Clarion Collection Croydon Park Hotel
7 Altyre Road
Croydon, EN CR9 5AA
Phone: (44) 20 86809200
Fax: (44) 20 82867676
St George's Walk is a popular shopping parade nestled in the heart of Croydon, and houses numerous independent stores. This covered shopping parade was established in 1964, and provides space for 50 stores in its premises. This parade is not as busy as its local competitors owing chiefly to the fact that it does not feature stores of any major chains except for Madhouse, the famous discount clothing retailer.
The popular Surrey Street Market can be considered the focal point of Old Town Croydon. Also known as Croydon Market, this street market sells a huge spectrum of goods, from vegetables, fruits and home-made cakes to fashion accessories. There are 75 stalls here, and the entire area is owned and adeptly managed by Croydon London Borough Council. The market is extremely famous, and has been used as a shooting location for films, advertisements and TV shows.
Whitgift Centre is a gargantuan shopping center situated in the heart of Croydon. The site is one of the largest retail spaces in Greater London, and houses over 140 retailers under one single roof. The name of the center comes from the eponymous John Whitgift, the former Archbishop of Canterbury. The building houses several popular chains of brands like River Island, Sainsbury's and New Look.
Centrale is a colossal shopping center located in the heart of Croydon. This place is one of the largest covered retail spaces in London with 61 stores and services, and is owned and managed by the major British property development company, Hammerson. The center houses numerous brands under one single roof, including French Connection, Zara, H&M, House of Fraser, Debenhams and Next.
House of Reeves is an independent furniture store owned and adeptly managed by the Reeves family. This quaint shop was founded in 1867 by Edwin Reeves under the name of Ye Olde Curiositie Shoppe. At present, the shop stocks an extensive range of furniture, from sofa suites and dining furniture to beds and mattresses. House of Reeves is the oldest furniture store in Croydon, and is definitely worth a visit when it comes to purchasing anything pertaining to home decoration and furniture.
Jesters Party Shop is a one stop solution for all your party-related shopping materials, be it seasonal occasions like Halloween, new year's, Christmas, or theme-based parties like Cowboys, High School Musical to Harry Potter. Costumes can be hired. Party supplies like plates, cups, table covers are also available. Free parking is available.
IKEA, the Swedish furniture retail giant has a facility located at Croydon. IKEA has not only made well-designed home furnishings affordable and simple but also garnered customer loyalty by offering them something new every time. An unending range of products, services and offers is what you will find here. They have an in-house restaurant where you can dine or grab a meal while contemplating over the range of furniture, toiletries, fittings, toys and accessories you could buy. For more details contact +44 845 355 114.
A great way to make any place look attractive is to deck it up with some beautiful flowers, and 15 Posies is the perfect place to shop for them. They will provide such charming flowers that you'll be left enchanted by all the floral beauty. The professional, personalized services on offer here can be availed for weddings, corporate events, funerals and any other private event. What's best is that their beautiful flowers are available at very reasonable prices and are delivered within 24 hours!
Located inside a pub within Crystal Palace, Vintagehart is a shop which will take you on a fashionable trip, back into the nineties! This quaint little shop has a wide variety of retro styled clothes, fit for any type of occasion. The style are varied and the myriad collection gives you freedom to mix and match as per your style! This retro boutique is quite popular with fashion and trend setters around town. If you love to experiment with your clothes, this boutique will give you plenty of quirky options!
Residents of Westow Street and the surrounding area should consider themselves lucky, for they have in their midst a wonderful little book shop. Open every day of the week, this is one of the rare independent book shops left in London. The staff are wonderfully warm and knowledgeable about their titles, so don't hesitate to take their opinion on interesting titles.
If you are thinking of giving a face-lift to your room, try one of Tracy Kendall's wallpapers for a dazzling effect. You will find a wide variety of wallpapers, both graphic and bespoke, at this popular store. Check out the attention-grabbing graphic wallpapers which include giant knives, forks and plates, and feathers and florals. You also have a choice of bespoke wallpapers that include picturesque images of flowers, glittery sequins and stripes. These wallpapers can be used in a variety of ways—by fastening through buttons, stitching them together, using swatches of the wallpapers like post-it notes, or using the multi-layer approach. If you're still not sure what you'd like, speak to the designer who can make customized wallpapers for you.
The Merton Abbey Mills craft market is a fantastic place to pick up gifts, flowers, farmer's market fare and hand-crafted home accessories. It's well worth a visit as the stalls are comparable to any of the more "famous" markets while its location near the River Wandle makes it a great get-away, only 20 minutes from Central London. With over two hundred stalls offering books, records, art, crafts, clothes, hats and more, and a range of food stalls, you can spend a day here getting the London hustle and bustle out of your system.