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, Veeno and Art & Craft.

Meet Up
The Dog and Bull
Art & Craft

Upcoming Events

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

Bank Holiday FOMO no more…get some fresh air, meet some new faces, enjoy a group roast dinner in Croydon’s most instagrammable pub AND raise money for a brilliant cause!

On Sunday 5th May, come join the East Croydon Cool team for ‘The Great Croydon 5k Sponsored Walk’ followed by a roast lunch in The Joker.

This Sponsored Walk is 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 – which will form part of the new Integrated Paediatric Village at Croydon University Hospital. A £20 ticket bought via East Croydon Cool includes entrance fee/ticket to do the walk AND a roast dinner of your choice at The Joker.

For more information and to buy a ticket, click here.

East Croydon Cool presents…A Croydonites Night

The award winning Croydonites festival is back! This celebration of new theatre and performance showcases local theatre makers and brings some of the best contemporary performance work from around the UK to our CR0 doorstep.

On Saturday 18th May, East Croydon Cool will be inviting people to experience one of the immersive performances before heading to Veeno for wine, nibbles and a debrief afterwards!

Döden (which is being performed at Matthews Yard) is a participatory experience where the audience, through movement, is 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.

Tickets are £20 and include entrance to the performance and a glass of wine and sharing platters at Veeno. For more information or to buy a ticket, click here.


Previous Events

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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