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The town of Purley is located in the borough of Croydon. In the late 1800s, Purley was made part of the county of Surrey. During the early 1900s, it was made part of the Purley Urban District which was eventually abolished and the entire region was absorbed into Greater London. Purley has the distinction of being among the most affluent suburbs of London, attracting high net worth individuals with its gated estates and natural beauty. The region has been made famous by numerous references in television shows and films including Terry and June, Happy Ever After, Footballer’s Wives, and Reach For The Sky.
The Ministry of Defence has a huge presence in the area, in the form of Kenley Aerodrome. Once a predominant fighting station during the Second World War, it is used by a gliding company nowadays for training purposes. Purley is home to numerous types of businesses such as real estate agencies, charitable organisations, computer services firms and investment advisors, many of which occupy the majority of available office space in the region. Tesco and Sainsbury’s have a large retail presence in the vicinity.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Purley is home to some of the best pubs and bars in suburban London. If you’re seeking a night of revelry, you can head to The Jolly Farmers, Elliotts, Ryans Bar, the Royal Oak, or to The Rectory for honest entertainment throughout the evening. When hunger strikes make your way to one of the Purley’s several eateries that serve delectable fare. Las Fuentes offers tasty Spanish tapas while Napule E is the perfect place for Italian. Buenos Aires is the place to try Argentinian dishes.
Purley and Purley Oaks are the two main stations that serve the area. Train services on the Brighton to London line can be accessed from here. Reedham station is also in the vicinity, with access to services on the Tattenham Corner line. Future plans are being considered for the expansion of the London Tramlink to include Purley as a new stop along the route. Heathrow and Gatwick Airports can be reached by road through Purley Way and onwards to the A23.