London Car Rental South Croydon
Car Rental – South Croydon
We offer good quality car rental services at a value price. We also offer a very convenient delivery service to anywhere inside the M25 London ring road. We can deliver the car rental of your choice right to your doorstep and also come and collect it upon request.
South Croydon Local Information
South Croydon is a locality located in the London borough of Croydon, and is situated in a valley to the south of central Croydon. South Croydon surrounds the Red Deer pub, and is basically a dormitory suburb for London and Croydon – meaning people sleep and shower at home, and go elsewhere to work and partake in recreational activities. When people speak of South Croydon, they often mean the street known as ‘South End’.
Take a drive in your car rental and see the sites of South Croydon, including the Whitgift School. The school is located on 45 acres of parkland, and was founded in 1596 by John Whitgift, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Trinity School of John Whitgift, as well as the Old Palace School, were also founded by Whitgift. The school moved to its current location in 1931, at Haling Park. Haling Park was at one time home to the Lord High Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Howard of Effingham. This was the fleet who battled the Spanish Armada.
The Old Palace School was founded in 1889, and is actually the ‘Old Palace’, or Croydon Palace, which was for 500 years the summer home of the Archbishops of Canterbury. Towards the end of the 1800s the Archbishops used Addington Palace as their summer retreat, and the ‘old palace’ was used for many other things (among them a bleaching factory!) before it was given over for educational purposes. It is now an independent girls’ school, supported by the Whitgift Foundation. Park your car rental and explore the grounds of these historic places.
Another popular attraction in South Croydon is the Swan and Sugarloaf public house. The pub actually stands on the site of an old farmhouse which was once owned by the Archbishops of Canterbury, and legend has it that the name arose when the building was decorated with the old coat of arms of the Bishops, and the Bishop’s mitre was taken to be a sugarloaf and the crook as a swan’s neck. Definitely one not to miss while touring the town in your car rental!