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Café review: Coffee Shotter, High Street, Croydon town centre

Posted on May 14th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

A great new addition to Croydon’s burgeoning coffee quarter

Since the superlative Smoothbean! coffee shop is a ten-minute walk away alongside East Croydon station, Croydon High Street struggled for great local coffee until Crushed Bean appeared on the scene, just opposite Green Dragon House. Next came the TMRW hub with its Byte Café – delicious food, great vibes, perfectly decent coffee. Then in 2017 came The Ludoquist, the town centre’s new … Read More »



Why do Croydonians still commute to work?

Posted on February 6th, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 9 comments

Cast off the chains of commuting and work from London’s most exciting borough

Every year, 22 million people enter and exit the East Croydon station (that’s over 70,000 daily) and this number is set to grow as more and more people make the welcome decision to move to London’s most exciting borough. As the trend continues, perhaps it’s time for Croydonians to consider alternatives: namely, work … Read More »



The Elizabeth James Art Gallery and the creative arts in Upper Norwood

Posted on March 3rd, by Ian Marvin in Culture. No Comments

Art, culture and creativity in Croydon doesn’t begin and end in the town centre

With the focus on what’s happening in the middle of Croydon, it’s easy to forget about the various neighbourhoods that make up the borough. Many of us are only vaguely aware of venues and events other than those in our own particular environs.

South Norwood is getting some attention for a number … Read More »



Croydon’s Best Independent Café 2016: The award goes to…

Posted on January 26th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 4 comments

After months of deliberation, voting, chewing, and caffeinating, the results are in

For the last few months we’ve been asking you to tell us about your favourite independent Croydon café; the place you like to hang out, chill out, meet friends, drink coffee. And – very importantly – eat cake.

The shortlist for this year’s Croydon’s Best Independent Café Award was nominated entirely by readers. And (visualising stepping … Read More »