The town of Croydon is located in South London, England. The town also lends its name to the London Borough of Croydon, and is about nine and a half miles from Charring Cross. By staying in self catering accommodation in Croydon, you will have access to not only the city of London, but also the south coast as well. Whilst it might be convenient to have some form of independent transport, public services link Croydon with both the city and the south coast on a regular basis via bus and train.
Parks are an integral part of most towns and cities in the United Kingdom, and the Croydon area is no exception. If you are feeling that you need a day off from visiting all the tourist sites that London city centre has to offer, then a day spent at a park may be just the way to unwind. Some parks may be small, and are ideal to walk around, whilst others are good places to jog or cycle. South Norwood Country Park is a 125 acre reserve which will soon make you forget that you are actually in one of the biggest cities on earth. It even has an 18 hole pitch and putt course!
By staying in self catering accommodation in Croydon, you will want to spend time visiting the central part of the city of London. With hundreds of years of history and tradition, one good area to start is Westminster. The Houses of Parliament, arguably the blueprint for modern democracies, can be seen here, along with the iconic Big Ben. Buckingham Palace, home to the Queen is not far away, and watching the changing of the guard there should be on everyone’s list. The obvious things such as museums, art galleries, shows and plays should also be on a “must do list”, as should watching a premiership football match if possible. Further afield, and outside of London, a day trip to the coast may be a nice idea, and Brighton is a popular destination accessible by public transport or motor vehicle.
The London area has a temperate climate, where the temperatures peak at an average of twenty four degrees Celsius during July and August, and drop to around the eight degrees level during the winter months. Rain can, and does, occur at any time, but more often than not comes in the form of a light drizzle. This can sometimes give the skies a grey look. Bringing a rain jacket is recommended for any holidays in Croydon, no matter what the time of year.
It seems that every major airline flies into the London area from almost every other country in the world. Getting into London is certainly not a problem! In fact, London has five airports, and three of these are perfect for holidays in Croydon: London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR) and London City (LCY). Airlines such as British Airways, Flybe, easyJet, Ryanair and BMI Baby use these airports. You can fly from UK airports such as Newcastle(NCL), Aberdeen (ABZ), Liverpool (LPL), Manchester (MAN) and Edinburgh (EDI).
London will be hosting events during the London Olympics, and with Croydon Olympics accommodation, you're right next to the sporting action.