Some photographs I took when I was last in Croydon (about eighteen months ago):
Above: Most of central Croydon looks like this. Big companies, big hotels, emphasis upon commerce (it’s not really somewhere you would go if you were a tourist). In the distance you can see the sprawl of suburbia.
Above: Croydon has a very innovative business culture and a positive “can do” approach to things. The population of the borough is very mobile, and in any one year a huge percentage of them are on the move (either moving into the town or moving out). The new tram system is an example of Croydon’s forward thinking and liking for all things new.
Above: The shops tend not to be very inspiring – just the usual chain stores, although every kind of chain store seems to be represented. At the top of this pedestrianised street were two magnificent police horses. It was amazing to see horses in such an urban area.