different educational facilities in your area when trying to move. We are currently working on an analysis of the educational data in Croydon and will soon provide you with a comprehensive overview of the school system, which will be invaluable when buying a house in the area or looking to rent.

Primary schools in Croydon

There are 9 schools in Croydon. 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
Al-Khair Primary School 36 Pitlake, Croydon N/A N/A 020 8662 8664 Visit website
Ark Oval Primary Academy 98 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon 4.4 75 020 8688 3000 Visit website
St Mary’s Catholic Junior School, Croydon Sydenham Road, Surrey, Croydon 4.7 22 020 8688 4893 Visit website
Park Hill Infants School Stanhope Road, Croydon 4.7 6 020 8680 0747 Visit website
Learn Global Education 12-14 Sydenham Road, Croydon N/A N/A 020 8686 2396 no website
School St Mary’s, Croydon N/A N/A N/A no website
Inspire 4 Change 93 Wellesley Road, Croydon N/A N/A N/A no website
Park Hill Junior School Stanhope Road, Croydon 4.4 8 020 8686 8623 Visit website
Students Achieve Education Centre – English & Maths Tuition 95-97 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon 4.4 15 020 3086 7767 Visit website

Secondary schools in Croydon

There is/are 8 secundary school(s) in Croydon. 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
Old Palace of John Whitgift School Old Palace School, 06 Old Palace Road, Croydon 3.8 12 020 8688 2027 Visit website
Croydon Adult Learning and Training (CALAT) Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon 3.2 22 020 8726 7777 Visit website
Harris Federation 4, Norfolk House, 15 Wellesley Road, Croydon 2.7 7 020 8253 7777 Visit website
Harris Invictus Academy Croydon 88 London Road, Croydon 2.5 92 020 3371 3002 Visit website
St Mary’s Catholic High School, West Croydon Woburn Road, Croydon 3.3 23 020 8686 3837 Visit website
Al-Khair Foundation 34b Pitlake, Croydon 4.5 31 0300 099 9786 Visit website
Trinity school for boys Croydon N/A N/A N/A Visit website
Learn Global Education 12-14 Sydenham Road, Croydon N/A N/A 020 8686 2396 no website

Universities in Croydon

There is/are 11 university/universities in Croydon. 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.

Name of University Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Croydon College College Road, Croydon 3.8 205 020 8686 5700 Visit website
London School of Communication 2 Lansdowne Road, Croydon N/A N/A 020 3534 1871 no website
The Military Preparation College Mitcham Road, Croydon 3.9 7 0330 111 3939 Visit website
Neasden College Marco Polo House, 3-5 Lansdowne Road, Croydon N/A N/A N/A Visit website
INTCAS 4th Floor, AMP House, 4 Dingwall Road, London, Croydon N/A N/A 020 7118 1822 no website
WINWAY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY LIMITED 4th floor suite-14, AMP House, 4 Dingwall Road, Croydon 4.6 47 020 8686 5888 Visit website
LSBU Croydon Campus 3 Wellesley Road, Croydon 4.6 17 N/A Visit website
Excel College Excel College, 12B College Road, Croydon 5 9 020 8680 3312 Visit website
City Link United Kingdom 3.9 7 07476 181858 no website
Qasir Faizi 89B Saint James’s Road, Croydon N/A N/A N/A no website
Cressey College – Birdhurst Park Grange Group Plc, 104 Park Lane, Croydon 3 2 N/A no website

