A quaint township in South London, England, Croydon is just less than 10 miles away from the city center. Though originally an industrial town, it came to be known for its retail industry and tourism sector since the last decade of the 20th century. With the English capital city as well as other large urban centers like Crawley and Dartford at driving distance, tourists often make Croydon their base-town from where they explore the rest of the regions.
Croydon is a lovely town that is an ideal location for a vacation, especially for those who regard holidays as a means to intellectual enrichment. Since there are several tourist attractions in and around the city, many people prefer to rent a car in Croydon and discover its numerous delights on their own, as they please. While art, music and history are the hallmarks of the town’s rich culture, there is more to the town beyond that. For those tourists who prefer to have just wild fun, there are several bars, restaurant and clubs that one can hit here. Shopping is another favorite past time for both the locals and tourists. One can also drive down to nearby towns of Bromley, Wimbledon or Wallington, if all this is not enough to hold one’s interest.
Croydon is a hub-center for artistic and cultural activities. The Fairfield Halls, which are home to the London Mozart Players, Croydon Clocktower Arts Center and the Warehouse Theatre, are all well frequented and almost always crowded. Music is an important part of the city’s culture, with the dubstep genre having been developed here. Several important musical events are held here every year, which draw in millions of visitors from all over the world. In fact, if one gets a car for rent in Croydon, they must visit the various sites and buildings that are known to have much significance in terms of art, music and media.
In recent years, Croydon has become an important shopping destination. The Whitgift Center which opened in 1969 was a precedent to the equally large shopping arcade in 2004. The town has several plans to open up some more shopping centers for the benefit of the local and tourist population. The goods sold are an eclectic mix of high-end branded items and local specialties. If one is hard pressed for time here, they can hire a car in Croydon and just go around shopping to their hearts’ content.
A bustling locality of South London, Croydon is a beautiful place for a vacation – it makes for an enjoyable and educative experience. And with a car to drive around in, there is no limit to how much one can explore.
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