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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.

The Whitgift Centre

The Whitgift Centre

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

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!

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.

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.

Shelverdine Goathouse

Shelverdine Goathouse

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.

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!

The Craft Beer Cabin

The Craft Beer Cabin

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

The Wandle Trail

The Wandle Trail

The Wandle Trail is a great place for walking and cycling

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!

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!!

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.

Coffee Craft

Coffee Craft

An excellent recently opened coffee shop in South Norwood with a relaxed atmosphere, serving brilliant coffee, cakes and lunch.

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 Croydon, Waddon, Thornton Heath, South Croydon, Shirley Oaks, Wallington, Hackbridge, Norbury, Elmers End and Carshalton

"Crystal Palace F.C. holds the record for the most relegations in the Premier League and subsequently the most promotions in the play-offs."

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

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

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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

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

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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