Croydon is a major metropolitan centre in south London, historically part of the county of Surrey but now classed as being within Greater London. Lying just less than 10 miles south of Charing Cross, Croydon is very closely connected to central London and its primary business districts but the town also has a thriving economy of its own. In centuries past, Croydon was a market town renowned for its brewing and leather tanning industries. Modern Croydon is a bustling urban centre and a very significant hub for local businesses and commercial activity of many different sorts. Authorities in the area are intending to increase investment and the quality of local infrastructure via a major regeneration scheme referred to as Croydon Vision 2020.
Setting up your business here
Establishing an office presence in Croydon holds plenty of appeal for companies in a wide range of sectors, partly as a result of its proximity to central London and its very competitive office rent prices. Businesses with bases in the area include the food giant Nestle, the UK Border Agency, Direct Line Life Assurance and Premier Pensions Management. Croydon is connected to most parts of London via a range of bus services and to most areas in the south-east of England via rail. The town is also within easy reach of the M25, which connects outer London to the rest of England in all directions. Also nearby is Gatwick Airport, one of the major air transport hubs serving southern England.
A typical office in Croydon
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Things to do in Croydon
There are some very impressive landmarks well worth taking in during any visit to Croydon, not least the Battle of Britain Monument and the Croydon Clocktower. Popular arts venues include Fairfield Hall, which has hosted the likes of the Beatles, Tom Jones and Jools Holland since its opening back in 1962. The Ashcroft Theatre meanwhile stages a varied array of ballet, opera and pantomime performances throughout the year. Another local cultural highlight is the Museum of Croydon, which is an integral part of the Clocktower. There are dozens of excellent places to eat out in Croydon, with some of the best including the contemporary British eatery Albert’s Table, the Khyber Indian Restaurant and Aqua Croydon, which serves some very fine Mediterranean foods. Meanwhile, if you find yourself in search of a quality traditional pub in the area, you should consider seeking out the Gun on Church Street or the Duke of Gloucester on Syndenham Road.
- Tube lines: N/A
- Mainline stations: East Croydon, West Croydon
- Nearest motorways: M25
- Nearest airports: Gatwick
- Other: Regular buses connect Croydon to most of central and Greater London