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Estate agents in Croydon

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
DiscountCityHotels Ltd 12-14 Sydenham Road, Croydon N/A N/A 020 8680 3001 no website
Hanna Buys Houses 2 The Mews, Lansdowne Road, Croydon N/A N/A 07472 328566 no website
Apartotels- Provide Serviced Apartments in London 12-14 Sydenham Road, Croydon N/A N/A 020 8680 3001 no website
Letfair 17-21 George Street, South Croydon, Croydon N/A N/A 020 3455 9424 no website
Bonnington Commercial Property Consultants The Lansdowne Building, 2 Lansdowne Road, Croydon N/A N/A 020 8166 5978 no website
The Business Xchange Hub The Business Xchange Hub, Sunley House, 4 Bedford Park, Croydon 5 24 020 8680 4411 Visit website
Dickinson Estate Agents 2, 20 Barclay Road, Croydon 5 12 020 8251 9191 Visit website
Alderman Stone Chartered Surveyors 241 Addiscombe Road, Croydon 5 1 024 7674 1174 Visit website
Pilton Industrial Estate Pitlake, Croydon 5 1 020 7016 1520 no website
LAH Property Marketing AMP House, 4, Dingwall Road, Croydon 4.7 6 020 7355 4343 Visit website
Bairstow Eves Sales and Letting Agents East Croydon 22 Norfolk House, George Street, East, Croydon 4.6 387 020 3151 3965 Visit website
Latitude Apartments Croydon 3 Fairfield Road, Croydon 4.6 67 020 8181 1070 Visit website
Jukes Estate Agents 76 High Street, London 4.4 132 020 8653 9393 You are already here
Barnard Marcus Estate Agents Croydon 50 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon 4.2 184 020 8680 9226 Visit website
Citibase Croydon 4th Floor, davis house, 69-77 High Street, Croydon 4.1 23 020 8667 2000 Visit website
Appleton Estates Marco Polo House, 3-5 Lansdowne Road, Croydon 4 82 020 8133 6431 no website
Huggins Stuart Edwards- Croydon 102-104 High Street, Croydon 4 4 020 8688 8313 Visit website
HNF Property Raworth House, 36 Sydenham Road, Croydon 3.7 45 020 8769 0161 Visit website
Top Move Estate Agents 39 Whitehorse Road, Croydon 3.6 35 020 8683 0012 Visit website
Countrywide Residential Development Solutions Grosvenor House, 125 High Street, Croydon 2.1 7 020 8506 5830 no website
Caridon Landlord Solutions 123 High Street, Croydon 1 1 020 3728 9937 Visit website

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Have look at nearby areas

If you are not certain about buying or living in Croydon, maybe take a quick look at the other areas around, and you may find the right vibe you want to live in.

Share your views on Croydon

We are always keen to hear what people living in Croydon have to say about the area. Feel free to share your thoughts, your tips and the places you love the most in the comment sections. We do read them and will update these pages if your contribution provides genuine and great recommendations.

Why we think Croydon is a great place

In this section we try to share with you why Croydon 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 Croydon. 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 Croydon.

Supermarkets in the borough of Croydon

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 Croydon. 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
Marks and Spencer 116 North End, Croydon 4.2 2310 020 8680 4161 Visit website
Sainsbury’s Local 1-3, Suffolk House, George Street, Croydon 4.1 126 0330 013 7639 Visit website
Bulgaria Favorite Food Store 102 Tamworth Road, Croydon 4.2 105 07379 092994 Visit website
TFC Croydon 73-77 London Road, Croydon 4.1 646 020 8686 2025 no website
Sainsbury’s Local 12 – 16 Addiscombe Road, Croydon 3.8 61 0330 013 7365 Visit website
Tesco Express Saffron Square, Wellesley Road, Croydon 3.3 54 0333 345 2468 Visit website
Poundland 139 North End, Croydon 4.1 456 020 8680 3851 Visit website
Sainsbury’s Local 9-11 London Road, Croydon 2.8 26 0330 013 7213 Visit website
Premier 126 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon 5 2 020 8680 8055 Visit website
Polski Supermarket Croydon 47-48 Surrey Street, Croydon 4.3 77 020 8686 1411 Visit website
Minisam u Joli – Polski Sklep 144A Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon 4.6 37 N/A no website
Sainsbury’s Local 59 High Street, Croydon 3.4 50 0330 013 7190 Visit website
Lidl 76-78 Church Street, Croydon 4.1 2403 020 3966 5566 Visit website
Freshfields Market 86-88 Church Street, Croydon 4.7 474 020 8681 7208 no website
Mleczko Croydon 68 High Street, Croydon 4.5 1364 020 8688 6859 Visit website
Lidl 99 London Road, Croydon 4.2 2894 020 3966 5566 Visit website
Tesco Esso Express 100-102 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon 3.4 56 0333 345 0502 Visit website
Poundland Unit 140 Whitgift Centre, Croydon 4.1 286 020 3583 6704 Visit website
Iceland Supermarket Croydon 29-30 Surrey Street, Croydon 4.1 780 020 8688 0751 Visit website
Amazon Fresh Unit 1 Ruskin Square, Croydon 3.8 111 020 3356 6205 Visit website

