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Purley Way in England (region) is a town located in United Kingdom - about 10 mi (or 16 km) South of London, the country's capital town.

Time in Purley Way is now 08:25 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Europe / London" with an UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent cities might be interesting for you: London Borough of Wandsworth, Wallington, Thornton Heath, London Borough of Sutton, Reading or Paris. Since you are here already, consider visiting West Norwood, West Dulwich, Upper Norwood, South Norwood, Norbury and Purley Way. There are 5 airports in the area of Purley Way. The nearest airport we have records of is Redhill Aerodrome Airport (IATA: KRH) with a distance of 10 mi (or 16.5 km) South of the city centre of Purley Way.

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Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 7°C / 44 °F

Morning Temperature 4°C / 40 °F
Evening Temperature 4°C / 40 °F
Night Temperature 4°C / 39 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 100%
Air Pressure 1002.9 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 12% of sky
General Conditions Light rain
Light rain

Saturday, February 13th 2016

Light rain Day: 4°C (39 °F)
Night: 1°C (34 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, overcast clouds.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Light rain Day: 5°C (40 °F)
Night: 2°C (35 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, overcast clouds.

Monday, February 15th 2016

Sky is clear Day: 5°C (42 °F)
Night: -1°C (31 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Map of local sightseeing hints

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Colonnades Leisure Park

Located at 51.36, -0.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Colonnades Leisure Park (also known as Croydon Colonnades) is an out-of-town leisure park located in the Purley Way retail and industrial district of the London Borough of Croydon, South London which opened in the late 1990s. The retail park was built on the former site of the Croydon Water Palace, an indoor water park complex that opened in 1990, but had to close due to financial difficulties. The Colonnades faces tough competition with Valley Park Retail Area, the main commercial area on Purley Way and is less busy due to the lack of an anchor tenant (Valley Park has IKEA and Purley Way Retail Park has Sainsbury's). Although it is centering itself as more of an entertainment complex than shopping area. The retail park is the southern most on the A23 Purley Way road and is close to Purley town centre. The site of Croydon Airport is opposite the site of the retail Park. Most of the outlets in the park are entertainment oriented, such as City Limits an indoor entertainment centre with a restaurant, sports bar, arcade and bowling facilities. Other tenants include Gipsy Moth family pub and restaurant, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Premier Inn, a Kidspace indoor adventure playground, and Green's health and fitness centre. A new food court has recently been opened with an indoor seating area. The restaurants in the food court include Subway, BBQ Xpress, China Wok and Karahi Cuisine. T.G.I. Friday's has a restaurant located across the road from the retail area, as well as a Hilton Hotel. The complex itself sits alongside the Purley Way Playing Fields. The City Limits complex consisting of a Bowling Alley, Laser Quest, and Gymboree has recently closed following the termination of their lease by owner Punch Taverns. Future prospects include the addition of a new concept for the UK, a drive through Costa Coffee outlet.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Leisure in Croydon
  • Retail parks in the United Kingdom

Croydon Water Palace

Located at 51.36, -0.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Croydon Water Palace was an indoor water park complex that opened in 1990 on Purley Way in Waddon in the London Borough of Croydon, opposite Croydon Airport. It was part of the Purley Way retail development drive that occurred in the early 1990s, which also saw the creation of the Valley Park Retail Area. The Water Palace experienced continuous financial difficulties and finally closed in 1996. The Palace itself was renowned for poor health and safety, and several accidents were publicised in the local press. However this was not the main reason for the closing of the park. It featured water slides, a large jacuzzi area and a wave pool using an artificial wave making machine. There was also an on-site cafe. The Water Palace was replaced with The Colonnades leisure park in the late 1990s, featuring City Limits; an entertainment centre, with a restaurant, bar, arcade and bowling facilities.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Former buildings and structures of Croydon
  • Leisure in Croydon
  • Sport in Croydon
  • Swimming venues in London

