is a large town, located to the south of London.
The town is approximately 9.5 miles from Charing Cross,
with a population of over 350,000.
grew up around Croydon
Airport, which stimulate
economic growth in the area. The airport was closed in 1959 due to the lack of
space for expansion and has now been constructed into a tourist attraction
of Croydon’s biggest attractions today is the shopping. The town centre is
filled with a range of the most popular retail stores and a mall; The Whitgift
centre, which includes high street stores such as HMV, River Island
and a number of premium brands. Croydon
however is not usually thought of as a ‘modern invention’ as it was a featured
as a domesday village which includes its thousands years of history. Other
popular attractions in Croydon include the theatre, cinema and night time
is home to plenty of famous residents. With arguably the most famous being Kate
Moss, model. Who was born and spent many of her early years in the large town.
Other past residents include Dave Prowse who played Darth Vader in Star wars
and author D.H. Lawrence.