Where to watch a movie in Croydon?

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 Croydon below:

Cinema’s name Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Vue Cinema Croydon – Croydon Grants Grants Entertainment Centre, Croydon 3.8 2078 0345 308 4620 Visit website
Grants Entertainment Centre 14 High Street, Croydon 3.9 1821 0345 308 4620 no website
David Lean Cinema Katharine Street, Croydon 4.6 72 020 3411 1243 Visit website

Places to eat in Croydon

Croydon boasts a rich culinary culture, and the variety of restaurants is a testament to this. When buying a house in the area, it’s worth considering the dining options available. The food experts on our team have come up with some popular favourites:

Name of the restaurant Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Premier Inn London Croydon Town Centre hotel Phillips House, 6 Lansdowne Road, Croydon 4 1293 0333 321 9315 Visit website
Nando’s Croydon – High Street 26 High Street, Croydon 4.2 1164 020 8681 3505 Visit website
wagamama croydon 4 Park Lane, Croydon, London 4.2 1435 020 8760 9260 Visit website
Domino’s Pizza – London – Croydon Central 87, 89 High Street, London, Croydon 3.6 190 020 8681 2344 Visit website
Subway 80 Frith Road, London 3.8 284 020 8688 5806 Visit website
Mazala Indian Takeaway Croydon 142 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon 4 61 020 8680 8882 Visit website
Burger King 41 Church Street, Croydon 3.5 488 020 8688 4944 Visit website
Papa Johns Pizza 85 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon 2.5 250 020 8656 5995 Visit website
Mei Chinese Take Away 11 Derby Road, Croydon 4.3 72 020 8680 2432 no website
English & Continental 1074, Whitgift Centre, 21 North End, Croydon 4.2 58 N/A no website
Subway Wellesley Road Norfolk House, 7 Wellesley Road, Croydon 4 296 020 8760 0946 Visit website
Bao Bao Taiwanese Street Food Unit 44-45, Boxpark, 99 George Street, Croydon 4.7 677 020 3873 2750 Visit website
BOXPARK Croydon 99 George Street, Croydon 4.3 8461 020 7186 8800 Visit website
Chilango Boxpark Croydon 99 George Street, Croydon 4.3 362 020 3242 0880 no website
Koshary Kitchen – Egyptian Food London Unit 17, Boxpark, 99 George Street, Croydon 4.6 40 07398 662517 no website
Poptata Croydon Unit 31, Boxpark, 99 Upper Level, George Street, Croydon 4 63 N/A Visit website
Coqfighter Croydon Unit 19, Boxpark, 99 George Street, Croydon 3.5 123 020 3873 2754 Visit website
McDonald’s Unit 23, Norfolk House, Wellesley Road, Croydon 3.5 1168 020 8688 9431 Visit website
Slug & Lettuce – Croydon 10 Park Lane, Croydon 4.4 2305 020 8686 1033 Visit website
Bakhan Restaurant Croydon 72 London Road, Croydon 4.4 372 020 8680 8150 no website

Where to stay in shape in Croydon

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 Croydon 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 Croydon below.

