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Things to do in Croydon

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Food Court
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“A selection of food lots with open plan seating area, quite often events on here too. One of the main places in Croydon and right next to the train station. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Great selection of mainstream high street shops such as H&M, Next, Topshop, Marks and Spencers etc. And the bonus is you can walk home with all your shopping in less than 10 minutes!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“showing the latest blockbusters. Large glass windows mean you get a great view out towards Croydon and Surrey”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“One of the largest shopping centres in London - has everything you might need.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Its 2 shopping malls plus has highstreet of shops too. Very easy to get to, only 15mins via Tram.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Train
“24 hour trains to central London and Gatwick. Very regular service during normal operating hours, but trains also run through the night. Average 15 minutes to Victoria, London Bridge and Gatwick airport.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“The parking i s really good here and public transport links there's food and a movie theatre even an all you can eat place as well as an Arcade it can be a really fun but costly day out ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“The oldest market in London held every day in iconic Surrey Street which is in the centre of town. On a week day the market sells fresh fruit, vegetables and plants. At the weekend the market turns in to a food lover's paradise. A must visit for all foodies.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“pretty blossoming cherry trees in spring. Old Victorian Water tower and views of Croydon”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Local park with kids play area, tennis courts and a nice view of Croydon. Good place to run. Outdoor gym.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Whitgift centre and Centrale offer plenty of shopping options if you want to keep it local. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“A little Supermarket for all those little snacks you would like to pick up.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A really nice Italian with great friendly staff. When the weather is nice they open up the front glass doors on to the street which is great. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This is a great place to grab some food or just hang out and get a coffee. Right in the center of Croydon but not so well known - it's a cool hipster spot. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Food Court
“A selection of food lots with open plan seating area, quite often events on here too. One of the main places in Croydon and right next to the train station. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A really nice Italian with great friendly staff. When the weather is nice they open up the front glass doors on to the street which is great. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Looking for the best restaurants in South West london, you will need to check on a site called the opentable.co.uk here you can find the best of the best restaurants in the whole of southwest london and my flat is just 20mins drive with uber to this resturant and is about 35mins when you jump on the bus depends on the traffic but expect more time if is Friday as croydon is a bubble town when is friday.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Fantastic food. Lovely atmosphere. Very cosy. Highly rated on trip advisor.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Spanish taps, excellent food and prices, lively atmosphere and great staff! Tip: Try the Raxo Pork!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent tapas food and always friendly welcome, very busy lively on Fri and Sat nights.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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