A locals' guide to Gravel Hill
"No longer in use, Croydon Airport was once a major international airport that now houses a visitor centre."Ashley Whitehouse
"Crease Park is a fantastic local, green open space in Beckenham..."Ryan Ninnis
"Beckenham has many handsome period homes that are perfect for families"Ryan Ninnis
Where do Gravel Hill locals go?
Guided tours and a visitor centre explaining the milling process, it's a great day out for the family.
Submitted by Alexandra
Shirley Hills Viewpoint
This viewpoint in the Addington Hills provides breathtaking views of all of London. Make sure you visit on a clear day!
Submitted by Alexandra
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.
Submitted by Kelly
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.
Submitted by Simon
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
I love buffalo because it has great service and serves up a tasty burger for an even better price. The evening and lunchtime menus have a wide variety of options to choose from.
Submitted by Kelly
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
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
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!
Submitted by Emlyn
The Portland Arms
Really good selection of beers/ales and some good wine... Chicken burger is great, too.
Submitted by M
South Norwood Country Park
Like having the countryside on your doorstep, it is a great place for a bike ride or a dog walk.
Submitted by Jon
Why do you find Gravel Hill a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"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."
Explore Gravel Hill
Child-friendly activities near Gravel Hill
NCT Bumps & BabiesSt 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 ClassesOdeon 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.
Happy Mondays - Parent Baby & Toddler GroupBeckenham Methodist Church
HAPPY MONDAYS is the NCT run playgroup open to all and is held every MONDAY 10 - 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! £1.00 for under 1s; £1.30 for over 1s. Maximum of £2.30 per family or child minder. There is always something going on so do drop in we look forward to meeting you. Website
NCT Happy Mondays - Parent Baby & Toddler GroupBeckenham Methodist Church
HAPPY MONDAYS is the NCT run playgroup open to all and is held every MONDAY 10 - 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! £1.00 for under 1s Website
Indelible Studios Ballet & StreetIndelible 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 Bumps & Babies in BeckenhamDeli 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
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Shirley Oaks
- West Wickham
- South Croydon
- Elmers End
- Thornton Heath
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