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Things to do in Croydon

Large outer south London borough, rich in cultural and historical attractions

Known for...   Croydon Palace, Shirley Windmill, Fairfield Halls, Addington Palace and Museum of Croydon



 

  Attractions

Croydon Palace

The summer residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury for over 500 years.
Old Palace Road
Croydon
CR0 1AX

 

Addington Palace

With a colourful past that pre-dates the Domesday Book, Addington Palace is set in 163-acres of landscaped grounds in Surrey.
Gravel Hill
Croydon
Surrey
CR0 5BB

 

Shirley Windmill FREE

One of only four windmills open to the public in Greater London.
Postmill Close
Croydon
CR0 5DY

02086510064

 
 

  Children's Activities

Dragon Quest Adventure Golf

Entertaining for all the family, why not test your skills on our stunning new Dragon Quest adventure golf course.
175 Long Lane, Addiscombe
Croydon
Surrey
CR0 7TE

02086561690

Recommended by Linda Hall, Croydon

 
 

  Museums

Museum Of Croydon

The Museum of Croydon is a great place to discover the history of Croydon.
Central Library
Katharine Street
Croydon
CR9 1ET

Recommended by Ben Davis, Brixton
“Nice local museum with plenty to keep the kids happy for a few hours”

 
 

  Parks

Ashburton Park FREE

The park is on the site of the Woodside Convent, however all that remains today is the chapel.
Lower Addiscombe Road
Croydon
CR0 6RX

 

Queen's Gardens

Small area of urban gardens in the centre of Croydon.
Park Lane
Croydon
CR9 1SA

Recommended by Jennie Bell, Croydon

 

Addiscombe Railway Park FREE

located on part of the former Addiscombe railway track between East India Way and Blackhorse Lane tram stop.
Croydon
CR0 6NE

 

Dollypers Hill FREE

Situated in an urban area of Surrey, Dollypers Hill is a mixture of different habitats, including ancient woodland, scrub.
Old Lodge Lane
near Kenley
CR5 1JA

 

Crystal Palace Park FREE

Crystal Palace Park is a large park in South London which was once home to Sir Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace
London
SE20 8DT

 

Addington Park FREE

The park is an ancient hunting site belonging to the Manor of Addington. Grade II listed on English Heritage's register of parks.
Kent Gate Way
Addington
Croydon
CR0 5AQ

 

Pollards Hill Recreation Ground FREE

Play area. Woodland area. Outdoor gym area. Skate park.
Recreation Way
Mitcham
CR4 1PJ

 

Croham Hurst Woods

One of the most popular beauty spots for local people to visit.
Croydon
CR2 0DZ

Recommended by Belinda Jones, Croydon
“Beautiful walks through the woods, especially nice when the spring flowers are out”

 

Betts Park FREE

Childrens play area, football, multi-use court, skateboard area, outdoor gym.
Anerley Road
Anerley
London
SE20 8TG

 

Beaulieu Heights FREE

Beaulieu Heights is perched on a slope which runs from Church Road down to Auckland Rise.
Upper Norwood
SE19 2DT

 

Bramley Bank FREE

An enchanting site including oak and ash woodland with grassland clearings, supporting many bird, butterfly and flower species.
Riesco Drive
Croydon
Greater London
CR2 7LG

 

Hutchinson's Bank, Chapel Bank And Threecorner Grove FREE

An area of ancient woodland and grassland, spiked with common orchids and bluebells.
Featherbed Lane
Croydon
Greater London
CR0 0JT

 

Ledgers Wood FREE

A semi natural oak woodland reserve with silver birch, ash, holly and hawthorn with scattered sweet chestnut.
Church Lane
Chelsham
Surrey
CR6 9PG

 

Riddlesdown SSSI FREE

Wooded slopes with rare juniper bushes. Riddlesdown nature reserve forms part of a larger area of chalk grassland.
Riddlesdown Road
Croydon
Greater London
CR8 5BR

 
 

  Cinema

Vue Cinema Croydon Grants

Multi-screen cinema.
14 High Street
Croydon
CR0 1GT

03453084620

 

Vue Cinema Purley Way

Multi-screen cinema.
Valley Park Leisure Complex
21 Hesterman Way
Croydon
CR0 4YA

03453084620

 

David Lean Cinema

Independent cinema.
Croydon Clocktower
Katherine Street
Croydon
CR9 1ET

 

Vue Cinema Croydon Purley Way

Multi-screen cinema.
Valley Park Leisure Complex
21 Hestermann Way
Croydon
CR0 4YA

03453084620

 
 

  Theatre

Ashcroft Theatre

The Ashcroft Theatre is located within the Fairfield Halls.
Park Lane
Croydon
Surrey
CR9 1DG

 

Warehouse Theatre

Eclectic theatre dedicated to new work.
Dingwell Road
Croydon
London
CR0 2NF

 

Croydon Clocktower

Arts and entertainment venue.
Katharine Street
Croydon
London Borough of Croydon
CR9 1ET

 
 

  Live Music

Concert Hall At Fairfield Halls

Surrey's premier entertainment venue.
Fairfield (Croydon) Ltd
Park Lane
Croydon
Surrey
CR9 1DG

 
 

  Comedy

Jongleurs Comedy Club

Popular city centre comedy club.
Tiger Tiger
16 High Street
Croydon
CRO 1GT

 
 

  Golf

Addington Court Golf Club

Golf Club.
Featherbed Lane
Addington
Croydon
Surrey
CR0 9AA

 

Farleigh Court Golf Club

Golf Club.
Old Farleigh Road
Farleigh
Surrey
CR6 9PX

 

Addington Golf Club

Golf Club.
205 Shirley Church Road
Croydon
Surrey
CR0 5AB

 

Croham Hurst Golf Club

Croham Hurst Golf Club is a friendly and welcoming club that was founded in 1911.
Croham Road
South Croydon
Surrey
CR2 7HJ

 

Shirley Park Golf Club

Golf Club.
194 Addiscombe Road
Croydon
Surrey
CR0 7LB

 

Purley Downs Golf Club

Golf Club.
106 Purley Downs Road
South Croydon
Surrey
CR2 0RB

 

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