Meet Ups

  • Are you new/newish to Croydon (been here less than 5 years?)
  • Are you aged 20 to 40? (or thereabouts!)
  • Want to hang out more in The Cronx but don’t have a network of friends in the area yet?

Join our regular Meet-Ups to get to know other newcomers and explore different venues in your new neighbourhood.

Tickets are £5 and include a free glass of house wine, beer or soft drink. Previous meet ups have been held at Matthews Yard, Boxpark, Memory Box, the Dog & Bull, Basil & Grape, and Art & Craft.

Meet Up
The Dog and Bull
Basil & Grape
Art & Craft

Upcoming Events

East Croydon Cool presents…Lino Printing Workshop with Art Club Croydon

Are you looking for an alternative (and creative) way to spend a winter’s evening? Keen to meet other Croydon locals? Want to learn a new skill? Need a new piece of art to decorate your home (or gift to someone)? Then come join us!

On Thursday 24th October, East Croydon Cool is hosting a lino printing class led by the lovely ladies from Art Club Croydon. Having been welcomed with a complimentary glass of wine, attendees will watch a live demo and get inspiration from a variety of ‘here’s one we made earlier’ examples. Materials will then be provided to cut your own design into lino before selecting the paint to print it onto paper. Croydon inspired pre-drawn designs will also be available and the Art Club Croydon team will be on hand to help throughout. Whilst waiting for pictures to dry, guests can catch up and meet new friends over drinks. The resulting work will then be framed so everyone can leave with their own personalised piece of artwork.

Tickets are just £20 per person and include tuition, materials, frame and a glass of wine. To secure your spot CLICK HERE.

Previous Events

East Croydon Cool presents…A Croydonites Night

On Saturday 18th May, East Croydon Cool invited people to experience one of the immersive theatre performances taking place during Croydonites Festival.

Döden (held at Matthews Yard) was a participatory experience where the audience, through movement, was invited to examine and meditate upon existential, physical and meta-physical questions regarding life, living, death, dying, their own bodies, its functions and the social context it dwells in.

The group then headed to Basil & Grape for a well needed debrief (accompanied by wine and nibbles!)


East Croydon Cool presents…a Sunday Stroll (in partnership with the Lily Pad Appeal)

On Sunday 5th May, an East Croydon Cool team took part in ‘The Great Croydon 5k Sponsored Walk’ before heading for a roast lunch in The Joker. This Sponsored Walk was in aid of The Lily Pad Appeal; a campaign set up by Chartwell Cancer Trust to raise £750,000 for a state-of-the-art Children’s Cancer Unit for Croydon.


East Croydon Cool presents…a Gin and Tonic Masterclass

On Thursday 21st February, East Croydon Cool joined forces with Mr Fox Croydon for a gin and tonic masterclass in partnership with Lixir tonics and several artisan gin companies. Guests sipped on gin cocktails during an introduction and demonstration from Lixir before creating their own G&Ts using three different gins and a selection of herbs, spices, fruits and tonics.


East Croydon Cool presents…Dinner with Strangers

On Wednesday 18th December, to celebrate the launch of the new Private Dining Room at The Joker, East Croydon Cool hosted ‘Dinner with Strangers’. This social dining experience enabled guests to enjoy great food and drink in an intimate setting, whilst getting to know new people (courtesy of a few low key ice-breakers!)



East Croydon Cool presents…Street Art Tour and Bottomless Lunch

On Saturday 21st July, in a collaboration with RISEgallery and Crushed Bean, East Croydon Cool hosted a Street Art Tour and Bottomless Lunch for 20 people. The event included a one-hour walking tour about the history of the Arts Quarter and an introduction to some of the key pieces and their artists.  Attendees then enjoyed a delicious lunch at Crushed Bean amongst new friends, accompanied by bottomless white wine and prosecco.



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