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Croydon and its hidden gems…

Many first time buyers have flocked to what has been voted as one of the best places to live in London. Croydon boasts excellent value, a vast array of amenities and entertainment as well as a strong entrepreneurial atmosphere; having been dubbed as the new Tech City.

At Inspired Homes, we provide beautiful high-tech and high-spec apartments at an affordable price. We are also proud of our extensive resident facilities which include businesses lounges and sky gardens, however, what’s on offer when you want to venture out?

With a fantastic alternative arts scene, Croydon has become an increasingly attractive choice for those who simply want to avoid the central London prices. The area has an extensive regeneration plan running, including the new Westfield shopping centre (available in 2020), BoxPark (available in 2016) as well as plans for a redevelopment of the Fairfield Halls event space.

When it comes to eating out, Albert’s Table has earned a place in the Michelin and Harden’s Food Guides. Based in South Croydon’s restaurant quarter, it has a lot of rivalries to contend with but has stuck to its core talent of producing high-end British cuisine. Chennai Dosa has also been described as one of the best places to have dinner, offering exotic South Indian cuisine. When you’re in the mood for something a little more light-hearted, Cadillac Diner is the place to go. Here, you can tuck into a succulent burger while listening to American music.

On weekends, you won’t be short of options. The Museum of Croydon has become a huge tourist attraction, being the most famous arts facility in the area and hosting music, theatre and historical acts.

There’s also Crystal Palace Park Farm….an attraction that whisks you away from the big smoke and allows you to meet adorable alpacas. If you have children, there are also goats, Shetland ponies and Kune pigs, as well as a reptile room.

In terms of retail therapy, we have already mentioned that Croydon will be the home to the next Westfield shopping centre which is due to arrive in just a few years. However, in the meantime, you can spend out at Whitgift Shopping Centre. With 140 shops to choose from, including the large high street stores, you a guaranteed to find what you’re looking for.

To find out more about living in Croydon, please contact the team on 0208 688 6552. 

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