We ♥ Croydon

It may not be the first place you might think of as a local day trip destination, but here at Friday-Ad HQ we’ve been discovering all that Croydon has to offer & we’ve been loving what we’ve found! From culture, to history, to food… Greater London’s latest up and coming place to be has a whole lot more to offer than meets the eye.

Mission: Uncover Croydon in all its beauty & quirkiness to the Great British public.

Here are our top 10 reasons why we love Croydon!Image result

  1. Surrey Street Market – Britain’s oldest street market!
  2. A town connected – Central London is under 20 minutes away and beautiful Surrey just next door.
  3. The amazing showcase of super street food and fine produce at South End Food Festival every year! 
  4. Wandle Park – beautiful tranquility alongside the river in this recently landscaped park with tennis and basketball courts, a playground, skate park.. Something for everyone!Image result for wandle park croydon
  5. The UK’s second tech city – bringing Croydon to the forefront of innovation and helping digital, tech and creative startups thanks to the Croydon Tech City movement.
  6. London’s first airport – a hidden gem which, thanks to its amazing volunteers, is now open as a place to learn all about the place where John F Kennedy stepped off the plane and said “So THIS is London…”croydon
  7. Kate Moss, Sue Perkins, DH Lawrence, Noel Fielding, Martin Clunes… all hail from Croydon!
  8. The architecture – art-deco, brutalist architecture, Croydon Palace, the Minster… all a symbol of Britain’s industrial past and transition from manufacturing power to international business hub.
  9. Greater London’s up and coming place to be – thanks to Matthew’s Yard, Boxpark (opening next week!) and all the craft beer popping up all over the place, Central Londoners will soon be flocking to Croydon in their thousands!
  10. We’re spreading the Friday-Ad love to Croydon this month! And there’s some amazing local Croydon deals available on Friday-Ad right now!