Croydon is one of the largest commercial districts outside Central London, recently becoming the chosen location for several big British companies’ headquarters, including EDF, The Body Shop and Superdrug. This has created countless local jobs and investment in its buzzing city centre.
Alongside its busy high street, Croydon also boasts green open spaces at Park Hill Recreation Ground and Lloyd Park.
With three train stations and its own tram line, Croydon’s superb transport links make the town an ideal location for commuters needing access to Central London and the surrounding areas.
Street food fans can take to Boxpark, located next to East Croydon station, a communal eating area with a host of international cuisine.
Croydon’s eclectic mix of eateries, shops, good transport links, open green spaces and abundance of leisure facilities makes it a perfect place to live.
Our estate agents in Croydon have a wide variety of Clapham property to show prospective buyers or tenants.
Parents have plenty of choice for education in Croydon. There are several state schools including St Mary’s RC Infants, rated “outstanding” by Ofsted. There are also a selection of private schools including Old Palace of John Whitgift and Trinity.
The local secondary comprehensive, Harris Invictus, located on London Road, is also rated “outstanding” by Ofsted.
Croydon College is the local further education college which offers an array of A level qualifications and apprenticeships. There are also two private tutorial colleges – Croydon Metropolitan College and Cambridge Towers.
If you’re thinking about selling your home in the near future, you’re unsure if it’s a good time to sell, you’re considering renting out your property or you’re simply curious about how much your property in Croydon is worth, a valuation will give you an accurate insight into the value of your home.
A valuation will take into account factors about your property such as its age, size, layout, and condition, as well as the prices of similar properties in the area and the desirability of the location.
Contact the Gordon & Co team for more information.
Originally a part of Wallington in Surrey, Croydon had just 365 inhabitants in 1086. Croydon, like many other boroughs in the surrounding area, has an Anglo-Saxon name, which means ‘valley’. One of the most prominent places in Croydon is the Surrey Street Market, which dates back to the 13th century and has been trading since 1276. The market still operates seven days a week and celebrates the talents and produce of local traders and artisans. Croydon became one of London’s must-visit leisure destinations in the mid-19th century. By the late 1980s, Croydon was granted £30 million to build an arts and cultural complex, which became the Croydon Clock Tower, including the Museum of Croydon. Today, Croydon offers new property developments, revitalised retail and a mix of leisure, open spaces and restaurants. Just twenty minutes from central London, Croydon is a highly desirable location steeped in history.
Croydon has a good selection of property types, including large, detached homes south of the town centre and spacious detached Edwardian and Victorian houses around Chatsworth Road and the East India Estate conservation areas that have been converted into flats. There are also stunning modern flats and new-build properties available in central Croydon, including those in the 43-storey Saffron Square tower.
Croydon has good transport links, including three train stations - East, West and South Croydon – connecting Croydon to the overground, Thameslink and Southern train lines. From East Croydon, you can be in London Bridge in just 16 minutes, Victoria in 21 minutes and St Pancras in 30 minutes. Gatwick airport takes just 15 minutes. From West Croydon, you can take the overground to Shoreditch and Canary Wharf. Croydon is famous for its Tramlink service which connects its outskirts with East and West Croydon, and also runs to Wimbledon.