Croydon is an excellent place for investment, partly for its superb transport links with regular train services via London Bridge to the City and Victoria for the West End. Journey times can be from as little as 13 minutes. Gatwick airport is also just 15 minutes away by train and for the weekends, Brighton in approximately 50 minutes.
The town has a population of nearly 400,000 and boasts London’s only tram network which connects Wimbledon, Beckenham, Elmers End and New Addington. There are currently plans to extend to Sutton and Crystal Palace.
Croydon is also the subject of a £1.5billion pound regeneration plan by The Croydon Partnership of Hammerson and Westfield which is looking to redevelop and combine the two existing Whitgift and Centrale shopping centres.
Opened in 2016, and situated next to East Croydon station, is the second Boxpark to be established following on from the first success in Shoreditch. The units focus on food and drink outlets.
To the south of the town centre is a large selection of restaurants, bars and pubs which has in recent years been rebranded as the ‘Restaurant Quarter’.
In the town centre, Surrey Street Market has traded for over 700 years and it is the oldest known street market in the UK. Open seven days a week it provides a mixture of foods, fashion, arts and crafts as well as entertainment.
Purley Way features a number of large retail parks, namely Valley Park Retail and Leisure Complex, Croydon Fiveways and Colonnades Leisure Park.
The multi-million pound refurbishment of the Fairfield Halls comes to a finish in 2019 and provides Croydon with South London’s largest Arts venue.
East Croydon (zone 5) station is one of the busiest train stations in the country with six platforms and regular services to London Victoria in around 24 minutes and London Bridge in as little as 13 minutes, as well as Gatwick Airport and Brighton.
West Croydon (zone 5) station connects directly to London Bridge in journey times from as little as 18 minutes and is part of the London Overground network providing direct access to East London.
South Croydon station (zone 5) connects directly to London Victoria in around 16 to 20 minutes and London Bridge in as little as 19 minutes.
Sanderstead Station (zone 6) connects directly to London Bridge in as little as 22 minutes and London Victoria in as little as 23 minutes.
Purley Oaks stations (zone 6) connects to London Victoria in 27 minutes and London Bridge in as little as 22 minutes