Croydon is home to some of the most outstanding buildings in London, boasting a number of iconic landmarks and intriguing historical and listed properties.
The Park Hill Water Tower, overlooking Park Hill Park, is a cornerstone of Victorian architecture. Opened in the 1860s, it towers some 100 feet and is now Grade II listed by Historic England.
Surrey Street Pumping Station, another Grade II listed water tower, was built between 1851 and 1856. As part of the Old Town Masterplan, this building has been identified as key to the regeneration of Croydon’s Old Town.
Croydon Minster, visible from the Croydon Flyover, has a history dating back to medieval times courtesy of the monuments it houses from the original building.
No. 1 Croydon, an iconic tower known by an array of names including the NLA Tower, the Wedding Cake, the 50 Pence Building and the Threepenny Bit, is a 24-storey block situated opposite East Croydon Station. Famous for being featured in the opening credits of 1980s sitcom favourite Terry and June, the block, dedicated to office space, has towered some 270 feet over Croydon since its completion in 1970.
Saffron Square is a town square and high rise tower that simply cannot be missed from pretty much anywhere in Croydon, rising some 44 storeys and almost 445 feet in height. The purple and red glimmering glass forms the façade for what is currently the tallest building in the town, forming part of the Croydon Vision 2020 generation plan for the wider borough.
The Nestle Tower, also known as St George’s House, is another iconic tower block that rises some 259 feet. Like the No.1 building, this tower is a provider of office space in Croydon.