Will you love Waddon? Our local guide

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People walking on the riversides in London

Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Waddon is a neighbourhood in the London Borough of Croydon, at the western end of the town of Croydon. The area borders the London Borough of Sutton. “

The amenities you might need in Waddon

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Waddon. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

Health amenities that are in Waddon

We weren’t able to locate medical institutions or stores in this neighbourhood. Let us know in the comments if we are wrong so we can add them to our list.

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Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Waddon

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Waddon entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Waddon Epsom Road, Croydon 2.8 39

Schools in and around the area of Waddon

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Waddon vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Singology Choirs HQ 9a Court Drive, Croydon 5 1
Wilson’s School Mollison Drive, Wallington 4.3 120
The Write Time School The Write Time, Warrington Road, Croydon 3.5 13
Great Waves Swimming Academy Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon 5 17
Oxygen Croydon The Colonnades Purley Way, Croydon 4.1 1773
Nuffield Health Croydon Fitness & Wellbeing Gym The Colonnades, 619 Purley Way, Croydon 3 98
Krishna Avanti Primary School, Croydon Southbridge Place, Croydon 4.8 4
Busy Bees in Croydon 164 Old School Place, Croydon 3.8 22
Aerodrome Primary School Goodwin Road, Croydon 4.9 11
The Link Secondary School 86 Croydon Road, Croydon 4 3
Minster Nursery & Infant School, Croydon Warrington Road, Croydon 3.4 28
Harris Primary Academy Purley Way 47 Propeller Crescent, Croydon 3.5 13
High View Primary School The Chase, Wallington 4 6
Soar Recruitment – Nursery Recruitment 25 Stafford Road, Croydon 4.8 25
Teeny Tekkerz within St Georges Church Centre St George’s Church Centre, Barrow Road, Croydon N/A N/A
Childcare Happy Days 20 Aldwick Road, Croydon 5 26
Coombe Wood School (St Andrews Site) Warrington Road, Croydon N/A N/A
Croydon Arabic School Goodwin Road, Croydon 5 3
The Minster Junior School, Croydon Warrington Road, Croydon N/A N/A
Training academy beauty rooms serendipity 101 Waddon Way, Croydon N/A N/A

Post offices of Waddon

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
High View Post Office 308 Stafford Road, Croydon 3.6 53
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox Croydon 0 0

Some great things about Waddon

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Waddon has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Waddon.

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Waddon

Working from home means more gym time for many. With chains like EasyGym and PureGym, it’s easy to stay fit in Waddon.

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

In Waddon, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Waddon 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

