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Destination guide

Enjoy holiday lettings in Croydon

When considering great European holiday lettings, Croydon ranks at the top of the list. Croydon is the largest town in South London and is the principal community within the London borough of Croydon. This area has one of the most sizeable commercial districts in London, with a large shopping region and thriving nightlife. The large town of Croydon rests on the transport corridor between Central London and the southern coast of England and has come a long way since the days of the Norman Conquest, a time when the area had only a church, a mill and a mere 365 residents.

History

History near your Croydon holiday rental

Croydon has a long and fascinating history. The area’s first settlement may have been a small-scale Roman colony situated along the road from London to Portslade and running all the way to the former Beulah Spa and Hotel. The historic spa was a popular gathering place that even hosted notorious circus performer Pablo Fanque, a tightrope walker who was later immortalised in a popular song by The Beatles. This historically significant town is the setting for two poems by famed English writer Sir John Betjeman. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes novels, once resided here, as did famous French novelist Émile Zola.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Croydon

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Croydon a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • London Dungeon (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Wimbledon Tennis Club (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Royal Observatory (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Stamford Bridge Stadium (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Sea Life London Aquarium (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Coca-Cola London Eye (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
Day trips

Things to do near Croydon villa rentals

Croydon is an exciting town in which to holiday. With so much going on near holiday homes, it can be difficult to decide where to start. Music lovers might enjoy visiting Fairfield Halls, an enormous concert venue that has seen such notable performers as The Beatles, Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Tom Jones and Kenny Rogers. You won’t have any trouble finding ways to enjoy the British terrain while remaining close to your holiday rental, thanks to all the parks and historic suburbs that you can explore. Places like Wandle Park, Lloyd Park and Addington Hills offer public green spaces for you to enjoy. You might treat yourself or your kids to the collection of life-size dinosaur statues on display at Crystal Palace Park, an attraction founded for amusement in the 1850s.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Croydon

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Croydon. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sky Garden (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • South Park (14.9 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Greenwich Park (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Battersea Park (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • St. James Park (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Hyde Park (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Croydon

The nearest airport is in London (LCY-London City), located 10.7 mi (17.2 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into London (LGW-Gatwick), which is 15.1 mi (24.4 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, East Croydon Station, West Croydon Station and Croydon Waddon Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Croydon by catching a ride on the metro at Coombe Lane Tram Station, Lloyd Park Tram Station or Sandilands Tram Station.

How to get around

Transport around Croydon villa rentals

It won’t matter whether you’re travelling solo or with a group of a dozen, because once you’ve arrived in Croydon you’ll have access to numerous taxi services and private car options with congenial and locally knowledgeable drivers ready to get you to villa rentals. The most unique form of transportation in Croydon is the Tramlink, a light-rail system that operates on a series of street tracks amid other traffic. East Croydon Station is a more traditional railway depot offering transport throughout the area.

Food & drink

Dining near Croydon holiday cottages

Plenty of dining options are conveniently located near your holiday rental. Caribbean, Indian, Chinese, Italian and traditional British cuisine are just a few of the tasty options to consider here. The popular Surrey Street Market dates back to 1276 and offers fresh fruit and vegetables as well as street foods. This pedestrian-friendly market also features arts and crafts, independent traders, artisan produce and more. You should also be sure to visit the old-world taverns as well as the local wine bars while you’re out and about in Croydon.

Can I find a vacation rental around Croydon?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 6,223 vacation rentals near Croydon. From 4,880 flats & apartments to 1,261 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Croydon for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.