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  • Queen's Gardens, Croydon
    Queen's Gardens, Croydon
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  • Queen's Gardens
    Queen's Gardens
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  • Fairfield Halls, Croydon
    Fairfield Halls, Croydon
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    stroll in a park

    by Flamegirl Written May 22, 2005

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    Queen's Gardens, Croydon

    There are many parks in Croydon (it's a large borough) but here is a little info on a couple of them.

    The Queen's Gardens park is situated by the Council building (see my travelogue for more photos); it's quite small but well-kept, and as it's just by the Registry offices many couples (including my mum) get their wedding photos taken there. Just be careful walking through it at night (or preferably, don't; if you need to get to the car park there is a subway entrance in front of St George's Walk/Nestlé building).

    Another nice park (Park Hill) stretches between Barclay Road to Coombe Road, and a Victorian water tower can be seen here. There is also a herb garden and information about Cicely Mary Barker, creator of the Flower Fairies. There are tennis courts and a good playground for children.

    Lloyds park is slightly further out of the centre, but much larger. A crater from a WW2 bomb has been made into a feature of the playground, and the fields are often used for playing football and usual park activities like dogwalking. The tramlink now rund along the edge of the park, heading towards New Addington.

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    stroll in a park

    by Flamegirl Written May 22, 2005

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    Queen's Gardens

    There are many parks in Croydon (it's a large borough) but here is a little info on a couple of them.

    The Queen's Gardens park is situated by the Council building (see my travelogue for more photos); it's quite small but well-kept, and as it's just by the Registry offices many couples (including my mum) get their wedding photos taken there. Just be careful walking through it at night (or preferably, don't; if you need to get to the car park there is a subway entrance in front of St George's Walk/Nestlé building).

    Another nice park (Park Hill) stretches between Barclay Road to Coombe Road, and a Victorian water tower can be seen here. There is also a herb garden and information about Cicely Mary Barker, creator of the Flower Fairies. There are tennis courts and a good playground for children.

    Lloyds park is slightly further out of the centre, but much larger. A crater from a WW2 bomb has been made into a feature of the playground, and the fields are often used for playing football and usual park activities like dogwalking. The tramlink now rund along the edge of the park, heading towards New Addington.

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    Fairfield Halls & Ashcroft Theatre

    by Flamegirl Written May 22, 2005

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    Fairfield Halls, Croydon

    Opened in 1962, this is a major entertainment & conference centre whose large concert hall has very good acoustics (and is often used for BBC recordings). It is made up of the concert hall, the Ashcroft Theatre and the Arnhem Gallery, and is home to the talented London Mozart Players.

    Films, plays, musicals, concerts and school speech days take place here every day. There are also dance classes (Ceroc) and a host of other things to do! Take a look at the website for up-to-date info (see below).

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    • Music
    • Arts and Culture

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