Croydon Minster

Located at 51.36, -0.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Croydon Minster homepage

Croydon Minster is the parish and civic church of the London Borough of Croydon. There are currently more than 35 churches in the borough, with Croydon Minster being the most prominent.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Anglican Diocese of Southwark
  • Church of England churches in London
  • Churches in Croydon
  • Grade I listed buildings in London
  • History of Croydon
  • Religious buildings completed in 1870

Valley Park Retail Area

Located at 51.36, -0.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Valley Park Retail and Leisure Complex is a retail park in the Purley Way retail and industrial area of the London Borough of Croydon. Valley Park was opened in 1992 on the site of the former Croydon power stations, the first of which was built in the late nineteenth century. Croydon B power station was closed in 1984 and the majority of the site cleared in 1991. However the local council ordered the station's landmark chimneys be retained, which almost put IKEA off the site, but a compromise was made that IKEA could paint the top skirt of the tower in their colours (blue and yellow).

This attraction is classified as:

  • Leisure in Croydon
  • Retail parks in the United Kingdom
  • Shopping in Croydon

Croydon Flyover

Located at 51.36, -0.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Croydon Flyover is a flyover located in Croydon, London, England. It is part of the A232 road which connects Orpington with Ewell. The flyover connects Park Lane and the Croydon Underpass, on the A212 road with Duppas Hill Road. It crosses over the A236, Old Town and Southbridge Road and the A212, Lower Coombe Street. The bypass also goes over Croydon High Street close to the Croydon Clocktower. The flyover was constructed as part of a ring road scheme conceived in the Croydon Plan of 1951 that has never been completed. Landmarks passed on the flyover include the Fairfield Halls, a theatre and arts centre. The Dingwall Road multi-storey car park is entered via the bypass, plus you can see the new Centrale Shopping Centre. The nearest tube station is at Morden, six miles to the north-west, although there is a direct tram connection from Croydon to the District line terminus at Wimbledon.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Buildings and structures in Croydon
  • Elevated overpasses in London
  • Streets in Croydon

Broad Green (ward)

Located at 51.36, -0.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Broad Green is a ward in the London Borough of Croydon, corresponding to the west Croydon area of London in the United Kingdom. The much smaller area known as Broad Green is divided between this ward and the neighbouring ward of Selhurst. Broad Green extends from central Croydon to the south to the border with the London Boroughs of Sutton and Merton by Mitcham Common. The ward includes part of the retail core of Croydon and the northern part of the Purley Way retail area. Broad Green ward currently forms part of the Croydon North constituency, with Malcolm Wicks as Member of Parliament. The ward returns three councillors every four years to the Croydon Council. At the Croydon Council election, 2006, Stuart Collins, Mike Selva, and Manju Shahul-Hameed were elected to the council. All of them were running as Labour Party candidates.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Wards of Croydon

Surrey Street Market

Located at 51.36, -0.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Surrey Street Market is a street market located in Surrey Street, Croydon, south London. It operates six days a week (Monday to Saturday). It sells mainly fruit & vegetables, and a range of other items.

This attraction is classified as:

  • History of Croydon
  • Retail markets in London
  • Shopping in Croydon
  • Streets in Croydon

Wandle Park

Located at 51.36, -0.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Wandle Park is the name of two separate parks in London, on the course of the River Wandle and on the Wandle Trail. The Wandle Trail passes through both parks.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 1890 establishments
  • Parks and open spaces in Croydon

1924 Imperial Airways de Havilland DH.34 crash

Located at 51.36, -0.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The 1924 Imperial Airways de Havilland DH.34 crash occurred on 24 December 1924 when de Havilland DH.34 G-EBBX of Imperial Airways crashed at Purley, Surrey, United Kingdom killing all eight people on board. The aircraft was operating a scheduled international flight from Croydon, Surrey, to Paris, France. It was the first fatal accident suffered by Imperial Airways and led to the first public inquiry into a civil aviation accident in the United Kingdom. As a result of issues brought up during the Public Inquiry, Croydon Airport was expanded, absorbing most of Beddington Aerodrome.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 1924 in England
  • Aviation accidents and incidents in 1924
  • Aviation accidents and incidents in England
  • Disasters in Surrey
  • Imperial Airways accidents and incidents
  • Transport in Croydon

