Will you love Thornton Heath? Our local guide

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Thornton Heath is a district of South London, England, within the London Borough of Croydon. It is around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of the town of Croydon, and 7.2 miles (11.6 km) south of Charing Cross. Prior to the creation of Greater London in 1965, Thornton Heath was in the County Borough of Croydon. “

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

What makes the heart of Thornton Heath? 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 Thornton Heath to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.

What kind of gyms are there in Thornton Heath?

In Thornton Heath, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

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

Are there a lot of supermarkets in Thornton Heath?

Out of all the other services in Thornton Heath, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Thornton Heath.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Londis Supermarket 154 – 158 Lee High Road, London 4.1 73
Lidl 104 -120 Lee High Road, London 4.3 2192
Tesco Express Meridian South Development, Hither Green Lane, London 3.7 60
Nisa Local Hither Green 2-6 Staplehurst Road, London 4.2 55
Sainsbury’s Local 9 Staplehurst Road, London 3.6 79
Hither Green Supermarket 258-260 Hither Green Lane, London 4.2 95
DMT Supermarket 162 Manor Lane, London 2.5 2
Morrisons Daily- Catford Brownhill Road, London 3.4 85
M&S Simply Food 193-205 Lee High Road, London 3.3 31
Costcutter 183-185 Lee High Road, London 3.9 85
Sainsbury’s 14 Burnt Ash Road, London 4.2 2364
Budgens 357-361 Lewisham High Street, London 5 1

Museums & Galleries

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Thornton Heath below.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
CH Spurgeon’s sisters gravestone Queen’s Road, Croydon N/A N/A
Gravestone of CH Spurgeon’s parents Queen’s Road, Croydon N/A N/A

Parks and green spaces in Thornton Heath

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Thornton Heath is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

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 types of restaurants

Thornton Heath is able to produce a large amount of different cuisines if you are looking. Take a look at the table below to find the most popular places to eat if you are a resident of Thornton Heath.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
McDonald’s 935, 943 London Road, Thornton Heath 4.3 4324
Melfort Fish Bar 7 Melfort Road, Thornton Heath 4.3 185
Tandoori Corner 770 London Road, Thornton Heath 4.3 328
The First Choice The first choice, 147 Bensham Manor Road, Thornton Heath 4.3 46
Kebabi 6, Brigstock Parade, London Road, Thornton Heath 4.3 146
Santosh 830 London Road, Thornton Heath 4.3 110
Best Choices 17 Woodville Road, Thornton Heath 4.3 17
Tasty African Food 99 Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath 4.3 139
Efie Ne Fie 50 High Street, Thornton Heath 4.3 67
Koover 29 High Street, Thornton Heath 4.3 85
Chicken Cottage 37 High Street, Thornton Heath 4.3 160
Morley’s Beulah 58 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath 4.3 139
KuKu Kebab House 46 Thornton Road, Thornton Heath 4.3 300
Wong Kei Chinese 49 High Street, Thornton Heath 4.3 84
Jam Rock Restaurant & Bar 9-11 Woodville Road, Thornton Heath 4.3 172
Adwoa’s Kitchen Ghanaian Restaurant 314 Whitehorse Road, Croydon 4.3 24
Halwa Poori House 1033 London Road, Thornton Heath 4.3 765
Blue & Orange Restaurant 85 High Street, Thornton Heath 4.3 660
Emek Kebab 19 Whitehorse Lane, London 4.3 441
Sugar & Spice 5 Woodville Road, Thornton Heath 4.3 3

Pubs

As Londoners, we love our local pubs. Thornton Heath has great ones to become your new regular spot. Consider these if visiting or moving to the area of Thornton Heath.

Pub name Name Address Description
Moon Under Water 1327 London Road Norbury SW16 4AU This JD Wetherspoon pub serves the shopping centre of Norbury on one side and the residential areas of Pollards Hill on the other.

In Thornton Heath, what things may you need?

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

What schools are in the area of Thornton Heath?

