A horrific notion indeed. Between the horrors of 1960s concrete architecture that means that the skyline looks like nothing but fear and loathing reside the worst thing: the locals.
While not getting confused between their football allegiances (Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Real Madrid or Barcelona), they make sure that they always holler odd sounding noises akin to "Euuuurgh!!!" assuming that it's an insult - although always just out of earshot, and only when there's about twenty of them to your one. If, of course, they are not this intelligent, they will just take a swing at you - and for the same reason: individuality. Yes, like the Iron Age, thos ethat do not look like they are in for a bit of a kicking - although at least back then, fire was not such a complex connundrum (barring the Marlbro Light they stub out in your face, naturally).
Any new store that opens soon becomes Croydonised - a complete waste of time as the service is anything but a service, and you realise Central London is only 15 minutes by train. Unless, of course, you want to use the landmark of the area - the Ikea on Purley Way.
if there was a new Ring of Hell, it would be Croydon. And I'm not making this up - I live in the fucking place...
Print a copy of the review from craptowns.com, and tick the things off while walking down the High Street...
in the ghetto streets of SE london, some say it is a shit hole, thats understandable as it is realy, however can provide entertainment if you have nothing better to do. i however do.
croydon is ghetto, if you tell people from there it is a shit hole it is likely you will get stabbed, so good luck wankers
What a wonderful place. Why?
- It's an easy commute to London by train - Victoria in under 20 min, London Bridge in under 15 min. Plenty of other London stations especially in the City, and in double-quick time. Better than the tube.
- Beautiful houses with gardens are in plentiful supply and are cheaper than anywhere else in London. Fact.
- Westfield thinks it's so fab that they are spending millions upon millions of cash to update the town centre. Westfield know their shizzle.
Most people who do not know the delights of Croydon speak ill of it. This is because they have heard other people slag it off and they think they must repeat what they hear. That's fine. We don't want their kind in Croytopia. Don't tell them how brilliant it is or they'll all want to move there.
If lands end is the left buttock, and margate is the right buttock, that would make Croydon the arsehole of Britain
Croydon, only visit it if you have to.
A borough of London, south of the river.
It is known for it's chavs, and Ikea store. It's home to Nestle and Allders.
The town is also where all of the immigrants come in, as it has the Home Office.
The town's shite, full of drunken's and teeny-bopper wanna be chavs. Very well interbred, and split between the races; ie West Croydon = Asians and Blacks, New Addington
= White Estate Chavs
, Shirley and Sanderstead = posh white middle class people - as far away from public transport as possible... And Addiscombe, South Norwood, Purley etc = mixed racial areas.
If you want to see chavs - go to Tollgate Estate in Addiscombe/Elmers End. Or, otherwise, visit any MacDonalds in Central Croydon.
The town's known for the rebellious Kate Moss and Naomi Cambell. You'll often see wanna be A-list Vanessa off of Big Brother.
The town has a very high rate of vandalism, GBH and sexual assults. Recent news coverage about the murder of Sally-Anne Bowman. East Croydon Station is also the most dangerous station in London.
The accent is bad. Very bad. Although Croydon has some good schools, eg Whitgift, John Fisher, Coloma, Royal Russel... These are a minority. Often you'll be physically abused by school kids from schools such as Haling Manor, Shirley High, Ashburton, Thomas Moore etc etc.
Basically, don't move here. Don't visit Croydon. It's a shit h...
20mins to Central London. That isn't too bad, surely? A quick escape is always nearby.
Indeed the town is full of chavs, rudeys, pikeys, BUT, and I stress on the BUT, there are, real, actual, sane, NORMAL people.
Normal people?!?! NO WAY! That can't be! I hear you say. But it is true. Just hard to find. But yes, they do actually exist.
However, the library. As huge as it is. They really do hire the worst people ever. Also it is always full of Asians that think they own the place. ITS A LIBRARY NOT YOUR HOUSE! But what can we do? They seem to treat it as if its their hang out. Oh well.
Once again, NORMAL PEOPLE DO EXIST IN CROYDON.
Brilliant situation in the central croydon library, the security guard tells people to "shut up" when they aren't making noises. Psychotic? No wayy!