With a population of 340,000, Croydon has the largest population of any borough in London and was historically known as a small market town. more
Property prices stand at £254,073, which means plenty of affordable housing only a short distance away from the London city center. Croydon being the center of the borough offers a diverse mix of shopping, nightlife and plenty of green space. More up market and prestigious housing is mostly found in the area of Coulsdon which has a quieter atmosphere but still a good mix of traditional high street shops as well as a large number of restaurants.
Croydon is the second most important and influential financial and business sector in the South East following the City of London. The Croydon council has created a Croydon 2020 vision program in order to attract more businesses in the area in the aim of making Croydon London’s third most influential city area. Croydon´s regeneration and development programs in the past years have also had a profound effect on the decreasing crime rates. There has been a 20% fall in crime in the last three years, reflecting Croydon´s willingness to change.
Croydon also offers a wide range of shopping opportunities. Croydon is known and one of the UKs top 30 shopping destinations due to it having 2.5million square feet of shopping. Popular shopping centers include the Whitgift center.
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|Government Body:||Croydon London Borough Council|
|Population density:||3,950 / km²|