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Stuffins Unlimited

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.

Boxpark Croydon

Boxpark Croydon

Next door to East Croydon Station sits over 30 shipping containers with a variety of food and drink. Some of the biggest names such as Meat Liquor and The Breakfast Club have outlets.

The Whitgift Centre

The Whitgift Centre

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

Khyber

Khyber

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.

Surrey Street Market

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!

Pita Pit

Pita Pit

A wide variety of delicious wraps at great prices!

Little Bay

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.

Ambervision

Ambervision

A family business in Thornton Heath open for over 25 years and well known in the community, doing PC and TV sales and repairs.

The Tram Stop Cafe

The Tram Stop Cafe

Great Coffee and edibles!

Doyley's A1 Barbers

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!

Blue and Orange

Blue and Orange

A great restaurant - it's definitely my favourite in Thornton Heath!

Selhurst Park

Selhurst Park

A great day out for all the family watching Crystal Palace FC play at their home ground.

Shirley Hills Viewpoint

Shirley Hills Viewpoint

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

Yeha Noha

Yeha Noha

Organic food, homemade stuff, including cakes and pastries, meditation evenings, live music at the weekends, an outside terrace and a really funky interior... Love it!!

The Gold Coast

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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"The BRIT School was established in 1990 and is located in Selhurst, Croydon. Amongst its long list of famous alumni are singer/songwriter Adele, X-Factor star Leona Lewis and Katie Melua."

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

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Ashley Whitehouse

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

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Thomas Lebbern

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

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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

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

Rhythm 'n' Babes

St James Church Centre,
Rhythm 'n' Babes is a music and activity class aiming to encourage children to enjoy and explore music and movement. Website

The ABC Ballet School

St. James' Church Hall 236,
At The ABC Ballet School the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment whilst learning skills such as coordination musicality confidence building and imagination that will be beneficial in everyday life. 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

SwimWay

Private venue,
Small group or individual classes taught in a private house in Streatham with the pool heated to a minimum temperature of 30°C. Website

Crafts Bee Craft Classes

Odeon Cinema
Crafts Bee offers a variety of craft classes including jewellery making Sewing silk Painting Cake Decorating Stained Glass Flower Arranging Knitting & Crochet Card making Quilting Gift Vouchers and Children's Craft Parties.

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