Lunar House

Croydon’s architecture: the beautiful and the damned

Posted on July 2nd, by Emma Duchat in Culture. 1 Comment

Enjoying the buildings that form a backdrop to our CR0 life

Ah, Croydon. Where else can such a wonderful collection of post-war architecture be found in such a compact area? Right out of East Croydon train station, the 50p (or threepenny bit, as it was known in a previous life) building presides over the area in all its hexagonal glory. Or maybe it’s octagonal. It’s definitely polygonal, … Read More »

Unifying refugee families could have a positive effect on Croydon

Posted on March 16th, by Keleisha Robinson in Politics & Society. No Comments

As the home of the Visa and Immigration Service, Croydon supports many unaccompanied refugee children

Croydon attracts many refugees who have fled from zones of conflict, persecution and poverty to seek asylum in the UK. This is because it is the home of the national Visa and Immigration Service, where they claims are processed. However, the UK is one of the only two European countries (the other is Denmark) … Read More »

My Croydon – southern powerhouse

Posted on January 24th, by Barnaby Powell in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Make our borough great again – by making it fit for purpose

When I arrived as an incomer to Croydon twenty-five years ago, the place struck me as eminently fit for human habitation. It offered excellent mobility – both social and physical. You could be in London in the time it took to read a morning paper, or be out in the open countryside even sooner. From … Read More »

October 2016 in brief

Posted on November 8th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of last month, summarised by the Citizen team

Food and drink hub Boxpark opens

The shipping container-based development finally opened its doors at the end of October. Featuring more than thirty bars, coffee shops, restaurants and other assorted eateries, the large development next to East Croydon station began with a two-day launch party, the thumping bass of which could be felt on East Croydon’s … Read More »

The ‘cool kids’ are taking a shine to Croydon again

Posted on September 6th, by James Naylor in Politics & Society. No Comments

The Citizen’s Editor-in-Chief and founder of Croydon Tours takes a sceptical look at Croydon’s newfound trendiness

There actually being a Croydon National Trust guidebook, it is safe to say, would be a dream come true for me. One of the things that I enjoy boring my friends, media pundits, fellow editors, writers, and just about anyone that will listen with is that Croydon is a lot more … Read More »

The Croydon buildings that point to the cosmos

Posted on November 6th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 3 comments

We direct visitors to ‘the visa office’, but Lunar House and Apollo House show us how to reach for the stars, says Sean Creighton

The names of Croydon’s Lunar House and Apollo Houses on Wellesley Road in central Croydon were inspired by the landing of the Apollo 11 mission on the moon in 1969. This was a major success for the United States in the Cold War … Read More »

Sea of Tranquility

Posted on January 7th, by Andrew Dickinson in History. No Comments

The moon landing defined parts of Croydon, with a huge redevelopment in store, Andrew Dickinson searches for more great inspiration

Our civic forefathers gave us Lunar House and the nearby Apollo House in central Croydon. The inspiration for their names was taken from the NASA Apollo program, which climaxed in the 1969 when man landed on the moon touching down in the Sea of Tranquility … Read More »