Gym’s name Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
The Lansdowne Hotel 1 Lansdowne Road, Croydon 3.5 254 020 8681 3381 Visit website
Nuffield Health Croydon Central Fitness & Wellbeing Gym 44 Surrey Street, Croydon 3 138 020 8686 3700 Visit website
MyPT The Gym Sunley House, LGF, 4 Bedford Park, Croydon 4.7 236 020 8138 2888 Visit website
Chaos Movement Saffron Square, Croydon 4.7 7 N/A Visit website
PureGym London Croydon 12-20, Crown Hill, London, Croydon 4.1 543 0344 477 0005 Visit website
ARC Osteopathy Croydon 3A Overton’s Yard, Croydon 4.9 45 020 3745 9532 Visit website
Fit4All.biz CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Rd, Croydon N/A N/A 020 8253 1263 Visit website
SN Combat Academy (CROYDON) 1st Floor, Compass Room, 37 Tamworth Road, Croydon 4.7 100 07552 162638 Visit website
The Gym Group London East Croydon Suffolk House, 6 George Street, Croydon 4.2 676 0300 303 4800 Visit website
Matthews Yard Unit 1, 6 Scarbrook Road, Croydon 4.5 630 N/A Visit website
Grants Entertainment Centre 14 High Street, Croydon 3.9 1822 0345 308 4620 Visit website
Sport And Health Academy 2 Lansdowne Road, Croydon N/A N/A N/A Visit website
GymVibez Marco Polo House, 3-5 Lansdowne Road, Croydon N/A N/A 0330 057 7427 Visit website
Empowered Pole Fitness Croydon Unit 3, 1 Ruskin Road, Croydon N/A N/A 07984 985382 Visit website
Boxing Gym in Glendale 35 Dingwall Road, Croydon N/A N/A 07771 213662 Visit website
JMfit Personal Coach Croydon N/A N/A 07538 839558 Visit website
MoreYoga Unit 2, Delta Point, Wellesley Road, London 4.8 29 0808 175 0238 Visit website
MY PT Studio Croydon 4.5 4 020 8138 2888 Visit website
Croydon Boxing Academy Unit 58, Centrale Shopping Centre, 21 North End, Croydon 4.8 35 07908 324674 Visit website
Top Tier Muay Thai / I’mPossible State of Mind 1st Floor, OurSpace Community Centre, 50 High Street, Croydon 5 57 07447 895734 Visit website

Green spaces around Croydon

London, compared to other major cities, is well equipped in parks and green spaces and we love them. Croydon counts 9 parks. Here is the list with their location:

Parks’s name Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Exchange Square Exchange Square, Croydon 3.6 16 N/A Visit website
Mahala 83 Church Street, Croydon 4.6 1025 020 8680 8117 Visit website
Queen’s Gardens Park Lane, Croydon 3.8 620 020 8726 6900 Visit website
Fairfield Gardens Fairfield Gardens, Croydon 5 1 N/A Visit website
St. James’ Church Rest Garden Saint James’s Road, Croydon N/A N/A N/A Visit website
Cotelands Cotelands, Croydon 4 1 N/A Visit website
Park Hill Park Arthur Court, 2 Fairfield Path, Croydon 4.5 1416 020 8726 6900 Visit website
St John’s Memorial Garden, Croydon Old Town, Croydon 4.5 2 N/A Visit website
Fairfield Gardens Croydon N/A N/A N/A no website

Pubs in the borough of Croydon

At Jukes, we have our favourite pubs and we usually gather there with the team to celebrate all sorts of news. We truly believe that pubs play a key role in defining the atmosphere of an area and we love to spread the word whenever a great recommendation comes in. 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.

Religious buildings in the borough of Croydon

People of different faiths live in Croydon, and if you’re considering living in the area, 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 please let us know if you think your faith is not represented here, and we will add it.