House of Reeves

Located at 51.36, -0.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

House of Reeves is a family-run furniture retailer in Croydon, south London, founded in 1867. The store was one of the few buildings in Croydon to survive The Blitz during World War II. The company came to widespread public attention in August 2011, when one of its two adjacent buildings was destroyed in an arson attack during the 2011 England riots. Images of the building on fire, with firefighters unable to tackle the blaze because police could not protect them, became symbolic of the violence that spread across the country during several days of rioting and looting.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 1867 establishments in England
  • 1867 in England
  • 2011 England riots
  • History of Croydon
  • London Borough of Croydon
  • Shops in London

1947 Croydon Dakota accident

Located at 51.36, -0.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The 1947 Croydon Dakota accident occurred on the 25 January 1947 when a Spencer Airways Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Dakota) failed to get airborne from Croydon Airport, located near London, and crashed into a parked and empty CSA Douglas C-47 destroying both aircraft and killing eleven passengers and one crew member.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 1947 in the United Kingdom
  • Accidents and incidents involving the Douglas C-47 Skytrain
  • Airliner accidents and incidents caused by pilot error
  • Aviation accidents and incidents in 1947
  • Aviation accidents and incidents in England
  • Czech Airlines accidents and incidents
  • Spencer Airways accidents and incidents

Grants of Croydon

Located at 51.36, -0.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Grants of Croydon is an entertainment complex at 14-32 High Street, Croydon, London. Originally built in 1894, Grants became a Grade II listed building in 1990. In 2000 Grants was re-developed into an entertainment centre. It was bought by Scottish Widows in early 2010.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Buildings and structures in Croydon
  • Grade II listed buildings in London

Croydon power stations

Located at 51.36, -0.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Croydon power stations refers to a pair of demolished coal-fired power stations and to a gas-fired power station in the Purley Way area of Croydon, London. The coal-fired stations operated from 1896 until 1984, and the gas-fired station opened in 1999. Croydon B power station's chimneys have been retained as a local landmark.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Coal-fired power stations in England
  • Demolished power stations in the United Kingdom
  • Former power stations in London
  • London infrastructure
  • Natural gas-fired power stations in England
  • Power stations in London

1936 KLM Croydon accident

Located at 51.36, -0.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The 1936 KLM Croydon accident was the crash of a KLM airliner on 9 December 1936, shortly after taking off from the Croydon Air Port (as it was known at the time) on a scheduled flight to Amsterdam, Netherlands. The aircraft was destroyed and 15 of the 17 passengers and crew on board died as a result of the accident.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Airliner accidents and incidents caused by weather
  • Aviation accidents and incidents in 1936
  • Aviation accidents and incidents in England
  • KLM accidents and incidents

Beanos

Located at 51.36, -0.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Beanos homepage

Beanos was a second-hand record shop, once the largest in Europe, located in the South London suburb of Croydon. It was founded by David Lashmar in 1975 (a former member of the short-lived British musical group Dead Sea Fruit) and continued to expand through three increasingly larger shops ending up in an old printing works in Middle Street during the 1990s. After over thirty years of trading, Beanos faced the threat of closure in 2006, although the immediate threat was averted by concentrating the store's focus on rare vinyl records rather than Compact Discs which were being undercut by large music chains and supermarkets. However, in November 2008 Lashmar posted a notice on the website stating the store would have to close after Christmas of that year as sales had not picked up. The shop finally closed in the Autumn of 2009. In January 2010 David Lashmar reopened Beanos as STUFF marketplace. STUFF marketplace officially closed on 30 April 2010 due to too little business. Lashmar is currently looking for someone to buy the building to run as STUFF. The site is now host to Beanies, a child friendly cafe also offering play areas and workshops. In December 2010 David Lashmar and Beanos featured in the BBC television series Turn Back Time - The High Street. Lashmar appeared as a 1970s record shop owner trying to sell vinyl records to the public in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 1975 establishments in England
  • Culture in Croydon
  • Music retailers of the United Kingdom
  • Retail companies established in 1975
  • Shopping in Croydon
  • Shops in London

