Croydon is a south London borough that is home to an estimated 381,000 people, which makes it the second most populous borough after Barnet. Covering an area of 33.6 square miles (87 square kilometres), Croydon is also known as one of London's favourite shopping destinations. However, there much more just world-class shopping.
The London Borough of Croydon was created only in 1965. But the town from which it developed and after which it was named - Croydon - dates back to at least the 11th century. It was first mentioned in 1086 in the Domesday Book which reports that it had only 365 inhabitants. This would change by the end of the Middle Ages when Croydon was a well established market town with a flourishing charcoal production as well as highly successful brewing and tanning “industries”.
The arrival of the Surrey Iron Railway in 1803 and the later railway lines had a major influence on both the town's economic and population growth in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Just like many other places in the UK, Croydon experienced a decline of the traditional industries after the mid-20th century as well. But at the same time, there has been a rapid growth of the service sector which continues to dominate the borough's economy to this day.
Thanks to its excellent transport links, Croydon is today an important distribution centre. The growth of the retail industry, on the other hand, was given a major boost with the opening of the Whitgift Centre in the late 1960s. The largest shopping centre in the UK capital for nearly four decades was meanwhile joined by many retail developments, both small and large ones such as the Centrale. Despite that, the Whitgift Centre remains one of the borough's most popular shopping destinations.
In addition to shopping centres and distribution companies, Croydon has also a strong financial sector including insurance and law firms, many of which have their seat in the vast borough's office complexes. Other major service industries in the borough include IT, education, public administration, health and hospitality (hotels and restaurants).
Croydon is the seat of the Croydon College and its three sub-colleges (Croydon Skills and Enterprise College, Croydon Sixth Form College, and Croydon Higher Education College) which have about 13,000 students. The borough is also home to five renowned fee-paying schools, while three of them are operated by the Whitgift Foundation: Trinity School, Whitgift School, and Old Palace School. However, Croydon is probably best known as the home of the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology which was attended by many world-famous artists including Amy Winehouse, Adele, Kate Nash, Jessie J, The Feeling and Leona Lewis, to name only a few.
The North End street and major shopping centres such as the Whitgift Centre and Centrale are without a doubt the main borough's attractions. But as mentioned above, Croydon isn't just about shopping. On the contrary, there is plenty to see and do for all ages and interests. Some of the most famous landmarks and popular attractions include the Fairfield Halls, Croydon Clocktower, Croydon Minster, Museum of Croydon and Shirley Windmill, to mention just the highlights.
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