Croydon is a large, outlying borough of South London, around 10 miles from the city centre. Many Croydonites consider it a town in its own right and not merely a part of Greater London. Around 363,400 people live in the area.
Croydon's skyline is dominated by office blocks, many dating from a 1960s development boom. But the place also offers shopping at the Whitgift, Westfield and Centrale malls, and culture at the Fairfield Halls, Warehouse Theatre and Clocktower arts centre. Or you could enjoy a stroll through one of Croydon's 120 open spaces, such as Addington Hills, London's largest area of heathland.
Croydon lies on a major rail link to the commuter towns of Sussex, Surrey and Kent and enjoys good transport links to Brighton and the south coast. Luton Airport is within easy reach. There is also a tramlink service from Croydon to destinations across South London.