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

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
King Fishers Day Nurseries 89 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath 4.7 33
F Fo Thornton Heath N/A N/A
Whitehorse Manor Schools – Brigstock Site 129-133 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath 5 1
Allens Montessori Day Nursery 47 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath 5 1
Keyboard Lessons 73 Woodville Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon N/A N/A
Parchmore Pre-school 53-55 Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath 5 1
Scribbles Day Nursery 30 Bensham Manor Road, Thornton Heath N/A N/A
The Little Flower Respite Home 11A Jamaica Road, Thornton Heath N/A N/A
Kumon Thornton Heath Pond Maths & English West Thornton Community Centre, 731-735 London Road, Thornton Heath 4.8 4
Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School Winterbourne Road, Thornton Heath 3.6 24
J and S Playhouse Ltd 23 Heath Road, Thornton Heath 5 10
Singing Lessons 73 Woodville Road, Thornton Heath 4.9 9
Drum Lessons 73 Woodville Road, Thornton Heath 5 1
Little Ann Day Nursery 1 Whitehorse Lane, London 3.7 3
Nhs Mayday Road, Thornton Heath 5 1
Kids Paradise – Daycare & Preschool Holy Saviour Church Hall, Saint Saviours Road, Croydon 4.9 37
Bensham Manor School Ecclesbourne Road, Thornton Heath 4.7 7
Thornton Heath Nursery School 51 Pridham Road, Thornton Heath 5 21
Loving Hands International Nursery School 54 Leander Road, Thornton Heath 4.5 15
Ecclesbourne Primary School Atlee Close, Thornton Heath 4.1 12

Tube & Train stations in and around Thornton Heath

Train and tube stations in Thornton Heath can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Thornton Heath United Kingdom 3.5 49

Post offices in Thornton Heath

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Thornton Heath 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
Thornton Heath Sub Post Office 3-7 High Street, Thornton Heath 3.9 83
The Pond Post Office 782 London Road, Thornton Heath 3.7 63
Allsorts and Post Office 70 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath 3.9 9
Beulah Road Post Office 70 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath 4.1 8

Health amenities that are in Thornton Heath

Thornton Heath has 11 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
Croydon University Hospital 530 London Road, Thornton Heath N/A N/A
Croydon Clinic Moorfields Eye Hospital Mayday House, 530 London Road, Thornton Heath 3.2 17
Brigstock Medical Practice 141 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath 2.4 150
Parchmore Medical Centre 97 Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath 2.2 193
Croydon PBC 99 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath N/A N/A
Crownwise 167 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath N/A N/A
Maternity Unit Unnamed Road, London, Thornton Heath 3.4 8
NHS Parchmore Medical Centre United Kingdom N/A N/A
Orchid Suite, Croydon Pelvic Floor Centre 106 Mayday Road, Thornton Heath N/A N/A
The N H Way Ltd 184 Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath N/A N/A
Cavendish House Medical Practice 515 London Road, Thornton Heath 3.5 8

How’s the local life around Thornton Heath

There’s always something going on in a vibrant area like Thornton Heath. For ideas on activities, check Timeout which updates weekly on local events. We’re including a link to their Thornton Heath listings to help you easily find stuff happening soon. A great way to get oriented in a new area is seeing what’s around and where. Our map gathers property price details and other info from this article to give you a snapshot of Thornton Heath offerings.

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If you are not completely sure that you want to move the area check out our other guides about cities in the nearby vicinity

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Beddington See the guide here
Croydon See the guide here
Addiscombe See the guide here
South Norwood See the guide here
Selhurst See the guide here
Pollards Hill See the guide here
Norbury See the guide here
Anerley See the guide here
Woodmansterne See the guide here
Streatham Vale See the guide here
Upper Norwood See the guide here
Crystal Palace See the guide here
Crown Point See the guide here
Gipsy Hill See the guide here
West Norwood See the guide here
Beddington See the guide here
Croydon See the guide here
Addiscombe See the guide here
South Norwood See the guide here
Selhurst See the guide here
Pollards Hill See the guide here
Norbury See the guide here
Anerley See the guide here
Woodmansterne See the guide here
Streatham Vale See the guide here
Upper Norwood See the guide here
Crystal Palace See the guide here
Crown Point See the guide here
Gipsy Hill See the guide here
West Norwood See the guide here

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