Croydon is located in south London and is a town in its own right meaning there are fantastic opportunities to advertise in Croydon. It has a population of 364,800 and contains the wards of Fairfield, Broad Green and Addiscombe. The town lies on a busy transport corridor that links central London with Gatwick airport and England’s south coast. Croydon is a growing town with a vibrant business, tourism and leisure scene, strong investment and a diverse population which will shortly be added to by a £3.5billion city centre redevelopment headed by Westfield.
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The borough is famously home to the Brit School of Performing Arts, whose former students include Amy Winehouse and Katie Melua.
The town boasts a broad range of high-quality schools and educational establishments, including a number of fee-paying schools and six colleges, including Croydon College and John Ruskin College. There are also a number of specialist further training institutions, including Croydon University Hospital.
Croydon is a diverse town with large communities of Indian, West-Indian, African and Asian people. It is also a very young borough, the mean age of the population is 33.75 and white ethnicity is 72pc — the UK average is 92pc. Most individuals live in owner-occupied housing. Croydon benefits from a number of new housing developments and schemes, such as Altitude 25, the Exchange & Bridge House and Wellesley Square.
Sports advertising Croydon
Croydon boasts a number of sports teams, including Crystal Palace FC at Selhurst Park, AFC Croydon Athletic, Streatham-Croydon RFC, The London Olympians (an American football team), Croydon Amphibians FC and The Croydon Pirates, a hugely successful British Baseball Federation team. It also has over 100 leisure, outdoor and sporting facilities.
Entertainment and Shopping Mall advertising
Croydon has a number of theatres and arts venues, including the Fairfield Hall arts centre, the 50p building – or No.1 Croydon – the Spreadeagle Theatre and The Warehouse Theatre. Its Youth Theatre Organisation is also thriving and recently marked its 40th birthday. Additional community arts groups are also represented strongly, especially within Croydon’s large Asian community.
Croydon already has 3 major shopping areas in the city centre the Centrale and Whitgift Centres offer a mall environment and outside of town Purley Way offers a number of huge retail stores including Ikea, Currys and Furniture Village.
Transport advertising Croydon
Many local people work in Croydon itself, although large numbers also travel into central London for work and pleasure. East Croydon train station is a key hub of the national rail network and offers high-speed services into London as well as other main destinations. Croydon is also unique within Greater London for having its own light rail system — Tramlink which links Beckenham Junction to Wimbledon. Croydon international airport, unfortunately, closed in 1959 after being London’s premier airport for over 40 years but it is very close to Gatwick International Airport.