Pubs in the region

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Waddon has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Claret & Ale 5 Bingham Corner, Lower Addiscombe Road Addiscombe CR0 7AA Close to Addiscombe Tram Stop, the Claret & Ale is a small, privately owned friendly free house with a constantly changing selection of cask ales in addition to the popular Palmers IPA. Current and coming beers – often including a second Palmers beer – are indicated on a special board on the wall opposite the bar. The TV screens show a variety of sporting events, usually with the sound muted. Events are held to raise money for charity. The pub has often been the local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year.
Cricketers 47 Shirley Road Addiscombe CR0 7ER The Cricketers was taken over in July 2017 by new leaseholders, who have done a great job in revamping the pub, deep cleaning everything, putting in new flooring and some new furniture and installing six new handpumps. They are starting with three hand pumped beers to revive custom which had dropped away almost completely. This is still a traditional community pub where all are welcome. Real fires will contribute towards the comfortable, lived-in atmosphere in the winter. Live music will be reinstated when custom demands. There are four TVs in the main bar showing different sports; televised sport has always been a great attraction particularly when Crystal Palace matches are televised. Darts is also played competitively in the pub.
Addington Palace Golf Club Gravel Hill Croydon CR0 5BB Founded in 1930.
Alma Tavern 127-129 Lower Addiscombe Road Croydon CR0 6PU The Alma reopened after a short closure due to unforeseen circumstances in May/June 2023. The pub had reopened in January 2022 after having been closed for a couple of years. It has undergone a tasteful refurbishment, with Croydon-related pictures and comfortable furniture. It is a large one-bar pub, with a pool table in a separate area, and a couple of TVs showing sport. The pub now serves a full menu; please check with them for the times that the kitchen is open. Cask ale may occasionally be available.
Anspach & Hobday Tap Room Unit 11, Valley Point Industrial Estate, Beddington Farm Road Croydon CR0 4WP Anspach & Hobday commenced brewing in Croydon early in 2020. The tap room is no longer open each Saturday afternoon but may be opened for special events – check social media for details. The venue is also available to hire for special events, as are their other venues the Arch House and the Pigeon.
Bedford Tavern 16 Sydenham Road Croydon CR0 2EF A small friendly pub, busy from the nearby offices on weekday lunch times and early evenings. Only two cask ales may be available in winter months and three from March. Dogs are welcome outside at weekends only until 7pm. Live music events are usually on Fridays.
Builders Arms 65 Leslie Park Road Croydon CR0 6TP This attractive, detached pub tucked away in East Croydon has two bars with different characteristics. Comfortable seating extends to a pleasant secluded garden at the rear. Both bars have sports TV. Quiz night is on Tuesday and there is occasional live music (mainly cover bands). In the summer, the garden is a hidden gem of Croydon. Three regular beers and one changing beer come from the Fuller’s range. From 26 June 2023 the pub became a tenancy.
Coombe Lodge 104 Coombe Road Croydon CR0 5RB Coombe Lodge is a grade II listed Georgian building, which is probably the most impressive pub structurally in Croydon. A pub only since 1990, it is now operated by Whitbread under their ‘Beefeater’ brand. The left of the building as you face the entrance is the restaurant, and to the right is the large bar, adjoined by a splendid Victorian conservatory. Outside is a large garden. Although only a short distance from the centre of town, Coombe is an almost rural situation, despite the tram and main road passing outside the entrance. The site also has a modern Premier Inn building and large car park but this does not detract from the impressive older house. Breakfast is available earlier than the times shown here (see web site) and bar meals are also available.
Cronx Tap 71 High Street Croydon CR0 1QE New outlet for the Cronx brewery, which opened for the first time on Coronation day. It is a deceptively spacious shop unit with two additional upstairs rooms – one overlooking the bar and another which will be available for hire. Cask ale is now available on two handpumps; a third handpump for a guest ale is planned. Additionally the Cronx range, guest beers, and 4-5 ciders are dispensed from 20 keg taps. Food from Venezuelan pop-up kitchen Tepuy Empanadas is available Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. There are also cult movie film nights on Tuesdays and comedy on the first Friday of each month.
Crown 28 Wickham Road, Shirley Croydon CR0 8BA This Ember Inns pub has a large restaurant area, and specialises in its food options although there is plenty of room for patrons only wishing to drink. There is a large conservatory and a pleasant garden. Up to three cask ales are now normally available. The guest beers change regularly and can come from anywhere in the UK. Note that if you arrive by car between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, you have to purchase a ticket from the machine in the car park; you can reclaim the cost at the bar when you order food or drink.
Dog & Bull 24 Surrey Street Croydon CR0 1RG Historic town centre pub with origins back to the 16th century. The walls carry pictures of mainly local scenes, some of which are of historic Croydon locations. An island bar serves the separate rooms and the walled garden at the rear includes a selection of booths with TV screens; it also features a bar and barbecue in summer months. Food is only seed in the summer months. The upstairs room is currently a games area.
Dog House 14 The Broadway, Plough Lane Croydon CR0 4QR This micropub opened in Beddington in 2022, in premises previously occupied by a dog grooming salon. Light decor and large windows give the pub an airy feel. Pictures on the walls reflect a family boxing connection and the licensee’s love of old comedy films. Normally five cask ales are dispensed by gravity. and up to six ciders are available. There is a quiz usually on alternate Wednesdays (check with pub). There are occasional events such as Morris dancing and the local male voice choir. Rugby is sometimes shown on TV.
