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Six of the best beer gardens in Croydon

Posted on May 23rd, by Cassie Whittell in Culture. No Comments

Summer’s almost here. Where to go for a glass of something cool – in the open air?

There’s something decadent about drinking a pint, or a glass of wine, or a J20, in the sun, isn’t there? It’s one of life’s small pleasures, that glorious feeling of warmth on your arms, a cold glass in your hand, and the sense that even if it’s just for one … Read More »



How Croydon Minster revived an ancient tradition: beating the bounds

Posted on October 25th, by Stephen Willmer in History. No Comments

Stephen Willmer on the revival of a surprising ritual to mark the borders of Croydon

Beating the bounds is a very old tradition. And like most old traditions, it had a very practical purpose. In the days before maps and mass literacy, this ceremony ensured that the people living in a particular place knew the limits of their land on the ground (their bounds) and could pass … Read More »



Five of the best… places in Croydon for (very) late summer fun

Posted on August 5th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. No Comments

Bernadette Fallon’s suggestions for seizing every moment of this late burst of summer

It’s the hottest September for fifty years – and whilst you might be feeling a bit hot under the collar in the office, these Indian summer days offer us a chance to catch up on missed opportunities earlier in the year. Here are my recommendations for top things to do outdoors in Croydon.

Take a … Read More »