Home to one of the world’s first commercial airports and public railways, Croydon was also the birthplace of fashion icon Kate Moss and, of course, Dubstep music. Here’s your guide to this quirky London borough.

Sport, Pop-ups and Pub Theatre

Croydon is just a hop, skip, and jump from the bustling streets of central London, just 17 minutes away by train. But explore some authentic local Croydon culture first – there’s plenty to do!

Enjoy a football match at Selhurst Park, home to Crystal Palace FC, then head to Boxpark Croydon, the South London sibling of Shoreditch’s popular pop-up mall, bringing food, fashion and music together. Here you can explore a huge variety of independent and local food and drink vendors, from Tapas to Taiwanese. For a uniquely English experience, end the night by enjoying a pub theatre show and pint at the Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre Venue Croydon.

Putting Music on the Map 

In the world of music, Croydon hasn’t stopped innovating since it became an electronic dance music hub in 1990s. It’s still firmly on the map thanks to some up-and-coming artists: Stormzy, Krept and Konan and Section Boyz. Not heard of these Grime superstars? Well, maybe you’ve heard of Amy Winehouse Adele, Katie Melua and Jessie J (to name a few) – all alumni of the BRIT School for performing arts and technology, based in Croydon. From fashion to food, music and theatre – Croydon truly has it all!

Ready to explore Croydon?

We’ve now made it easier than ever to explore London during your stay at Hilton London Croydon, with our Explore London package. We’ll include a prepaid Visitor Oyster card with your room to take you around London for a day. The card also includes an abundance of discounts at shops, restaurants, theatres and more. Also, you can enjoy a full English breakfast and complimentary car parking if you choose to drive, as we are outside of the Congestion Charging Zone. All from £94 per single room and from £109 for a double room. For more information, please email reservations.croydon@hilton.com, call 0208 680 3000, or visit our website.

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