Forestdale Arms Forestdale Centre, Featherbed Lane Croydon CR0 9AS Built in the 1960’s as part of the Forestdale development this is a large open-plan pub at the lower end of Selsdon, serving the local estate. Given Asset of Community Value status in 2018. The small shopping centre nearby boasts one of the best fish and chip restaurants for miles.
George 17-21 George Street Croydon CR0 1LA Busy Wetherspoon pub in the town centre with a wide range of beers across seventeen hand-pumps on two separate bars. Many are from smaller breweries. The pub was the CAMRA branch Pub of the Year in 2011, and received Wetherspoon’s Top Real Ale Pub of the Year award in September 2013. Discounted ale prices apply on Mondays (as at time of writing). Alcohol is served on all days from 9am. Counter service at the upper-level bar usually ceases a while before closing time.
Green Dragon 58-60 High Street Croydon CR0 1NA Lively pub near Croydon’s historic market, which is popular with all ages. Up to eight beers are available through the hand-pumps; the range is constantly changing and sometimes includes those from local breweries. It also has eight craft keg lines and serves up to six boxed ciders. A wide variety of music and other events takes place upstairs including a Monday quiz, poker on Tuesdays and ukelele jam sessions on the first and third Sundays.
Harvest Home 27 Beddington Lane Croydon CR0 4TG Traditional pub with one cask ale served. Live music events take place monthly. Food isn’t served, but there is a cafe in the car park open until 3pm, and the pub will allow you to bring in food purchased there. When it’s quite the pub may close earlier than the time shown.
Man on the Moon 112 Headley Drive, New Addington Croydon CR0 0QF Originally the Man in the Moon when built in the 1960s, the pub changed its name in 1969. One of the two bars carries photos and other memorabilia of the moon landing. There is also much which is sports-related including photos and local trophies including darts and tug of war. Children are welcome until 7pm, and the Friday disco is a regular feature.
Market Tavern 1-4 Surrey Street Croydon CR0 1RG Located at the top of the town’s historic street market, this pub is popular with younger drinkers. It is spacious, and the large windows give an open feel.
Old Fox & Hounds 1 London Road Croydon CR0 2RE The exterior of this pub doesn’t appear to have been significantly altered since the mid-19th century. Inside, evidence of the former public and saloon bar layout is visible. It’s a friendly local, containing some interesting memorabilia and handy for West Croydon station.
Orchard 112 Cherry Orchard Road Croydon CR0 6BA A two-bar pub, popular with the local community. Refurbished a few years ago, the pub shows Sky, BT and GAA Sports, and there is occasional entertainment such as karaoke. There is a large outside area at the rear of the pub with a covered smoking area. A function room is available for hire. A church service (organised by Croydon Church in a Pub) is held there on Sundays at 1:30pm followed by a free lunch.
Oval Tavern 131 Oval Road Croydon CR0 6BR Free standing pub with one large room. There is a pleasant garden on the lower level. There are six hand-pumps, and up to four cask ales are usually available. Note that the toilets are downstairs. The Oval is noted for its regular live music (see Facebook and web site) and weekly quiz. On rare occasions the pub closes for private functions (these closures are announced in advance on the pub’s social media and website). On other occasions you may find that some or all of the tables have been reserved.
Pawson’s Arms 69 Pawsons Road Croydon CR0 2QA Community pub, which is busy when Crystal Palace play at home. The pub is now one room, served by a central bar. Two darts boards. The windows show former owners ‘Mann Crossman & Paulin’.
Plough Croydon Road Croydon CR0 4QR A Young’s pub in the centre of Beddington, rebuilt in 1897. The spacious interior is dominated by an oval island bar. There is a large rear patio garden in the former stable yard, and there is a tunnel from the cellar to Carew Manor.
Porter & Sorter Station Road Croydon CR0 6BT This Marston’s pub gets its name from the proximity of East Croydon station and the former Royal Mail depot (now demolished). It is typically busy after 5pm, being affectionately known to station staff as ‘platform seven’. A large island bar dominates one half of the pub, with three handpumps and a range of ‘craft’ taps. The bar leads into a lounge area with curved booths in the corners and a raised dining area.
Randall Tavern Fieldway, New Addington Croydon CR0 9DZ With a regular local customer base, the Randall Tavern is one of only two pubs in New Addington (with the Man on the Moon). It was previously called ‘Bunker’s Knob’, named after the noise made by an 18th century constable walking with a club foot. Fairly spacious inside, with interesting armature-style windows, and some walls in Crystal Palace colours. Background music is played. Cask ale may not be consistently available.
Royal Standard 1 Sheldon Street Croydon CR0 1SS This is a small, friendly traditional back-street pub. Four distinct small drinking areas each have their own character, and there are interesting features in the areas at the back of the pub, including wood panelling and a Fullers brewery mirror, and in the front bar there is a selection of bottles used as candle holders. The garden area is across the road underneath the flyover.
Ruskin House 23 Coombe Road Croydon CR0 1BD The club is a co-operative of members from politically-oriented groups, and has occupied the current building since 1966. It was a venue for earlier CAMRA branch beer festivals. There is an attractive garden, two function rooms and also smaller meeting rooms. The club welcomes new members. At the moment (spring 2023) they are not serving cask ale due to the lack of demand.
Sandilands Club Sandilands Croydon CR0 5DB The Sandilands club is open to members of the various sporting and social clubs which use its facilities, and also to social members of Sandilands itself. The club’s facilities can be hired with or without the bar. Note that the bar’s closing time may vary depending on sport being shown.
Ship 47 High Street Croydon CR0 1QD A rock music oriented pub, with DJs most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and occasional live bands. The pub is popular with the younger generation. Note that when the pub is open until 2am, last entry is at 1am.
Shirley Inn 158 Wickham Road Croydon CR0 8BF This pub is in the heart of the Shirley area of Croydon.

