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Café review: Ludoquist! the board game café

Posted on November 13th, by Rob Preston in Culture. 8 comments

Geekeasy opens in the heart of Croydon

A new board-game coffee bar has arrived in Croydon town centre, opposite the Green Dragon pub in the High Street, on the spot once occupied by Bar Red Square, and since then by the excellent, though short-lived, Moiji Moi Burgers and Pizza Ora. On opening night, Ludoquist is far busier than either of those ever was.

Offering coffee, cakes, … Read More »



Review: The Cronx Bar

Posted on November 8th, by Steve Thompson in Culture. 2 comments

This local success story offers the great beer and service of micro-pubs without the fuss, testosterone, or stuffiness

It’s become somewhat fashionable to suggest that prior to Boxpark’s arrival, Croydon lacked good places to eat and drink. This is, of course, an exaggeration and somewhat unfair on existing Croydon businesses.

However, one thing that Croydon did lack was a purist beer bar; although there are many … Read More »



News in brief summer 2016

Posted on September 5th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big stories of the summer, summarised for your convenience by the Citizen team

Croydon voted to remain in the European Union

The debate over staying in or leaving the EU raged across the UK in the first half of this year, and Croydon saw its share of skirmishes between the campaigns. Street stalls from all sides were regularly present, with non-political groups also holding events to discuss … Read More »



May 2016 in brief

Posted on June 20th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

May’s news in brief, summarised for your convenience by the Citizen team

Croydon became a haven for bees

The team that brought Saffron Central, the world’s largest urban saffron farm, to Croydon in 2015 is now using the space to create a haven for bees. With the support of Croydon Beekeepers Association and community volunteers, they have planted the site, formerly the location of Croydon’s council … Read More »



Croydon Craft Beer Festival set for Thursday 17th – Saturday 19th March 2016 in the Braithwaite Hall

Posted on March 15th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

An extended Craft Beer Festival will be held in the Braithwaite Hall on Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March.

Release begins: Following a hugely successful first year in 2015, the Braithwaite Hall at the Croydon Clocktower will host the second Croydon Craft Beer Festival. After the incredible popularity of our first festival last October, we’re bringing a bigger and better edition back for 2016.

There … Read More »



Container crates, Croydon and me, by Mr Boxpark

Posted on November 30th, by Lauren Furey in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Roger Wade, CEO of Boxpark, gives Lauren Furey the lowdown on how, when and above all… why Croydon

Arriving at Boxpark Croydon’s marketing suite was like stepping into a wrapped up Christmas present. You shouldn’t peek, but it’s exciting. It was here I met Boxpark’s mastermind and CEO, Roger Wade, to hear what Croydon can expect from its new Boxpark, set to open in summer 2016.

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September news in brief

Posted on October 6th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The Citizen team compiles some of the noteworthy events of September into one handy page

Crocuses return to the centre of Croydon

The former site of Taberner House, which is being developed next year, is now home to a temporary saffron farm. After raising £4,000 in just a few days from crowdfunding, local gardener and Croydon Radio DJ Ally McKinlay was able to purchase thousands … Read More »



Review: Comedy at the Cronx Brewery

Posted on October 14th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. No Comments

Paul Dennis samples a barrel of laughs at Croydon’s premier brewery

Raise a glass to the Cronx Brewery for its new venture: ‘Comedy at the Cronx’. On the face of it a brave move – Wednesday nights in Croydon – and dare I say it, New Addington, aren’t renowned for entertainment opportunities of this kind, and I really hope that after this encouraging start there will … Read More »