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An up-and-coming South London suburb, Croydon features a curious mixture of charming greenery, a surprisingly diverse street food scene, an emerging scene for young artists, a thriving commercial economy, excellent shopping options, and the opportunity to bounce on hundreds of trampolines. Often considered the older sibling of Shoreditch, family-friendly Croydon is starting to make the rest of London take note. You can book your Croydon car hire with Enjoy Travel for a seamless trip.
Directly in Croydon you will find Enterprise, SIXT and Europcar, with prices on Enjoy Travel starting at around £15 a day for a Peugeot 208 or similar, £23.85 a day for a Renault Clio or similar (Compact), or £47.99 for 7-seater vehicle such as a Toyota Proace or similar (Full-Size).
Overview of Croydon
What is Croydon famous for?
Croydon is home for its emerging street art scene, Croydon London Airport (which was the UK’s first international airport) and Kate Moss - who is probably the most famous person to come from Croydon.
Best time to visit
Head there during the summer time (May – August) to make the most of Croydon’s festivals such as Radiate Festival, Penge Festival, Croydon Pride Festival, The Ends Festival and Croydon Mela.
What's nearby Croydon?
Jump on trampolines at Oxygen Freejumping
Does jumping on hundreds of trampolines, hurling towards a large airbag, and playing dodge ball in the air (dubbed ‘aeroball’) sound like a good time? Oxygen Freejumping is the place for you. A popular hotspot among active types and families with hyper-energetic kids, they also offer professional trampoline coaching conducted on Olympic-standard performance trampolines, quick reaction games, and a playpen for kids below 5 years of age.
Attend an art event at Matthews Yard
A cultural and community hub situated in central Croydon, Matthew’s Yard attracts artsy and alternative types from across London. Visit their fascinating art gallery, attend one of their live music events, or partake in their crowdfunded vegan grill with a side of community theatre. You’ll find murals by incredible artists like Lis Watkins and AlecLDN – a resident artist at the popular The Ends Festival which also takes place in Croydon. You can also buy the works on display if you wish.
Eating out in Croydon
While you’re at Matthew’s Yard, make sure to try some of their heavenly vegan dishes. The fastest-moving items on the menu are their crispy French toast with vanilla ice cream, classic avocado on toast, and their wildly popular Yard Burger – a juicy marriage between a Moving Mountains plant-based patty, tomato, pickles, lettuce and vegan American cheese. Next, head to Boxpark Croydon for a culinary cornucopia. With over 80 shipping containers full of street food stalls and artisan cafés, you’ll be spoilt for choice. From jerk chicken to Korean spicy fried chicken to decadent Aussie lamingtons, the hardest part will be choosing what you want to eat from all the delicious options.
Getting about in Croydon
It’s a 25-minute train ride from Gatwick Airport to East Croydon train station. The same line connects you to Victoria Station in central London in another 15 minutes, where you’ll be within walking distance of attractions like Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, London Bridge, and Borough Market. If you prefer to drive, book your car hire in advance with Enjoy Travel For the best weekend deals.
Where to park in Croydon?
The Croydon municipal council owns 8 car parks and dedicated parking areas and makes them available for public use. They are mostly found close to the shopping centres. Aside from these, private parking facilities are also scattered throughout the district.