Car hire in Croydon
Car hire in Croydon
Croydon is a large town in south London, approximately 10 miles from the City of London. It falls outside of the central London boundary but is a large commercial centre and is connected by road by the A232, from which you can reach the M25 motorway.
What I need to know
Car hire options in Croydon are plentiful, with major operators such as Budget, Avis and Europcar operating in the area. Booking through Holiday Autos means you will pay no credit card fees, and there is no charge for cancellation.
Where to pick up my car
Croydon's car hire suppliers can be found at various locations across the town, so make sure you check prior to travelling to pick up your vehicle.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Croydon's proximity to central London means the options are almost limitless when it comes to things to do. You can check out some of the capital's tourist attractions, indulge in some shopping, or take in some sport.
From Croydon you can visit the historic town of Guildford, which lies around 37 miles to the east. Alternatively, head south to Royal Tunbridge Wells, a popular tourist destination which is home to the Pantiles, which features a range of specialist shops, restaurants and cafes.
Brighton, on the south coast of England, is around 45 miles from Croydon and well worth a visit thanks to its combination of coastline and trendy shops and bars. To the south-east is Dover, home of the famous white cliffs, or on the south-west tip of England is Cornwall, famed for its picturesque coastal villages.
Eating and drinking
Croydon is home to a wide range of restaurants and bars - both independents and chains. You can sample food from almost anywhere in the world, but if you want to go down the traditional route, opt for pie and mash.
Things to do
Take a stroll around some of the local parks, such as Wandle Park or South Norwood Country Park, or head to the Battle of Britain Monument, a 25 metre-long bronze monument commemorating pilots who died during the second world war.
Shirley Windmill is a must-see, while Croydon Museum is an excellent way to learn more about the local area. Of course, if you head into central London you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to attractions to see. Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and the London Dungeon are just some of what's on offer.