Addington Palace

Beauty treatment review: what a palace for a pedicure!

Posted on October 31st, by The Croydon Citizen in Culture. 1 Comment

Jeet Sandhu samples the podiatric delights on offer at Addington Palace

Addington Palace is situated adjacent to Addington Village on the outskirts of Croydon and was originally the courting ground for King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Thereafter it became a country retreat for six Archbishops of Canterbury. These days, however, it is a popular venue for weddings and lavish events. The palace also boasts … Read More »

Croydon Heritage Festival review: a talk on Croydon’s slavery connections

Posted on July 11th, by Anne Giles in Culture. 5 comments

From Addington Palace to Broad Green to Selsdon, Croydon has connections with the slave trade. Anne Giles learns more about this disturbing aspect of our town’s history

On Monday 30th June I attended a talk entitled ’200 years a slave: Croydon’s slavery connections’ in the Maple Room at Fairfield Halls. The talk was given by Dr Nick Draper from the University College London Department of History. … Read More »