Borough of Croydon

If Croydon wasn't already a London borough it would be a significant town in its own right. Formerly the largest town in Surrey, it has a population of over 250,000. Croydon town centre is the largest and busiest in south London and is also a major transport hub, though not everyone is fond of its high-rise office blocks. The borough has other town centres within its boundaries, notably Purley and Coulsdon. Most of the borough is residential and much of it is high status and expensive.

The borough abuts the North Downs and encompasses plenty of good rolling countryside on its boundary with Surrey, as well as a number of large green spaces amongst the residential estates (including at least six golf courses, two farms, a couple of country estates and many areas of woodland). The London Outer Orbital Path passes through the south of the borough.

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The London Loop in Croydon

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This page last updated 29th February 2004