The London Borough of Croydon is a metropolitan town within the Greater London area. Often overlooked but it is a bustling city in its own right, although it hasn’t officially been granted city status yet. Many well-known names attended the BRIT school here, such as Adele, Amy Winehouse, Jessie J and Tom Holland to just name a few.
With a population of 381,000 people and a mixture of family homes and complexes of apartments with bay windows that look in on family living rooms and standard windows that are a staple part of these structures making up the area. So, of course, is a need for privacy from nosey on-lookers. On top of this, there are constantly new homes and apartments being built up so with this there’s a need for help with light and how it’s accessed while adding some beautiful wooden shutters to get your neighbours a little jealous. We are constantly on the search to help people make their house that little bit more their own with the addition of our interior window shutters.
On top of this, it’s an area in constant development, attracting new businesses every day to take up a spot and get to work. The borough is packed with some of the best up and coming schools in the entire city and marking the start of Kent County, it’s popular for its’ access to boundless country air. Something many Londoners forget actually exists. Since the area started to bloom with families, so has the amount going on in the area for families to get involved with. Such as locally created get-togethers as well as a plethora of restaurants, gig venues and cinemas to see your latest favourite acts perform or heroes fight to save the day.
There are a large number of landmarks in Croydon such as England’s first International airport opened in Croydon in 1920 but was then closed in 1959 due to the expansion of Heathrow and Gatwick. It has since been turned into a tourist attraction with a museum showcasing the history of the airport as well as a hotel. Other landmarks include Wandle Park, the Museum of Croydon where you can see The Art of Dr Seuss and the Whatever the Weather gallery and South Norwood Lake and grounds.
By the time of the Norman invasion, Croydon had a church, a mill and about 365 residents. Throughout the years, Croydon prospered as a market town producing charcoal, tanned leather and brew. With the introduction of the London-Brighton Rail in the 19th century resulted in Croydon becoming the largest town in Surrey. In 1965 Croydon officially became the London Borough of London with the Greater London area and has been turned down from city status four times in the past but will hopefully be granted it one day. A lot of well-known people have passed through Croydon either living here or attending a school such as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who lived in Croydon for three years in early 1890. Also, attendees of the BRIT school were Adele, Leona Lewis, Kate Nash and Amy Winehouse just to name a few.
If you look to our news page, you’ll be able to see endless examples of how we’ve helped many people throughout the Croydon area as well as far beyond the borough with their windows. For some added inspiration have a browse through our shutter styles and lifestyle gallery. You can also contact one of our friendly team today by email or call us on 020 8871 9222.
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