Croydon trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Croydon is a large town in south London, England, 9.5mi south of Charing Cross. The principal settlement in the London Borough of Croydon, it is one of the largest commercial districts outside Central London, with an extensive shopping district and night-time economy. Its population of 52,104 at the 2011 census includes the wards of Addiscombe, Broad Green and Fairfield.Historically part of the hundred of Wallington in the county of Surrey, at the time of the Norman conquest of England Croydon had a church, a mill, and around 365 inhabitants, as recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. Croydon expanded in the Middle Ages as a market town and a centre for charcoal production, leather tanning and brewing. The Surrey Iron Railway from Croydon to Wandsworth opened in 1803 and was the world's first public railway. Later nineteenth century railway building facilitated Croydon's growth as a commuter town for London. By the early 20th century, Croydon was an important industrial area, known for car manufacture, metal working and Croydon Airport. In the mid 20th century these sectors were replaced by retailing and the service economy, brought about by massive redevelopment which saw the rise of office blocks and the Whitgift Centre, the largest shopping centre in London until 2008. Croydon was amalgamated into Greater London in 1965.Croydon is in Greater London. Use our United Kingdom online holiday planner to plan your trip to Croydon and other destinations in United Kingdom.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Croydon
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Croydon
London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to Over 80 Attractions BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $99
Duration: 10 days
Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $121
Duration: 10 hours
See all ›
Side trips from Croydon
Hidden gems in Croydon
Museums in Croydon
Historic Sites in Croydon
Places to visit with Croydon
Recently planned trips to Croydon
10 days in Greater London, London & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 37 days in Greater London BY A USER FROM ESTONIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Croydon BY A USER FROM NIGERIA June, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Croydon BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Croydon BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Croydon BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium