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Review: Croydon’s Street Art Tour and bottomless lunch

Posted on August 15th, by Lauren Furey in Culture. No Comments

A walking tour followed by a delicious lunch – what’s not to like?

Saturday 21st July marked the dawn of a new grassroots Croydon event: the Street Art Tour and bottomless lunch from RISE Gallery and East Croydon Cool.

In recent years Croydon has firmly planted itself on the street art map, and not just in London. Renowned artists from all around the world have flocked to the borough … Read More »



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 »



It’s your chance to vote for Croydon’s Best Independent Café 2015

Posted on November 11th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 4 comments

What’s the best indie coffee shop in Croydon? Your vote counts, says Bernadette Fallon

It’s a place to drink, eat, hang out, look beautiful, hobnob with staff, write your novel, socialise, debate the issues of the day, meet friends, flick your hair at passing interested parties or just sit and stare.

It’s a… coffee shop – and Croydon’s never had them so good or … Read More »