Destination guide

A bustling hub sitting just south of London

Situated south of London, Croydon is 1 of the capital's largest suburbs. It's serves as a business hub, full of glass high-rises and office buildings overlooking a train station that can have you in Central London in 25 minutes. But it's not all power suits and business lunches! There are plenty of bars and pubs around town, as well as a growing restaurant scene with pop-up versions of some of London's hottest spots. Croydon vacation rentals are the perfect option if you're hoping to save some of your UK travel funds for more travel fun.

Things to do

Art, culture, and history, just outside London's front door

Located on the same campus as the Croydon Clocktower, you'll find the free Museum of Croydon. Follow the history of Croydon, or catch an exhibit from local artists. If you're interested in learning even more about Croydon's history, take a guided tour of Croydon Palace, the former summer residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Also of note: a train can have you in Central London in under 25 minutes, meaning many Croydon vacation rentals are under half an hour away from all of the top museums and galleries the city has to offer.

Activities

Shop till you drop, well away from the crowds

Of Croydon's top highlights, 1 must-do is shop—well away from the crowds you'll find in the likes of the King Road or Oxford Street. Head to Beanos, which is purportedly the largest second-hand record shop in Europe. Catch a dance or musical performance at the Croydon Clocktower, or visit another intimate performance space such as Fairfield Halls or the Donmar Warehouse. There are a variety of movie theaters to catch the latest releases, and don't underestimate the nightlife in Croydon. There are tons of bars, clubs, and restaurants to explore, too.

Weather

Pack your wellies, mate, and prepare to make a splash!

Much like the rest of London, it's best to visit Croydon when the weather is fairly predictable. This may be an impossible feat, so pack an umbrella and a raincoat no matter when you visit, but your odds of long, sunny days are best from late spring through early fall. This is definitely peak season, so consider that prices might be higher. Fall and winter are gray and chilly, with shorter days and more rain, but you may find Croydon vacation rentals at a bit of a lower rate.

Natural features

An easy escape from (and return to!) the concrete jungle

Croydon sits south of the River Thames, and though it's a bit of a concrete jungle itself, there's no shortage of parks and greenspaces a quick ride away. Richmond Park and the famous deer that roam there is to northwest, while the hiking, bird-watching, and cycling trails of the beautiful Surrey Hills is to the south. If you're lucky enough to get a day by the sea during your visit, a direct train to the charming beach town of Brighton will have you on the pebbled shores of the English Channel in well under an hour.

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 center. 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.

Where to stay around Croydon?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 8,743 vacation rentals near Croydon. From 1,342 Houses to 7,166 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Croydon for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Croydon:

  • Central London: 6,714 vacation rentals
  • London City Centre: 5,868 vacation rentals
  • Harrow: 9,601 vacation rentals
  • Cassiobury: 17 vacation rentals
  • Pantiles: 808 vacation rentals

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What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Croydon?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Croydon. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • London (ZEP-Victoria Train Station): 11,873 vacation rentals
  • Hyde Park: 8,086 vacation rentals
  • London Paddington Station: 11,900 vacation rentals
  • London Eye: 8,529 vacation rentals
  • London Bridge: 9,968 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Croydon?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,342 Houses in Croydon. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Croydon include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 7,166 rentals available
  • Villas: 12 rentals available
  • Cabins: 28 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Croydon?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 85 vacation rentals with pool available in Croydon. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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