Neighbourhood Walks and Heritage Walks

South Norwood Heritage Walk

South Norwood has a rich history, but the town we see today dates mostly from the 1800s and early 1900s. Local industry boomed after the Croydon Canal opened in 1809, and the town centre expanded after the opening of the new railway station in 1839.

The Victorian and Edwardian eras were a defining time for South Norwood, due to the ingenuity of its inventors. In addition, the area’s special architectural and historic interest is recognised by being a conservation area.

About the walk

This walk uncovers South Norwood’s innovative past, exploring its historic streets and spaces, and highlighting its greatest inventions.

Distance: 2.5km (1.5 miles)

Time: 45 minutes

The walk includes some steps, but they can be avoided.

South Norwood heritage walk guides

South Norwood heritage walk guide and map (PDF, 1.5MB)

South Norwood heritage walk guide and map, print-and-fold version (PDF, 1.9MB)