Our favourite things to do in Croydon

Dating back to the Domesday Book, Croydon has evolved into one of London’s most interesting boroughs, filled with markets, art and people from all walks of life. We’re more than ready to start adding to the mix with the launch of Addiscombe Grove CR0, our upcoming scheme in the heart of buzzing East Croydon.

Our favourite things to do in Croydon will undoubtedly resonate with the scheme’s future residents, who will all be city makers local to the area. With that in mind and in anticipation of Addiscombe Grove CR0’s launch this spring, we’re highlighting some of the coolest things to do nearby that really should not be missed.

Explore wilderness

If you think that Croydon is an urban jungle, you’re mistaken. It has 127 parks and open spaces, ideal for exploring anything from heathland to chalk meadows. Wandle Park and South Norwood Country Park are our top picks, although Coombe Wood and Farthing Downs a bit further afield are guaranteed to add some colour to your cheeks.

See art

World class street art can be spotted on a trip to St. George’s Walk in Croydon, which has 64 sections reserved for artists known as Croydon’s Arts Quarter. Venture beyond this area and you will still find plenty of murals from the Croydon Mural Project, showcasing the creativity of locals and those who travel in to contribute their creative juices to these colourful streets.

Eat street food

Speaking of art, the communal spaces of Surrey Street Market also have some striking abstract murals – but that’s not the only reason to go there. The market is one of the most well-known things to do in Croydon, as it dates back to the 13th century and now hosts a great variety of food stalls daily. Whether it’s fresh produce or street food you’re after, this market definitely has the history; however, Boxpark Croydon nearby also has its own appeal, containing 80 shipping containers with varying menus.

Go to the pub

Whether you’re listening to live music at The Oval Tavern or watching a play at The Spread Eagle pub, you will find no lack of entertainment in the pubs of Croydon. A local favourite is the Dog & Bull, which is the borough’s oldest pub, but our favourite spot is Claret & Ale, located on Lower Addiscombe Road.

One of the most exciting things about Croydon is that not only does it have history, but the best is yet to come in terms of art, music, food and culture. It represents everything we love about London, and we can’t wait to get stuck in to our favourite things to do in Croydon – as soon as we launch Addiscombe Grove CR0!

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2 thoughts to “Our favourite things to do in Croydon”

  1. An addition to your pub guide is the Builders Arms in Lesley Park Road a Fullers pub serving real ale and food as well as having a large garden for social distancing! Shame about a really traditional pub that has closed is the Alma on Lower Addiscombe Road, save our pubs when out of lockdown!

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