Croydon is an important metropolitan city, which became a part of Greater London in 1965. Selhurst and South Norwood in the North and South Croydon in the South border it. The city is well known for its varied art and culture heritage, which makes it a popular tourist destination. There are many hotels in Croydon to choose from which vary from 2 to 5 Stars to suit your budget.
Croydon hotels are truly leisure destinations as they are located all over the city within easy reach of all the major attractions. The easy commute to and from London gives visitors the option to choose between air, train or road travel for the convenient transportation links available.
The rich art and culture heritage of Croydon continues today through its Art Venues, Literature and Music. Croydon is home to many renowned authors like D.H. Lawrence, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Emile Zola and Cicely Mary Barker. Many novels and poems are set against the backdrop of Croydon such as 'Sherlock Holmes mysteries', 'Love in a Valley' etc.
One of the main art venues is the Fairfield Halls art centre and event venue inaugurated in 1962. It is home to the Ashcroft Theatre and the Arnhem Gallery and a large concert hall, which is frequently used by the BBC for its various recordings. Fairfield Halls arts centre and event venue has also hosted legendary music band The Beatles and other various artists such as BB King, Johnny Cash, Tom Jones, Dionne Warwick, Robert Cray, Status Quo, the Stylistics, Bucks Fizz, Kenny Rogers, Chuck Berry, the Monkees, Don McLean, Gladys Knight, A-HA, Level 42, John Mayall, Jools Holland, James Last, Omid Djalili, Coolio to JLS. The hall was also used as one of the venue for The Da Vinci Code directed by Tom Hanks.
The Warehouse Theatre, which opened in the year 1977, is well known for promoting comedy, new writing and youth theatre encouraging many visitors to go and try out their talents. Another attraction is the Croydon Clock tower which was built in the 90's which became famous after its "Picasso's Croydon Period" exhibition. There are many local venues for events located across Croydon and its various districts which attract hundreds of visitors throughout the year and hotels in Croydon offer visitors many services that they will require during their visit to make sure that their stay in Croydon is one of the best experiences.