Galleries and Museums

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Waddon we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Croydon Airport Visitor Centre Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon 4.6 189

Are the restaurants in Waddon any good?

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Waddon, 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
Premier Inn London Croydon (Purley A23) hotel The Colonnades Leisure Park, 619 Purley Way, Croydon 4.3 642
London Croydon Aerodrome Hotel | Signature Collection by Best Western 680 Purley Way, Croydon 4.3 1214
McDonald’s Unit 7A, The Colonnades Leisure Park, 619 Purley Way, Croydon 4.3 1753
La Pizzeria 352 Purley Way, Croydon 4.3 150
Gourmet Products 1C Merebank Lane, Wallington 4.3 1
Best Charcoal Grill 322A Stafford Road, Croydon 4.3 105
Jummar Pizza & Grill 443 Purley Way, Croydon 4.3 96
Tai Tung 544 Purley Way, Croydon 4.3 1014
McDonald’s 415 Purley Way, Croydon 4.3 2215
Pizza Hut Restaurants The Colonnades Purley Way, Croydon 4.3 1210
Five Ways Chinese Takeaway 9, Central Parade, Denning Avenue, Croydon 4.3 70
Mint N’ Curry Leaves United Kingdom 4.3 N/A
Nyesha’s Kitchen 13A Stafford Road, Croydon 4.3 8
Great Chicken Unit 3, The Parade, Stafford Road, Croydon 4.3 9
JA Tasty Waddon 405 Purley Way, Croydon 4.3 4
Chase Traditional Fish & Chips 7 The Parade, Stafford Road, Wallington 4.3 95
Chick’n Lounge Unit 3, The Parade, Stafford Road, Wallington 4.3 24
Morley’s Wallington 312 Stafford Road, Croydon 4.3 34
Sakura Sushi Delivery 51 Alton Road, Croydon 4.3 12
Fat Boy BBQ UNIT 25, 57A Croydon Road, Beddington, Croydon 4.3 N/A

Supermarkets in Waddon

Out of all the other services in Waddon, 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 Waddon.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Whole Foods Market 49 Parkway, London 4.2 771
Morrisons Chalk Farm Road, London 4 2770
Sainsbury’s Local 76-77 Chalk Farm Road, London 2.8 71
Sainsbury’s 17-21 Camden Road, London 4.1 4445
Lidl 217-223 Kentish Town Road, London 4.1 1261
Prince Of Wales Supermarket 19 Prince of Wales Road, London 3 6
Earth Natural Foods 200-202 Kentish Town Road, London 4.6 185
Oseyo Camden 158 Camden High Street, London 4.4 411
Tesco Express 44-46 England’s Lane, Belsize Park, London 2.5 93
Tesco Express 199-203, Kentish Town Road, London 3.4 103
Amazon Fresh 86 Chalk Farm Road, London 4.2 282
Marmara Supermarket 7 Malden Road, London 3.8 28
Frank’s 70 Queens Crescent, London 4.6 9
The Green Off-Licence 145A Queens Crescent, London 5 6
Getsell24 17 Princess Road, London 1 1
dymenshop 17 Princess Road, London N/A N/A
Tesco Express 4-8 Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm, London N/A N/A
Phoenicia Mediterranean Food Hall 186, 192 Kentish Town Road, London 4.6 397
Kentish Town Supermarket 167-169 Kentish Town Road, London 3.4 14
Farmer’s Supermarket 175 Kentish Town Road, London 4.6 65

Is the local life vibrant in Waddon

Waddon is vibrant with life, activities and to find out what to do in your area we recommend you to have a look at websites like Timeout. Timeout updates on a weekly basis things to do in Waddon. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Waddon. Also having a clear view of what is available in Waddon and where is a great way to project yourself within this new area. This is why we created the following map where we gathered all the information you will find in this article.

Other nearby areas

Whenever you’re not sure about if you want to move into an area for sure, making sure that you have considered your other options is important to confirm a decision or perhaps sway you in another direction. Find some other nearby regions to help you make a decision about Waddon.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
South Croydon See the guide here
South Beddington See the guide here
Wallington See the guide here
Carshalton See the guide here
Beddington See the guide here
Hackbridge See the guide here
Croydon See the guide here
South Croydon See the guide here
South Beddington See the guide here
Wallington See the guide here
Carshalton See the guide here
Beddington See the guide here
Hackbridge See the guide here
Croydon See the guide here

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