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A taxi driver's guide to East Croydon

What’s the best way to offer our customers great advice on what to do in Croydon we asked ourselves? Talk to the people who know the area best, that’s how. We’ve put together this unique East Croydon taxi driver’s guide so we can guarantee you’ll get where you want faster, more comfortably and always safe and sound. That’s just the Addison Lee way. Croydon’s a funny place. Existing as much as a town in Surrey as it is still a borough of London. To its north you’ll find the more familiar Lambeth; to its south the majestic Surrey Downs. It’s a split that’s come to shape the town in a very unique way. Both as a satellite town and as a thriving part of the capital. Interestingly, a lot of what makes Croydon so unique comes down to its train service. When East Croydon station was first built in 1841 it immediately made this part of south London a major point of access to both London and the south coast. The result was a massive fourteen-fold boost in the local population over the next eighty years. Today there are just over 340,000 people living in Croydon – a lot of whom rely on the train station to take them to work everyday. And like all growing suburbs, the town has been forced to react. Yes, there’s been a certain level of gentrification in the shape of chain bars, restaurants and shops. But there are also plenty of independent merchants still making their way in the region too. Our East Croydon taxi driver’s guide looks to explore some of those local gems to give you a better idea of where to swill, scoff and sightsee in the area. All you need now is an Addison Lee.

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