Croydon - nightlife, accommodation, things to do and general chat

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by strung out, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    I know the non-league scene well in the area and Croydon Athletic are probably the better bet, you certainly don't want to go to Croydon FC and Whyteleafe, while pleasant enough, is a few miles down the road.

    I suppose you could think about a tram ride to Carshalton or Tooting and Mitcham, or even AFC Wimbledon. Sutton isn't far away, etc, etc, etc. Locally, the above is the better option, especially as they have a very decent clubhouse and a community.
     
  2. ernestolynch

    ernestolynch Banned Banned

    Depends whether you are a glory boy who will thumb his nose at non-league or not. Croydon has two teams, Croydon FC play at the Arena in South Norwood, in the Combined Counties (Step 9). Croydon Athletic are top of the Ryman Div One South, same as Dulwich Hamlet, I went there last week and they have a very nice little ground and clubhouse. They are between TH Pond and the cemetery.
    There are lots of other grass roots clubs where you would enjoy SUPPORTING as well: Carshalton, Sutton, Bromley, Cray, Kingstonian, AFC Wimbledon, Dulwich...
     
  3. ernestolynch

    ernestolynch Banned Banned

    Forgot Tooting&Mitcham, nice ground and lots of nearby pubs. Heh heh, in Mitcham - only the brave!
     
  4. strung out

    strung out (",)

    yeah, when i do move to the area (whether it's croydon or somewhere more central) i definitely won't be looking to support a league club. i'd still go to rovers wherever possible, but can't be arsed with the shit that comes with league football at a different club. whyteleafe looks nice and i've got a few other rovers exile friends who follow afc wimbledon. i'd probably try out a few different places before i found one i liked.
     
  5. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Doesn't it for everyone in London unless you are already on route?
     
  6. ernestolynch

    ernestolynch Banned Banned

    Non-league is a fucking breath of fresh air. May lock horns with you next season depending on who you end up supporting.
     
  7. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I might have said the same before I spent some time there. I have lived in and around Brixton but I would rather be where I am now. I am in a nice street in a nice house though.

    If you come straight off the train or road and head to an office or the town centre it's not going to give you a very good impression of what's really on offer. There is a great community spirt round my way and zero towering blocks of offices or flats.
     
  8. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Yes I think this is what i was trying to say.
     
  9. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Then you have only seen some of the worst of croydon. I had to go to the home office with my wife before we moved here and that might well have been what put me off moving here for so long. Still, it worked out ok for me in the end. I got a far cheaper house than I would anywhere else and I am happier with it more so than any other house I have ever lived in in london. I am more of a family man than I was when I was younger though (when I didn't have a family).
     
  10. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    It's far less than 20 minutes to victoria.

    Dubstep sucks.

    It might be better to say it was the home Arthur Conan Doyle.
    Sir Philip Green and Martin Clunes could probably afford to live somewhere else if they wanted to.
     
  11. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Croydon?! That's sawth of da river guv.

    I don't do sawth of da river.

    /Anon taxi driver
     
  12. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    The massive massive massive cue of black cabs that run for about a mile down the road from East Croydon station at rush hour says different.
     
  13. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    What's wrong with me? I can't stop.
     
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  14. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It's also where Peep Show was set. Make of that what you will.
     
  15. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

    :D
     
  16. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    You fucking loves it! Those taxi drivers are a nuisance. Bunch of nutters, think they own the road.
     
  17. strung out

    strung out (",)

    living somewhere that has a tram appeals
     
  18. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baŠĻČned: All

    what the hell accent is that supposed to be? :confused::)
     
  19. southside

    southside Banned

    Geordie?
     
  20. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Tram doesn't really go anywhere useful. Unless you live in new addington and want to go to ikea! Needs extending imo
     
  21. Leafster

    Leafster From the FRow

    I use it to go to Wimbledon. :)
     
  22. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    It's taxi accent that has evolved over the decades (bit like the street Lang in Blade Runner).

    It's a mix of Cockney, Indian and African.
     
  23. southside

    southside Banned

    The tram also goes to Wombledon.
     
  24. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    re the earlier comment about it all being 'chain pubs'

    have to disagree with that, on the main drag in Croydon yes it is all chain pubs but step away from that a street or two and Croydon is very well served with decent pubs etc.

    when i lived in Addiscombe we had 3 in short walking distance. The Glamorgan (decent food), the Builders Arms (nice fullers pub) and the musical randomness of the Oval Tavern http://ovaltavern.co.uk/default.aspx

    thats just one small area of Croydon.

    i don't think i ever went out in the high street tbh. local pubs or over to South Croydon for the myriad of decent eateries.
     
  25. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Re the train line. I've caught the Vic to East Croydon train (and back) too many times. It get very busy and cramped on occasions.

    But there are plenty of trains.
     
  26. strung out

    strung out (",)

    do/did any of you lot ever go to the black sheep bar? i seem to get dragged there far too often...
     
  27. tarannau

    tarannau Mongolian eyed

    Yer what?

    I think it's probably better to suggest that you have cloth ears, no talent for accents or comedy instead. All things considered like
     
  28. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    about 15 years ago, yeah

    it never changes
    :D
     
  29. tarannau

    tarannau Mongolian eyed

    The black sheep is about the only thing folks keep wittering on about in Croydon ime.

    It's a bit dull, or am I missing anything?
     
  30. strung out

    strung out (",)

    my gf's brother is bar manager there. apparently it's 'the only good place to go out in croydon'
     

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