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(For the larger local government district, see London Borough of Croydon.)(For other uses, see Croydon (disambiguation).) Croydon is a large town in south London, England, the principal settlement of the London Borough of Croydon. It is located 9.5 miles (15.3 km) south of Charing Cross. It is one of the largest commercial districts outside of Central London, bearing one of the largest shopping districts and a developed night-time economy. It is identified in the London Plan as one of 11 metropolitan centres in Greater London. It has a population of 52,104 in the 2011 census, comprising the Addiscombe, Broad Green and Fairfield wards. Historically a part 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 during 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 (including the City of London). By the early 20th century, Croydon was an important industrial area, known for car manufacture, metal working and its 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, for many decades the largest shopping centre in London until 2008. Croydon was amalgamated into Greater London in 1965. Croydon lies on a transport corridor between central London and the south coast of England, to the north of two gaps in the North Downs, one followed by the A23 Brighton Road through Purley and Merstham and the main railway line and the other by the A22 from Purley to the M25 Godstone interchange. Road traffic is diverted away from a largely pedestrianised town centre, mostly consisting of the North End. Its main railway station, East Croydon, is a major hub of the national railway transport system, with frequent fast services to central London among other destinations such as Brighton. The town is unique in Greater London for its Tramlink light rail transport system.

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Croydon in United Kingdom awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Croydon. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city London, United Kingdom. London, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like The London Eye, British Museum, Tower Of London. Tour packages of Croydon are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Croydon*

  • Pollution Statistics in Croydon

    Know the pollution level of Croydon before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 64.56 (High)
    • Water Pollution 44.43 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 48.88 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 34.47 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 46.94 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 21.75 (Low)
  • Croydon: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Croydon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Croydon.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.49 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 52 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50.63 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.72 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 39.89 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.84 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 48.91 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.52 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 44.93 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 49.01 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 38.19 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.81 (Moderate)
  • Living in Croydon - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Croydon is 129.86 (High)

    • Safety Index 50.85 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.25 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 60.38 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 46.96 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 82.01 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 67.81 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 20.51 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 100.85 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Croydon

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Croydon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.96 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 83.74 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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