This up-and-coming south London neighbourhood is full of quirky attractions, lush green spaces and is becoming a major shopping hub. It’s also the birthplace of Kate Moss and Stormzy! Not what you thought? Read on to find out some top things to do in Croydon.2019 June 20
Is a foodie paradise! Boxpark Croydon is south London’s sibling of Shoreditch’s pop-up mall (and the newly opened Boxpark Wembley in North London!) With lots of street food stalls, music and events there’s always something on and a great atmosphere to be found.
This newly opened trampoline park is a fun thing to do in Croydon no matter what your age!
This beautiful woodland with picturesque gardens is perfect for a stroll, followed by coffee and cake in the Coach House Cafe.
This board game cafe has all your favourite board games, along with loads you didn’t even know about!
This 21 acre park has the river Wandle running through its centre - stop by the pond for a picnic!
Shop at London’s oldest street market where you’ll find a mix of Caribbean and Asian stalls selling fruit and veg. It’s open 7 days a week, and dates all the way back to 1276. On Sundays, head over for artisan food, crafts, and entertainment.
This south London borough is full of amazing street art, so keep your eyes peeled as you wander around the streets of Croydon’s Art Quarter, located near East Croydon train station.
For contemporary art in Croydon, this is the place to go. Located in the Art Quarter, established names from the likes of Damien Hirst to Banksy have had their work displayed here, while it also gives emerging artists a platform.
From craft classes to film nights, discover a brilliant programme of events at this creative hub. It has an art gallery, live music venue, a crowdfunded theatre and even two restaurants - all in a repurposed warehouse!
Looking for shopping in Croydon? If you’re looking for the high street stores head over to Whitgift Centre and Centrale Centre. And sit tight because there’s a new Westfield London coming soon!
This pub near East Croydon station has music nearly every night, a beer garden, and jazz music at Sunday lunch times.
Whether you’re a fan of Crystal Palace or just travelling to support your team away, it can be reached in under 20 minutes by train from easyHotel Croydon.
London Croydon Airport was once Britain’s major and only international gateway airport! Now a volunteer led micro museum, the exhibition space includes displays located in the world’s oldest Air Traffic Control Tower in Airport House.
There are regular local buses which will take you around Croydon and to other nearby London Boroughs. For all bus options please check Transport for London’s website.
The tram makes getting around Croydon easy, you can get on just around the corner from easyHotel Croydon. For all tram routes please check Transport for London’s website.
The tram also runs between Beckenham and Wimbledon every 5 minutes, so great for those keen tennis fans.
East Croydon train station is a major train hub connecting Surrey and the South Coast with London.
A train can take you into central London in just 15 minutes. Hop on the London Bridge train or Victoria train from East Croydon station, located just a couple of minutes walk from easyHotel Croydon.
To get to Gatwick simply catch the 15 minute Gatwick train from East Croydon Station.
Coming from Gatwick? Hop on the London Victoria train and get off at East Croydon Station.
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