Destination guide

Enjoy holiday lettings in Croydon

When considering great European holiday lettings, Croydon ranks at the top of the list. Croydon is the largest town in South London and is the principal community within the London borough of Croydon. This area has one of the most sizeable commercial districts in London, with a large shopping region and thriving nightlife. The large town of Croydon rests on the transport corridor between Central London and the southern coast of England and has come a long way since the days of the Norman Conquest, a time when the area had only a church, a mill and a mere 365 residents.


History near your Croydon holiday rental

Croydon has a long and fascinating history. The area’s first settlement may have been a small-scale Roman colony situated along the road from London to Portslade and running all the way to the former Beulah Spa and Hotel. The historic spa was a popular gathering place that even hosted notorious circus performer Pablo Fanque, a tightrope walker who was later immortalised in a popular song by The Beatles. This historically significant town is the setting for two poems by famed English writer Sir John Betjeman. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes novels, once resided here, as did famous French novelist Émile Zola.


Activities and attractions in Croydon

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Croydon a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • London Dungeon (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Wimbledon Tennis Club (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Royal Observatory (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Stamford Bridge Stadium (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Sea Life London Aquarium (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Coca-Cola London Eye (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Croydon

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Croydon. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sky Garden (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • South Park (14.9 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Greenwich Park (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Battersea Park (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • St. James Park (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Hyde Park (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Croydon

The nearest airport is in London (LCY-London City), located 10.7 mi (17.2 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into London (LGW-Gatwick), which is 15.1 mi (24.4 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, East Croydon Station, West Croydon Station and Croydon Waddon Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Croydon by catching a ride on the metro at Coombe Lane Tram Station, Lloyd Park Tram Station or Sandilands Tram Station.

How to get around

Transport around Croydon villa rentals

It won’t matter whether you’re travelling solo or with a group of a dozen, because once you’ve arrived in Croydon you’ll have access to numerous taxi services and private car options with congenial and locally knowledgeable drivers ready to get you to villa rentals. The most unique form of transportation in Croydon is the Tramlink, a light-rail system that operates on a series of street tracks amid other traffic. East Croydon Station is a more traditional railway depot offering transport throughout the area.

Food & drink 

Dining near Croydon holiday cottages

Plenty of dining options are conveniently located near your holiday rental. Caribbean, Indian, Chinese, Italian and traditional British cuisine are just a few of the tasty options to consider here. The popular Surrey Street Market dates back to 1276 and offers fresh fruit and vegetables as well as street foods. This pedestrian-friendly market also features arts and crafts, independent traders, artisan produce and more. You should also be sure to visit the old-world taverns as well as the local wine bars while you’re out and about in Croydon.

How many holiday rentals are available around Croydon?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,913 holiday lettings around Croydon. From 6,165 flats & apartments to 1,436 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Croydon?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Croydon:

  • Beddington North: 18 holiday homes
  • Selhurst: 68 holiday homes
  • Waddon: 61 holiday homes
  • Fairfield: 67 holiday homes
  • Addiscombe: 54 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Croydon? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Croydon. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • East Croydon Station: 10,763 holiday lettings
  • Croydon Waddon Station: 10,762 holiday lettings
  • New Addington Tram Station: 10,587 holiday lettings
  • King Henry's Drive Tram Station: 10,597 holiday lettings
  • Airport House Business Centre: 10,722 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Croydon listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Croydon?

Yes, of course. offers 6,165 Flats in Croydon. Our other popular types of Croydon holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,436 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 6,283 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 43 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Croydon?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 77 holiday homes with pool available in Croydon. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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