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Croydon is a large town in south London, England. The principal settlement in the London Borough of Croydon, it is one of the largest commercial districts outside Central London with a population of173,314.
By the early 20th century, Croydon was an important industrial area, known for car manufacture, metal working and Croydon Airport. In the mid-20th century these sectors were replaced by retailing and the service economy, brought about by massive redevelopment which saw the rise of office blocks and the Whitgift Centre, the largest shopping centre in London until 2008.
Today, Croydon is a centre ofservice and retail sectors, distribution, finance, legal and insurance.The town has many tall buildings, and is considered to be Greater London’s third main central business district.
Many cultural institutions such as Fairfield Halls, which consists of a large concert hall frequently used for BBC recordings, the Ashcroft Theatre and the Arnhem Gallery, Warehouse Theatre, Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation and The Spread Eagle Theatre are based in the city and have a well-known reputation throughout the United Kingdom.
Croydon Self-Storage: At A Glance
With such a large population living in Croydon, moving in and out, there are numerous self-storages available. Choosing the one that suits your needs should not be a problem. Town and its surrounding host over ten self-storages different in size with one of them located just near town centre. You can use storages for differently sized items: from books and clothes that overcrowd your home, to robust pieces of furniture that need to be laid aside while moving, as well as for short and long term storing of goods.
Does Croydon student population affect self-storage prices?
The town is home to Croydon College, Croydon Sixth Form College, Croydon Skills and Enterprise College and the Croydon Higher Education College.
Every year, students move in and out of dorm rooms. However, student budget is limited, and it often doesn’t allow moving furniture, books and other belongings all the way back home. Keeping things in local self-storage is more convenient, and many students as well as owners of self-storages know that. That is why in many places with large student population some storage facilities offer discounts specifically for students to help them afford a storage unit.
Things to see in Croydon
Croydon has a lot of things to offer to visitors and residents: from cultural sites to parks, gardens and places to have fun. Here are just a few places we recommend: Saffron Square, No. 1 Croydon, Church of Saint Michael and All Angels, Surrey Street Pumping Station and Croydon Town Hall. We are sure you will discover many other interesting places, while walking down amazing streets of Croydon.