Croydon and Cool? Say wuut?!
Yep, it’s true, this big slab of concrete is now one of London’s hottest (and therefore coolest) new neighbourhoods.
As part of an eye-watering £5.25 billion regeneration programme, Croydon has seen (and continues to see) huge changes; the arrival of Boxpark, the refurbishment of Fairfield Halls, the confirmation of a Westfield shopping centre, a Cultural Partnership Fund to encourage more theatre, art and music, a street art scene to rival East London, and support for start-ups, freelancers and SMEs courtesy of Croydon Tech City to name just a few.
This has all helped contribute towards record numbers of new residential developments and a growing Croydon population.
East Croydon Cool is here to show newcomers why Croydon and Cool belong together. We want to welcome the neighbourhoods newest residents and help them make the most of the huge range of bars, cafes, pubs, restaurants, galleries, nightclubs, shops and events the area has to offer. Whilst we focus on central Croydon, we also highlight great spots across the rest of the borough.
Ultimately, East Croydon Cool encourages newcomers to become active and engaged local citizens to ensure the Croydon community continues to shine as much as its new buildings do 🙂