Churches in Croydon

Church’s name Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Asemblies of the First Born – Croydon 45 Cromwell Road, Croydon 4.7 6 020 7223 3099 Visit website
East Croydon URC Church 86 Addiscombe Grove, Croydon 4.4 24 020 8688 1464 Visit website
Christian Science Church 14 Altyre Road, Croydon 5 2 020 8681 3457 Visit website
Southern Synod Office Of The United Reformed Church United Reformed Church, Synod Office East, 86 Addiscombe Grove, Croydon 4.8 4 020 8688 3730 Visit website
UCKG HelpCentre – Croydon 12-14 London Road, Croydon 4.8 158 020 7686 6000 Visit website
کلیسای ایرانیان لندن- کرویدون ٌWest Croydon Baptist Church, Whitehorse Road, Croydon 3.8 8 07801 550007 Visit website
Friends Meeting House Croydon Friends Meeting House, 60 Park Lane, Croydon 4.1 16 020 8688 9659 no website
True Vine Centre Redeemed Christian Church of God – Croydon Harris Invictus Academy, 88 London Road, Croydon 3.7 3 020 8665 5533 Visit website
Everyday Church Croydon Unit 1, The Exchange, 6 Scarbrook Road, Croydon 5 5 020 8947 1859 Visit website
Church of the Nazarene 55 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon 5 7 N/A no website
Croydon Tabernacle RCCG 38-40 Parsons Mead, Croydon 4.7 26 020 8688 8466 Visit website
Vine Branch Church Waddon New Road, Croydon 5 1 N/A no website
Praise Gate Temple Unit 5, Pilton Industrial Estate, 46 Pitlake, Croydon 4.7 12 020 8686 5664 no website
Crossfare Christian Centre Unit 5, Pilton Industrial Estate 46, Pitlake, Croydon 5 1 07931 220732 no website
Christ Church Methodist, Croydon 114 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon 4.6 26 020 8654 5481 Visit website
Acts Christian Church Acts House, 30 Union Road, Croydon 5 2 020 8684 2561 Visit website
Elim Pentecostal Church WCBC, Whitehorse Road, Croydon 4.3 6 07801 550007 Visit website
Providence Chapel 254 High Street, Croydon 4.4 7 0117 968 0989 no website
BLFM – MK Dream Centre, 68 Windmill Road, Croydon 5 1 07932 938911 Visit website
Croydon Spiritualist Church Chatsworth Road, Croydon 4.8 29 020 8688 1827 Visit website

What mosques are in the borough of Croydon?

Mosque’s name Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
Baitus Subhan Mosque (AMA UK) 59 Saint James’s Road, Croydon 4.6 106 020 8689 2426 Visit website
Croydon Islamic Community Trust 89 London Road, Croydon 4.8 290 020 8760 0552 Visit website
Friday Prayers Only Leslie Grove, Croydon N/A N/A N/A no website
The Old Town Mosque 52 Tamworth Road, Croydon 4.9 25 N/A no website
Friday Prayer 34B Pitlake, Croydon N/A N/A N/A no website
MM-UK Islamic centre 75 Whitehorse Road, Croydon 4.3 6 N/A Visit website

Hindu temples in Croydon

Estate agent’s name Address Average Rating Number of ratings Phone number Website
London Croydon shri nagapoosani amman Hindu temple 2a Elmwood Road, Croydon 5 12 07492 454500 Visit website

Synagogues to visit in Croydon

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

What to do in Croydon

Activities in the borough of Croydon

When researching Croydon, it’s essential to immerse yourself in the area’s vibrant atmosphere and endless activities. This place is a hub of excitement, with a wide range of events and experiences to enjoy. To find the best things to do, we recommend checking out TimeOut, a constantly updated resource showcasing the most appealing activities in South London.

Before making the significant decision of buying a house or moving, it’s crucial to understand the essence of the neighbourhood you’re about to call home. The nightlife, exhibitions, and community events in Croydon provide valuable insights into how you can integrate into the local community and make the most of your new surroundings.

The places in Croydon

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