- Croydon's population is now estimated to be 381,000 - the second most populated borough in London.
- Croydon has 84,000 young people under the age of 15, the largest number of any other borough.
- If Croydon were a city it would be the 8th largest in the UK ahead of Wakefield and Coventry.
- Croydon is mentioned in the Doomsday book of 1068.
- St Mary's Church in Addington was established in 1040 and is burial site for eleven Archbishops of Canterbury.
- Croydon was home to John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury during the reign of Elizabeth I and James I and who founded the Whitgift School in 1596
- Croydon's Parish Church is the only Minster in Greater London.
- Battle of Britain fighter pilots started their campaign from Croydon.
- Croydon was the first area outside central London to use postcodes.
- The Royal Horticultural Society voted Coombe Wood London's best park in 2009.
- In the same year, Croydon was also voted the Royal Horticultural Society's 'Greenest large city' in the UK.
- 28 out 30 of the UK's top brands have outlets in Croydon
- Croydon has 2.5million sq feet of retail area - nearly 0.5% of the total in the UK.
- Purley Way is the 8th largest retail park in the UK
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