Croydon Airport to take part in Open House London weekend 20th – 21st September 2014


By - Friday 12th September, 2014

Croydon Airport, Britain’s former major air terminal, is delighted to be taking part in the capital’s greatest architecture festival, Open House London, of the weekend of 20th- 21st September 2014. 


Halcyon days: original painting by Croydon Airport Society member Barry Weekely, used with the permission of CAS.

Release begins: The airport will be open from 11am to 4pm on both days. Parking and admission is free.

Croydon Airport is of significant historical importance, offering a unique opportunity to experience aviation history first-hand, from the 1920s through to the Second World War. The airport finally closed in 1959.  Visitors can also see where Amy Johnson began several of her record-breaking flights.

This year guests can see the original booking hall, control tower and radio room, as well as many photographs and artefacts.  Croydon Airport Society members act as guides and explain how early aircrews navigated and communicated before the satellite age.

Croydon Airport was one of the most popular venues for the event in previous years.

Getting there is easy from East Croydon train station – by 119 or 289 bus to the Colonnades – or by car.  Follow the signs and look for the aeroplane in front of Airport House on the A23 (Purley Way).  For satnav the postcode is CR0 0XZ.

For more information you can email or visit the website.

Release ends.

Release provider: Croydon Airport

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