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West Croydon

A locals' guide to West Croydon

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

Ashley Whitehouse

"Mitcham Common is a beautiful area to explore and one that I love taking the dog to when the weather's nice."

Thomas Lebbern

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

Thomas Lebbern

What is your favourite place?

Where do West Croydon locals go?

Pita Pit

A wide variety of delicious wraps at great prices!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

The Whitgift Centre

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

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

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.

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.

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 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!

Shirley Hills Viewpoint

This viewpoint in the Addington Hills provides breathtaking views of all of London. Make sure you visit on a clear day!

Mantanah Thai Cuisine

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

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"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."

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