Croydon is the largest London borough and has a multi cultural society. It has a state of the art tramlink which makes access to surrounding areas easy, information on times and service can be found at http://www.tfl.go.uk If you do drive you need to be careful where you park as the restrictions are enforced by an army of keen and efficient traffic wardens who seem to blend into the surroundings.
The shopping centre is the one of the biggest outside the centre of London it draws people from all over the South East. There’s two enormous shopping malls the Whitgift Centre and the Centrale both of which are full of the usual high street shops and smaller retailers and fast food restaurants to cater for all tastes.
Croydon has a very interesting outdoor market where you can buy fresh food at a fraction of the cost of the bigger food stores.
If it’s entertainment your after the Fairfield Halls hosts a variety of entertainment and events and many top named bands have played there, it has a restaurant, bars and it’s even got it’s own hotel.
Students from Croydon are never stuck for entertainments and it has something for everyone. It has a buzzing night life with pubs, clubs, cinemas, bowling and restaurants that are the envy of surrounding boroughs.