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A locals' guide to CR0

"No longer in use, Croydon Airport was once a major international airport that now houses a visitor centre."

Ashley Whitehouse

"Crease Park is a fantastic local, green open space in Beckenham..."

Dominic Butler

"Beckenham has many handsome period homes that are perfect for families"

Dominic Butler

What is your favourite place?

Where do CR0 locals go?

Pita Pit

A wide variety of delicious wraps at great prices!

Shirley Hills Viewpoint

This viewpoint in the Addington Hills provides breathtaking views of all of London. Make sure you visit on a clear day!

Surrey Street Market

Engrained in Croydon's history and open 6 days a week, you can pick up produce from pretty much any part of the world and it is also very cheap! My mum who still lives in Croydon is a fan of 3 bunches of bananas for only £1!


If you want a fun, inexpensive night out, Reflex is great. You can usually count on cheap drinks, the people are friendly and there is always a way to get home no matter where you live!


I love buffalo because it has great service and serves up a tasty burger for an even better price. The evening and lunchtime menus have a wide variety of options to choose from.

Boxpark Croydon

Another reason to move to Croydon! In the summer of 2016, Boxpark Croydon will be home to 80 new independent restaurants. This is, of course, something that is very exciting for the local area.

Shirley Windmill

Guided tours and a visitor centre explaining the milling process, it's a great day out for the family.

Stuffins Unlimited

A sandwich deli right in the heart of Croydon. The menu is different every day and the prices are great for the amount you get.


One of, if not the best Indian restaurant in Croydon. It has a wide variety of dishes on the menu, including game curries. The food is delicious and portions are perfectly sized to keep you full - but not to the point of bursting.

The Whitgift Centre

There's a great choice of stores in The Whitgift Centre!

Shampan 2

A tasty Indian restaurant serving classic curries and speciality dishes too.


I certainly recommend Balkon on Chatterton Road. It serves fantastic traditional Turkish meze and delicious grilled meats.

Little Bay

A cosy little restaurant in South Croydon with fantastic service and great food! Make sure you ring up in advance and request a booth when you book to experience the uniqueness of this restaurant.

Kelsey Park

Although not the biggest park around, Kelsey Park is a peaceful, leafy spot with a large pond and a cafe. A great place to bring the kids, where they can run around the playground.

The Gold Coast

Serving the best food from the motherland, Ghana! The jollof rice served with domedo (seasoned and spiced pork) is to die for... It reminds me of mummy's cooking!

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"Croydon Airport was once one of the world's major airports and the first to introduce Air Traffic Control."

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NCT Bumps & Babies

St Marks Church Hall
Bumps and Babies provides expectant and new parents with a relaxing and informal get-together. It is a great place to make new friends share your experiences with people going through the same things have a reason to get out of the house if everything seems too much or overwhelming or if you just need to socialise with people in your local area. St Marks Church Hall Braemar Gardens West BR4 0JN Fridays 10.00am-12.00pm (during term time) Website

The Playrooms

Studio 74 - The Hall
A home-from-home ambiance, a place where you can relax knowing your little ones are within sight having fun. Kids play center, including: Under 5's Soft Play, Ball Pool, Classes for Little Ones, Arts & crafts, Classes for Grown Ups, Mini Cinema, Baby Disco, Fresh Food, Yummy Coffee, Free WiFi, Free Parking, Creche and After School Club. Website

Mothers & Others Playgroup (Term time only)

Orpington Methodist church hall
Every Monday 13:00-14:30 Come along and join us at our Baby and Toddler playgroup (term time only). Entry is FREE and there is no need to book! All parents and carers are welcome with children from birth. Dedicated baby area ride on toys refreshments (donations welcome!) An NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor will be present to give help advice and support between 1-2pm. No need to make an appointment simply drop-in. We are always in need of volunteers. Any questions or to get involved please contact Alison our Mothers & Others Coordinator via orpington@nct.org.uk Website

Caterham Baby Cafe

De Stafford School
Baby Cafe is a breastfeeding drop-in centre where all pregnant and breastfeeding mums are welcome. In a relaxed informal atmosphere you can chat to other mums get one-to-one help from specially trained staff look at books leaflets and DVDs and enjoy some tea coffee and cakes. Website

Happy Mondays - Parent Baby & Toddler Group

Beckenham Methodist Church
HAPPY MONDAYS is the NCT run playgroup open to all and is held every MONDAY 10 - 11.30am during term time. Tea coffee and biscuits for adults and squash water and snacks for the younger ones are available donations welcome. Singsong at the end! £1.00 for under 1s; £1.30 for over 1s. Maximum of £2.30 per family or child minder. There is always something going on so do drop in we look forward to meeting you. Website

NCT Happy Mondays - Parent Baby & Toddler Group

Beckenham Methodist Church
HAPPY MONDAYS is the NCT run playgroup open to all and is held every MONDAY 10 - 11.30am during term time. Tea coffee and biscuits for adults and squash water and snacks for the younger ones are available donations welcome. Singsong at the end! £1.00 for under 1s Website
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