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croydon

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Tickets Alert: Croydon Airport open day
Tickets Alert: Croydon Airport open day

Tickets Alert: Croydon Airport open day

The remains of London's original international airport can be found in Croydon, and the old control tower and entrance hall are open once a month.

Jun
18
Mayfield lavender farm reopens on 15th June
Mayfield lavender farm reopens on 15th June

Mayfield lavender farm reopens on 15th June

Row upon row of purple lavender fill the fields near Croydon, and you can walk through them from next Saturday.

Jun
05
Visit the abandoned remains of Spencer Road Halt railway station
Visit the abandoned remains of Spencer Road Halt railway station

Visit the abandoned remains of Spencer Road Halt railway station

Inside Victoria station is a map of the railways of south London, showing a station that no longer exists.

Jan
30
Croydon’s derelict water tower
Croydon’s derelict water tower

Croydon’s derelict water tower

Croydon, a town of modern towers has a much older tower that once was so high above the skyline that it was open to the public to climb up and see the view

Jan
24
Mayfield lavender farm reopens in June
Mayfield lavender farm reopens in June

Mayfield lavender farm reopens in June

Row upon row of purple lavender fill the fields near Croydon, and you are able to walk through them from next month.

May
19
2023
Tickets Alert: Tours of Croydon Old Palace
Tickets Alert: Tours of Croydon Old Palace

Tickets Alert: Tours of Croydon Old Palace

Lurking on a side street a short walk from Croydon town centre is a former palace for the Archbishop of Canterbury -- and it's open to the public on a few days of each year.

Feb
16
2023
Mayfield’s lavender fields reopen next month
Mayfield’s lavender fields reopen next month

Mayfield’s lavender fields reopen next month

Row up up row of purple lavender fill the fields near Croydon, and you are able to walk through them from next month.

May
20
2022
Glowing monsters appearing in Croydon this weekend
Glowing monsters appearing in Croydon this weekend

Glowing monsters appearing in Croydon this weekend

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

Sep
29
2021
Mayfield lavender farm reopens in June
Mayfield lavender farm reopens in June

Mayfield lavender farm reopens in June

Row up up row of purple lavender fill the fields near Croydon, and you are able to walk through them from next month.

May
17
2021
Plans announced to demolish and move East Croydon station
Plans announced to demolish and move East Croydon station

Plans announced to demolish and move East Croydon station

East Croydon station could be moving to a new location if plans for a major railway upgrade in the area are approved, and funding found.

May
30
2020
Unbuilt London: Croydon trams extension to Crystal Palace
Unbuilt London: Croydon trams extension to Crystal Palace

Unbuilt London: Croydon trams extension to Crystal Palace

The South London trams snake around the region offering a convenient east-west link, but once could have also been extended to just outside the former Crystal Palace.

Oct
21
2017
Tickets Alert: Free tours of the Croydon Tramlink Depot
Tickets Alert: Free tours of the Croydon Tramlink Depot

Tickets Alert: Free tours of the Croydon Tramlink Depot

Want to see behind the scenes of the London Tramlink depot where South London's trams are maintained?

May
31
2017
West Croydon’s Woody New Bus Station
West Croydon’s Woody New Bus Station

West Croydon’s Woody New Bus Station

West Croydon has gained an upgraded bus station, and seems to have taken its inspiration from old steam engines and tree houses.

Oct
12
2016

Ticket Alert: Routemaster Tours of Croydon

Jonathan Meades once described Croydon as London's filing cabinet, and later this month there will be a chance to take a look around the cupboards.

Jul
08
2016
Ticket Alert: Tours of Croydon’s Tram Depot
Ticket Alert: Tours of Croydon’s Tram Depot

Ticket Alert: Tours of Croydon’s Tram Depot

Croydon Heritage Festival is offering the opportunity to peak behind the scenes and visit the tram maintenance, servicing and control facility,

May
18
2016
Ticket Alert: Croydon Heritage Festival – Trams and Concrete
Ticket Alert: Croydon Heritage Festival – Trams and Concrete

Ticket Alert: Croydon Heritage Festival – Trams and Concrete

No sniggering back there, yes Croydon does have heritage, quite a lot of it in fact, and some of the hidden bits will be shown off next month.

May
13
2016
A look around Croydon’s tram sidings and repair depot
A look around Croydon’s tram sidings and repair depot

A look around Croydon’s tram sidings and repair depot

A touch over 15 years ago, trams made a return to the streets of London, as Tramlink launched its first line through Croydon, and for all of those 15 years, trams have been looked after at a depot based not far from the local Ikea store.

Jun
28
2015
Croydon’s Experimental Atmospheric Railway
Croydon’s Experimental Atmospheric Railway

Croydon’s Experimental Atmospheric Railway

Long term readers may recall my on/off researches into a tube railway that would have linked

Apr
30
2010
A visit to Croydon Palace
A visit to Croydon Palace

A visit to Croydon Palace

A long time ago, when Croydon was less a collection of indifferent office blocks and more green, it was also one of the more important residences of the Archbishop of Canterbury. A large – by the standards of the day

Apr
17
2009