More facts and things to research:

More facts related to this place you might find interesting: Roundshaw, Municipal Borough of Beddington and Wallington, Centrale (Croydon), Duppas Hill, Croydon Clocktower, Croydon Palace, Waddon Marsh tram stop, Wandle Park tram stop, A236 road, Croydon Airport, Bandon Halt railway station, Centrale tram stop, Reeves Corner tram stop and Church Street tram stop

Hotels & Hostels: Places to stay

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Hilton London Croydon****

Hilton London Croydon

Very close

Less than 1 mile away
Upper Class Hotel
Address: 101 Waddon Way, Purley Way, CR9 4HH London

Our entire staff would like to enthusiastically welcome you to the Hilton London Croydon. We have many parking spots available where you can leave you car during your trip. Delicious snacks can...

Holiday Inn Express London Croydon**

Holiday Inn Express London Croydon

Very close

Less than 1 mile away
Standard Hotel
Address: 1 Priddys Yard, Off Frith Road, CR0 1TS London

In the name of our entire team, we welcome you warmly to the Holiday Inn Express London Croydon. The InterContinental Hotels Group family welcomes you to the Holiday Inn Express London Croydon! There...

Coulsdon Manor & Golf Club****

Coulsdon Manor & Golf Club

Very close

< 3 mi.
Upper Class Hotel
Address: Coulsdon Court Road, CR5 2LL London

Business hours of reception:   from 07:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.   Located amidst 140 acres of landscaped parkland in Surrey, just 15 miles away from central London, the Coulsdon Manor Hotel & G...

Holiday Inn LONDON-SUTTON***

Holiday Inn LONDON-SUTTON

< 3 mi.
Middle Class Hotel
Address: Gibson Road, SM1 2RF London

Our whole team would like to cheerfully welcome you to the Holiday Inn LONDON-SUTTON. As a member of the Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts family, the Holiday Inn LONDON-SUTTON is part of a network...

Travelodge Wimbledon Morden**

Travelodge Wimbledon Morden

< 4 mi.
Standard Hotel
Address: A24 Epsom Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5PH Morden

In the name of our whole staff, we welcome you enthusiastically to the Travelodge Wimbledon Morden. ...

Holiday Inn Express LONDON - WIMBLEDON SOUTH***

Holiday Inn Express LONDON - WIMBLEDON SOUTH

< 5 mi.
Middle Class Hotel
Address: 200 High Street, Colliers Wood, SW19 2BH London

We would like to gladly welcome you to the Holiday Inn Express London-Wimbledon-South. When you stay at a hotel that is a part of the InterContinental Hotels Group family you can be positive...

Hotel information is provided by hotel.de

Videos from the area

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HEMS LONDON`S AIR AMBULANCE 2010 in HD

published: April 25, 2010 length: 33:25 min
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author: Simone Mia Smith

It`s Friday 23rd April at apprx 15:00 HEMS London`s emergency air ambulance has landed in a disused warehouse car park on the Purley Way , Croydon The Doctors & Paramedic are on scene with

Walk in Beddington Park Jan 2014

published: January 26, 2014 length: 40:27 min
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author: m0bov

Walk in Beddington Park Jan 2014. Showing The Grange Pond and then walking back along Wandle Court towards Bridges Lane

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