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Croydon is the southernmost and one of the largest of London’s boroughs, and is home to a combination of idyllic green parks (Lloyds Park, Riddlesdown, Shirley Hills) as well as several shopping centres – the Whitgift Centre and Drummond centre being the most popular. The tall buildings of central Croydon are sky scraper-like in their appearance, and a magnificent view of this and most of the rest of London may be enjoyed from certain areas such as Shirley Hills.

As well as being popular with Hollywood film makers certain areas of the borough are widely sought after (e.g. West Purley, Woodcote) and can boast of several alumni – International Tennis superstar Greg Rusedski, Francis Rossi (Status Quo), Sue Perkins (‘Light Lunch, channel 4) and supermodel Kate Moss.

Croydon is less than twenty minutes by train from both London Victoria and Gatwick Airport, as well as being a little under an hours journey from the cosmopolitan coastal town of Brighton. The borough also has a recently developed Tram link system and as such Wimbledon (West London) is now just over twenty minutes away (a journey that would previously have taken nearly an hour by tube and train). The main London to Brighton Road (famed for its annual vintage car race) passes through the centre of Croydon.

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Croydon - Essential Info

Official name of borough:The borough of Croydon
Local Government:Croydon Council
Council Address:Taberner House, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 3JS
Council email:contact.thecouncil@croydon.gov.uk
Council phone:020 8686 4433
Council website:www.croydon.gov.uk
Population of Croydon (est.):336688

Areas in Croydon

The following is a list of the main places, towns and areas in Croydon:

Addington, Addiscombe, Broad Green, Coulsdon, Croydon, Forestdale, Kenley, New Addington, Norbury, Norwood New Town, Purley, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Selsdon, Shirley, South Croydon, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood, Waddon, Woodcote, Woodside.

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