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Croydon Area Guide

This is an area guide to Croydon, and contains information about the best things to do, and places to eat in the borough. You will also find information about the different districts within Croydon, and what they have to offer.

Croydon Area Guide

What Areas Come Under Croydon?

The current parliamentary boundaries in Croydon divide the borough into three areas: Croydon Central, Croydon South and Croydon North. These three general election constituencies are then spilt into 28 local council wards.

These boundaries however are set up change at the next election to four consituencies: Croydon South, Croydon North, Norwood and Croydon East.

Croydon Borough Map

Is Croydon in Surrey or London?

Croydon is an outer London borough which was historically in Surrey.

Although you will see some addresses still using the old county boundaries, as a political entity, Croydon has been fully absorbed into Greater London, and is no longer part of Surrey.

Croydon officially ceased being part of Surrey in 1965 when the former county borough of Croydon, and the district of Coulsdon and Purley were amalgamated.

What Districts are in Croydon?

Croydon can be divided into 16 different districts. These include:

  • Norbury
  • Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood
  • Thornton Heath
  • South Norwood and Woodside
  • Broad Green and Selhurst
  • Waddon
  • Croydon
  • Addiscombe
  • Shirley
  • Selsdon
  • South Croydon
  • Purley
  • Sanderstead
  • Coulsdon
  • Kenley and Old Coulsdon
  • Addington

The River Wandle in Croydon

If you are walking along the River Wandle Trail, these are the points you will pass as you enter Croydon:

  • Waddon Ponds
  • Wandle Park Croydon
Waddon Ponds

FAQs About Croydon

What part of Croydon is posh?

The parts of Croydon which are often considered posh include: Crystal Palace, Addington and parts of Purley.

Is Croydon safe?

Croydon currently has the worst crime rate in London for criminal damage and arson. It is in the top twenty most dangerous London boroughs based on Metropolitan police statistics.

Is Croydon a city?

No. Croydon is a large town within the London Borough of Croydon.

Croydon Area Guide

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