If you want to live somewhere with a fascinating history, a wide range of leisure centres and recreational activities, great homes and more than Croydon is the place for you. It is a large city in the south of London, located within the Borough of Croydon. It is south of Charing Cross and was identified as one of the major metropolitan centres by the 2008 London Plan. Its postcode districts are CR0 and CR9.
The area was originally a part of Surrey. It was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as having a church, a mill and only 365 inhabitants. It belonged to the Archbishops of Canterbury. It would expand over time and become a market town and resulted in its role as an urban centre. The local manor would become an important spot with many significant people, including monarchs, visiting it regularly. It would soon become a leading manufacturer of leather tanning, charcoal production and brewing. The first horse-drawn railway in the world opened in 1803 and it allowed for commuters to come to Croydon. The Croydon Canal opened in 1809 and allowed for more transport in and out of the city. At this time the population increased by 23 times its amount within one-hundred years. Industry bloomed and soon it was known for metal work, car manufacture and its airport. Croydon became a popular residential suburb for middle-class workers who could commute from here to the City of London. After this the retail and service sector took over and many flats were constructed.
The Whitgift Centre is a major shopping centre in Croydon as is the Centrale centre, and these are only two of many centres throughout Croydon. After Central London Croydon is the second largest place to shop in all of London. The Fairfield Halls arts centre is an art gallery and concert hall that opened in 1962, and has hosted many famous musicians and comedians. The professional producing venue, the Warehouse Theatre opening in 1977 and is a prominent studio for new writers. There are many statues scattered around the area and Croydon Clocktower also hosts the Museum of Croydon. Non-League team Croydon F. are based here and there are many green and open spaces.
The number of notable people who have been born or have lived in Croydon is staggering and is a testament of the area's prominence. Some individuals are authors D. Lawrence and Arthur Conan Doyle, musicians Amy Winehouse, Kirsty MacColl, actors Martin Clunes and Emily Blunt, model Kate Moss, illusionist Derren Brown, football players Carlton Cole and current manager Roy Hodgson and comedians Lucy Porter, Sue Perkins and Noel Fielding.
With Croydon having all this and more to offer, odds are you want to move here as soon a possible and Man and Van can do just that. Call us now on 020 3743 9354 and we can begin to answer any questions and give you advice
. Once you know what we can do for you we can provide a complimentary quote. Whenever you need our help, we can have a team of mover sat your door. They will be able to take care of all your packing and remove all of your large furniture and appliances within a day or two. If you have booked parking space
then we can have vehicles at the ready to take your possessions to your new home or to local storage facilities. Once everything arrives at your new address we'll move everything where you want it and you'll be all set in your new Croydon, thanks to Man and Van.