St. John`s Church, with a 15th century tower, was rebuilt by George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s.
The Archbishop`s Palace dates from the 14th century, and was used by the Archbishops of of Canterbury. This is now the Old Palace School.
Whitgift`s almshouse was founded in 1596.
Fairfield Halls, completed in 1962, is one of the country`s best known concert halls.
Croydon Airport was London`s airport from the 1920s until it closed in 1959. Amy Johnson took off from here on her record breaking flight to Australia in 1930.
Croydon now has an extensive modern tram system.
Among the prominent people born in Croydon are Peggy Ashcroft, actress; Lionel Atwill, actor; Richard Briers, actor; Mark Butcher, England cricketer; C. B. Fry, England crickter and footballer; Roy Hudd, comedian; David Lean, film director; Kirsty MacColl, singer; and Kate Moss, model.
Samuel Coleridge Taylor, composer, died at Croydon.
The first Sainsburys self service store opened in Croydon in 1950.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Croydon for groups.