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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.

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.

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.

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!

Coach House Cafe

Coach House Cafe

Atmospheric, quirky venue (which is now a bistro) within a small yet perfect park.

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!

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!

Carshalton Ponds

Carshalton Ponds

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

The Greyhound

The Greyhound

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

Beddington Park

Beddington Park

A picturesque wooded parkland rich with historic background.

The Sun Pub

The Sun Pub

Located next to the Carshalton Ponds, their menu offers fresh seasonal food. The pub has a great, relaxed atmosphere, and is independently run.

The Hope

The Hope

CAMRA Greater London Pub of the Year 2012 & 2013, which is run by a collective of locals. There's always a friendly welcome and the homemade, simple food goes down a treat as well!

The Wandle Trail

The Wandle Trail

The Wandle Trail is a great place for walking and cycling

Shirley Windmill

Shirley Windmill

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of South Croydon, Waddon, Wallington, Carshalton, Carshalton Beeches, Hackbridge, Coulsdon, Croydon, Sutton and Shirley Oaks

"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."

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

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Ashley Whitehouse

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

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Thomas Lebbern

The properties in Sutton are perfect for families and people looking for a quieter life - I love it here!

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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

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

NCT Dad's Group

YMCA Banstead Children's Centre
Social group just for dads on Mondays in term time. 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

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