Croydon - Geography

Geography

Neighbouring areas
Thornton Heath Selhurst Addiscombe
Beddington & Mitcham Shirley
Croydon
Waddon South Croydon Selsdon


Croydon town centre is near the centre of the borough of Croydon, to the north of the North Downs and the Pilgrims' Way path.

The town is bordered by Selhurst and South Norwood to the north, which are both part of the same borough; South Croydon to the south; Shirley due east and Beddington in the borough of Sutton to the west. The northernmost point of Croydon is at the junction of Northcote Road and Whitehorse Road, where there are a community centre and a few shops, overlapping with Selhurst and Broad Green. The outward postcode area that covers most of Croydon is CR0, part of the CR postcode area.

The borough has several neighbourhoods, including Fairfield, Broad Green, West Croydon and South Croydon.

The town is split in the middle with a rough line from west to east along Wellesley Road on the A212 road. This type of urban planning has been discouraged recently by the London Plan and there have been a number of proposals to ease the relation between East Croydon station and the town centre of Croydon. Croydon Vision 2020 aims to solve that problem and make the road easier for pedestrians to cross by creating a centre island pathway.


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