Is Coulsdon a nice place to live in?

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Coulsdon, is a town in south London, England, within the London Borough of Croydon. Coulsdon was an ancient parish in the county of Surrey that included the settlements of Purley and Kenley. It was merged with Sanderstead in 1915 to form the Coulsdon and Purley Urban District and has formed part of Greater London since 1965. “

How’s the local life around Coulsdon

There are always activities happening in lively Coulsdon. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Coulsdon page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Coulsdon snapshot.

The facilities you might need in Coulsdon

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Coulsdon name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Post offices in Coulsdon

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Coulsdon branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Mail Coulsdon 21 Lion Green Road, Coulsdon 3 17
Post Office B2032, Coulsdon 3.6 20
Post box 45 Woodcote Grove Road, Coulsdon 0 0
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox 51 Ullswater Crescent, Coulsdon 0 0
Coulsdon South Post Box Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon 0 0
Reddown Road – Post Box Coulsdon 4 1
Post Box Cane Hill Drive, Coulsdon 5 1
Moorsom Way Post Box Moorsom Way, Coulsdon 0 0

What schools are nearby in Coulsdon?

Having a nearby school is ideal when relocating. Below is a list of schools located within Coulsdon

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Chandler John 69 Edward Road, Coulsdon N/A N/A
I Play Music, Musical Artist Development Centre 7 I-Play Music, Coulsdon 5 4
Surrey Drama Coach 21 Nineacres Way, Coulsdon N/A N/A
Smitham Primary School Portnalls Road, Coulsdon 4.7 6
Bright Horizons Coulsdon Day Nursery and Preschool 48b Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon 4.2 12
St Aidan’s R C Primary School Portnalls Road, Coulsdon 5 4
Teddies Coulsdon 48b Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon N/A N/A
Ladycars School Transport 147B Brighton Road, Coulsdon N/A N/A
Bluebells Pre-school Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon N/A N/A
First Class Learning Coulsdon Methodist Church, 83 Brighton Road, Coulsdon 5 3
King Fishers Pre School & Day Nursery 332 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon 5 3
Little Raccoons Day Nursery Coulsdon Linden Avenue, Coulsdon 3.3 3
Pamela Benson Vocal Tuition 21 Nineacres Way, Coulsdon 5 1
Woodcote Primary School Dunsfold Rise, Coulsdon N/A N/A
Cole Carla Woodcote Primary School,, Dunsfold Rise, Coulsdon N/A N/A

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Coulsdon

Coulsdon has 1 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
RadiantWave Rhinoplasty surgery center 22 A237, Coulsdon N/A N/A

Tube & Train stations nearby Coulsdon

Having to walk more than 10 to 15 min to reach public transportation is usually considered as a downside when considering a property to live in. To simplify this, we curated the list of train and tube station of Coulsdon to help you find what would be the best location for you to move in. There are 3 train or tube stations within the Coulsdon area. Here are the main ones

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Coulsdon South South Station, Brighton Road, Coulsdon 4 154
Coulsdon Town Coulsdon 4.4 16
Woodmansterne United Kingdom 3.5 13

In the city of Coulsdon, what kind of things are there to do?

What makes the heart of Coulsdon? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs and gyms that exist in Coulsdon to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.

Museums & Galleries in the area

An area thrives through its people and their interactions. Discover Coulsdon through its art scene by exploring galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, providing enjoyable weekend activities and contributing to the vibrant community.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

Parks and green spaces in Coulsdon

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Coulsdon offers room to explore and maybe take your dog for a walk.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

The range of gyms in Coulsdon

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Coulsdon easy.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Coulsdon. Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in Coulsdon.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page


Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Coulsdon. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Coulsdon.

Pub name Name Address Description
Coulsdon Manor Hotel Coulsdon Court Road Coulsdon CR5 2LL This is the bar of the hotel, which has a fine golf course.
Pembroke 12-16 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon CR5 2RA The Pembroke is a family-friendly pub in the Stonegate group. Sport – particularly football or boxing is shown on TV screens, and various offers on food and drink may be available. You can hire this pub, or part of it, for functions. After a short closure for refurbishment, the Pembroke reopened on 1 November 2023.
Smugglers Inn 320 Chipstead Valley Road Coulsdon CR5 3BE Small, cosy single-bar free house in the traditional style, on a nautical theme within a mock Tudor design. Unusual sliding windows look out on to a terraced drinking area in the front. Inside, the ceiling and walls are adorned with a host of pictures, copper kettles and other curios. Guest beers are often from local breweries. Occasional live music events are held.
Tudor Rose 270 Coulsdon Road Coulsdon CR5 1EB Previously a Harvester and an Ember Inn, no longer branded but still run by M&B as a dining-oriented pub. Substantial mock-Tudor pub, with tall twisted chimneys, gables, timber framing and a spacious interior, refurbished in early 2023. There is a front-facing bar, with dining area to the left and a lounge area to right. Subdued grey/beige decor, with seating in various shades of brown fabric and leather upholstery. The outdoor drinking area includes a lawn, patio and smokers’ shelter.
Victoria Club 9 Victoria Road Coulsdon CR5 2NN A private members club with around 350 members; non-members must be signed in. Up to two changing cask ales are served, Entertainment nights include regular bands, singers and discos. Dart boards and a pool table are available. Quiz night is the last Thursday of the month. A hall is available for hire, with a capacity of 150.
Woodcote Park Golf Club Meadow Hill, Bridle Way Coulsdon CR5 2QQ Founded in 1912, the golf club welcomes visitors. A dress code applies – see web site for details. Check with the club for clubhouse opening hours and food service times.

The types of restaurants

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Coulsdon, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Pembroke 12 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon 4.3 765
Wok Inn Express 192 Brighton Road, Coulsdon 4.3 35
Nonna Rosa’s 108 a, b, Brighton Road, Coulsdon 4.3 103
Favorite Chicken & Ribs Coulsdon 126 Brighton Road, Coulsdon 4.3 119
Wood and Stone (Pizza Delivery Service) 206 Brighton Road, Coulsdon 4.3 135
Papa Johns Pizza 168 Brighton Road, Coulsdon 4.3 135
Pizza Express Ground Floor, Block A, Trinity Square, 127 Brighton Road, Coulsdon 4.3 628
Domino’s Pizza – Coulsdon 119 Brighton Road, Coulsdon 4.3 87
Star Chippy 85 Stoats Nest Road, Coulsdon, Purley 4.3 122
Singapore Orchid 17 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon 4.3 172
Pizza Hut Delivery 84 Brighton Road, Coulsdon 4.3 98
Thai Venue 200 Brighton Road, Coulsdon 4.3 76
Mammas Pizza & Pizza 2 Night Coulsdon 34 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon 4.3 69
Lo Zafferano 117 Brighton Road, Coulsdon 4.3 371
Mirchi Spice- Taste of Lahore 204 Brighton Road, Coulsdon 4.3 506
Flamingo Kebab House 107 Brighton Road, Hooley, Coulsdon 4.3 124
328 Chinese 328 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon 4.3 83
Indian Brasserie 154 Brighton Road, Coulsdon 4.3 103
Happy Swan Express 39 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon 4.3 87
Fillings Coulsdon 37 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon 4.3 27

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