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Thornton Heath

A locals' guide to Thornton Heath

"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."

Thomas Howe

"Crystal Palace is a wonderful place for families, with quick commutes and the wide green spaces..."

Martin Debrah

What is your favourite place?

Where do Thornton Heath 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!

Selhurst Park

A great day out for all the family watching Crystal Palace FC play at their home ground.

Pita Pit

A wide variety of delicious wraps at great prices!

The Whitgift Centre

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

Cream's

Classic hot and cold desserts, milkshakes and gelato served in a low-lit, purple and black setting.

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!!

Coffee Craft

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

Mantanah Thai Cuisine

An authentic Thai restaurant that has an amazing menu, offering good quality meat and vegetarian dishes.

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.

Reflex

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!

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!

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.

South Norwood Lake and Grounds

A pretty area for walking round with peaceful surroundings. There's a great cafe too.

Buffalo

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.

South Norwood Lake and Grounds

Feeding the ducks on South Norwood Lake is a great way to escape city life.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Croydon, Norbury, Waddon, Crystal Palace, Norwood, Hackbridge, West Norwood, Streatham, Shirley Oaks and South Croydon

What do you love about Thornton Heath?

Why do you find Thornton Heath a great place to live?

Donna

"Thornton Heath is a central location to Purley Way, which is a hive of activity. It has kids space, a large indoor play area for families with children, Ikea, a Vue cinema, a shopping complex next door to Ikea – which also houses lots of dine in restaurants, and for the older children there is a large arcade area, which houses an American diner restaurant. Thornton Heath is well worth the look."

October 2016

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