Historic Old Town

The biggest misconception people have about Croydon is that it is “new town”. This couldn’t be more wrong. Croydon is an ancient town with an ancient history: the summer residence of the Archbishops of Canterbury for more than six centuries, home to London’s oldest continuously operated market and a cauldron of the Industrial revolution.


On this walk you’ll explore Croydon’s ancient history, learn more about the famous historical characters that have walked its streets, and see the many listed architectural jewels that survived the over-enthusiastic development of the 1960’s.

Duration (approx.): 1 hour - 1 hour 15mins

Type: Walking

Guide: James Naylor

Meeting Point: Outside Barclays Bank, North End, Croydon Town Centre

Max Attendees: 10

Ticket Price: £8

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