Large street art monsters have appeared across Croydon town centre as part of an evening walking trail taking in eight locations.

The “Croydon Monster Invasion” starts this evening and runs over the weekend until Sunday 3rd October. They’ve been set up by the local business group as a way of encouraging people back into the town centre.

The monsters can be found along the Croydon tram route at:

  • AMP House, 4 Dingwall Road, Croydon, CR0 2LX
  • Suffolk House, George Street, Croydon, CR9 1SR
  • Croydon College, College Road, Croydon, CR9 1DX
  • Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG
  • TMRW, 75-77 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QE
  • Croydon Clocktower, 9 Katharine Street, Croydon, CR0 1NX
  • Hewitt’s of Croydon, 45-51 Church Street, Croydon, CR9 1QQ
  • Electric House, 3 Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR0 2NW

The glowing monsters were created by Designs in Air – an inflatable design company.

Luke Egan of Designs in Air said: “I love to make the world a more surreal and colourful place. I hope to get people to look up from their phones and do the double take. It’s one thing to paint a surreal picture but to actually put an out-of-place object into the world is another level of experience, and with a pop-up installation, instantly transforming the everyday environment, it really takes people by surprise.”

(c) Croydon BID

(c) Croydon BID


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  1. C says:

    Is the council paying for them?
    I hope not

  2. Red_orchid says:

    How about revamping the town center shops and restaurants so people can actually get something out of their visits rather than this rubbish – oh and spending nearly 50k on a business unit to ask residents of Croydon for their opinions is a joke after the millions you have already wasted

  3. Elliot says:

    This is good fun for the kids, but I do hope this hasn’t been subsidised by Croydon Council! The brown stuff has already hit the fan with the amount of money wasted on random rubbish..

  4. Claire says:

    Though a nice idea, Croydon is like an episode of the walking dead vs the army of the dead and know amount of glowing monsters is going to help with the fact that Croydon is vacant and run down because the council has let it get that way! even before the pandemic hit Croydon High Street was rundown and in need of investment.
    Maybe the council can rent the town centre to Netflix for a zombie flick and recoup some of the money they have wasted.

  5. Jon says:

    Well I like them. Reminds me of the Pete Fowler artwork for Super Furry Animals back in the day.

  6. Liam says:

    Great fun! They could have included the inflatable baby Trump too and given that an outing perhaps. It pleases me that people still do stuff like this.

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