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South Croydon

A locals' guide to South Croydon

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

Ashley Whitehouse

"Sometimes when I visit the waterfall in Grove Park, it's hard to believe that it is in London!"

Thomas Lebbern

"Mitcham Common is a beautiful area to explore and one that I love taking the dog to when the weather's nice."

Thomas Lebbern

What is your favourite place?

Where do South Croydon locals go?

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.


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.


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.

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.

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!

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.

The Whitgift Centre

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

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!

Shirley Windmill

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

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!

Carshalton Ponds

A wealth of wildlife, waterfalls and lovely scenery in the heart of Carshalton.

Doyley's A1 Barbers

I have been getting my hair cut here for over 15 years. It's a very nice family-run business and a fantastic place to discuss football and sports with the guys. It also tends to be a social hub too, which is great!

The Greyhound

A pub and hotel with lots of outside space - fab in the summer!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Waddon, Croydon, Wallington, Shirley Oaks, Hackbridge, Thornton Heath, Carshalton, Carshalton Beeches, Elmers End and West Wickham

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"Croydon airport was the main London airport in the 1920s and 1930s. Many famous events can be traced back to its involvement including Amy Johnson taking off from there on her flight to Australia and Charles Lindbergh landing in the Spirit of St Louis."

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Carshalton Playtime Baby & Toddler Group

West Street Church
Carshalton Playtime Baby & Toddler Group - every Wednesday during term time 9.30-11.30am Held at West Street Church West Street Carshalton (parking available). All welcome no need to book in advance. For more information contact Suzi at: hot.headed.girl@gmail.com Website

NCT Carshalton Playtime Baby & Toddler Group

West Street Church
Carshalton Playtime Baby & Toddler Group is every Wednesday during term time 9.30-11.30am Held at West Street Church West Street Carshalton (parking available). All welcome no need to book in advance. For more information contact Suzi at: hot.headed.girl@gmail.com Website

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

Sing and Sign

LWS Cafe & Charity
Developed with the help of Speech and Language experts and launched in January 2001, the "Sing and Sign" programme has since taught thousands of parents across the UK how to sign with their babies and encourage amazing early communication. Website

Stay and Play!

Lattjo POP
Come and let loose in our cafe as we turn it into a playground for the children with music in the background while you enjoy your cake and coffee! A great session where the café area turns into a play room and children can explore freely and paly with the various toys around. Website

Crafty Cooks

Braziliana Cafe
A love of cooking and an ability to do so is an important skill that every child should have. Children from as young as 24 months are taught how to cook a whole range of delicious, nutritious dishes. They will cook both sweet and savoury, from beetroot cakes to mini quiches with a spattering of chocolate in the middle! The lovely Heather runs Crafty Cooks South London. She runs regular classes and holiday clubs and really enjoys meeting lots of little Crafty Cooks! Website
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