A locals' guide to CR7
"Mitcham Common is a beautiful area to explore and one that I love taking the dog to when the weather's nice."Thomas Lebbern
"Streatham Common is the perfect place to hang out when the sun is shining."Stephanie Kele
"Three Kings Pond is a great place to walk and unwind."Tom Cope
Where do CR7 locals go?
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!
Submitted by Emlyn
A family business in Thornton Heath open for over 25 years and well known in the community, doing PC and TV sales and repairs.
Submitted by Mohsin
Classic hot and cold desserts, milkshakes and gelato served in a low-lit, purple and black setting.
Submitted by Natalie
Miller & Carter
A steak restaurant on Mitcham Common also serving fish dishes and burgers.
Submitted by Helen
A great day out for all the family watching Crystal Palace FC play at their home ground.
Submitted by Nick
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.
Submitted by Dipan
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!
Submitted by Jessica
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!
Submitted by Ashley
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.
Submitted by Ashley
A charming and homely pub with a good vibe. There are different bar areas each with its own character. Good selection of keg and cask ales and a open kitchen serving good, reasonably priced food. The staff are very friendly and the service good. It has a quiz night on Mondays, compered by a charming and entertaining quiz master.
Submitted by Carole
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!!
Submitted by Jacqueline
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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."
Child-friendly activities near CR7
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
Sing and SignLWS 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
Southcroft Church Playgroup
A friendly Parent / Carer and Toddler Group on Wednesdays with free play, story time and songs. Free refreshments for parents / carers. Website
Rhythm 'n' BabesSt 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 SchoolSt. 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
Crafty CooksBraziliana 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
Small group or individual classes taught in a private house in Streatham with the pool heated to a minimum temperature of 30°C. Website
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