Football is only a tram ride away!
A little known secret is the towns club, Croydon FC, whose ground is in the suburb of Woodside on the outskirts of Croydon.
Just jump on a Number 1(Elmers End) or 2(Beckenham Junction) tram from East Croydon and get off several stops later at Arena station and the ground is visible from the tram stop.
Not well supported by the local community but i found the supporters to be a very friendly bunch and was witness to a cracking game of football (Croydon won 8-5! )
Club has a website at www.croydon-fc.co.uk
I will definetly go there again next season