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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!

Shirley Windmill

Shirley Windmill

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

Coach House Cafe

Coach House Cafe

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

The Tram Stop Cafe

The Tram Stop Cafe

Great Coffee and edibles!

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.

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.

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!

The Whitgift Centre

The Whitgift Centre

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

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!

The Portland Arms

The Portland Arms

Really good selection of beers/ales and some good wine... Chicken burger is great, too.

South Norwood Country Park

South Norwood Country Park

Like having the countryside on your doorstep, it is a great place for a bike ride or a dog walk.

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 Craft Beer Cabin

The Craft Beer Cabin

Cute little place with the biggest selection of craft beers I've found in ages.

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

"Croydon Palace dates back to around 960, with its current buildings erected in the 15th and 16th centuries. The summer home of the Archbishop of Canterbury for over 500 years, it now forms the estate of Old Palace of John Whitgift School."

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

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Ashley Whitehouse

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

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Ryan Ninnis

Beckenham has many handsome period homes that are perfect for families

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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

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.

Indelible Studios Ballet & Street

Indelible Studios, Citygate Church
Fun, inspiring dance classes for children aged 18mths - 16 years. Classes are open to all abilities. You don't need to be an expert dancer, just willing to have a go and have fun learning. Great way to develop fitness. 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 10.00 - 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! Website

NCT Bumps & Babies in Beckenham

Deli Nene
Every Thursday during term times 3pm at Deli Nene Beckenham. An informal drop in for new and expectant mums. No need to book - just turn up for a nice coffee and chat! There's also a lovely secure play area full of toys for the little ones and an outside area for warmer days. 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

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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