The town of Croydon is located within the Greater London region of England's capital city. Despite the fact that this London suburb is not endowed with abundant historic sites, it is a pleasant base with leafy avenues, cultural venues and a fine selection of wining and dining establishments.
Fairfield Halls is the biggest of four performing arts theaters in Croydon, and regularly hosts classical concerts and some of the biggest names in the pop world. The town is also the principal shopping destination in southeast London, with two modern malls, the Whitgift Centre and Centrale, as well as numerous other stores. The town center is small enough to walk around and makes a great base for those looking to travel the region, as it is on main roads and a rail line between London and the south coast.
London's West End is only 10 miles away, while people arriving at Gatwick Airport can get to Croydon easily as the there are frequent trains between the two.
The town of Croydon is a vacation hotspot for anyone looking for entertainment, shopping, nightlife or a unique heritage. Located 20 minutes by train from the center of London this area is ideal for those looking for a wide range of things to do and see. And with a choice of buses or trams to tour the town in you will never find it difficult to visit the huge variety of locations this town has on offer.
IfÂ you are looking for the historic and cultural side of Croydon then you will find plenty of wonderful places to visit. There's the Croydon Palace, old home to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Croydon Clocktower and many other heritage sites. For the more recreational side to the city there are various art galleries and exhibition centers to visit, the Warehouse Theater, and a huge range of wonderful shopping centers and markets.
For entertainment, the area has 700 restaurants and 300 bars and clubs to be sampled so there will be little chance of visitors running out of places to eat and party the night away. And with London close by you can always pay a visit to England's capital city to allow you to sample even more great entertainment and cuisine.
With an incredible mixture of things to do in and around Croydon you are pretty much guaranteed to love the time spent in this vibrant and exciting town. Whether it's a relaxing break or an action packed entertainment extravaganza you are after, this town hasÂ it all.