London Borough of Croydon


During 2017, as part of the ongoing regeneration in Croydon, we asked local organisations to get involved and submit their creative ideas for refreshing the borough’s night-time economy.

Over 35 proposals were submitted from which five unique ideas were shortlisted to the next stage of the competition which included a call out for people to complete a short survey and give their views on the finalists.

The ideas alongside the public feedback were reviewed by a judging panel who announced the winner, Ludoquist Board Games Café, who since entering the competition, have managed to successfully launch their idea by opening their café on Croydon High Street.

The venue has over 1,000 board games to suit every taste and age group, whether it’s those who want to re-live their childhood with games like Ker-Plunk, or gaming hobbyists looking for a lesser known board games to play.

Guests pay £3 per person for a games session which can last all day. The café also has a menu of yummy food and drink to keep gamers fed and watered during their visit.

To recognise their success, the council will be supporting Ludoquist with their celebration launch event.

Read our press release to see what the owners, Nick and Carrie Smith, had to say about winning the competition.