South Norwood is an area of south east London within the London borough of Croydon and is only 9.7 miles away from Central London, making it an ideal place to live for those city lovers and workers.
There are various primary schools in the area including Heavers Farm Primary School, Priory Special School and South Norwood Primary School, giving you plenty of options to choose a school that best suits your child’s needs. Furthermore there are two secondary schools within the area, making commuting to school for your teens that little bit easier.
South Norwood has its own train station Norwood Junction, which is situated in its centre, making it easily accessible to all of the community. Southern and London overground trains run to London Bridge and Dalston Junction with fast trains taking only 10 minutes to reach central London.
The district also has its own leisure centre which includes a 25m swimming pool and a gym catering for various health and fitness activities. Furthermore, South Norwood is home to Selhurst Park where the popular Crystal Palace FC plays. There are plenty of places to go for a run or walk in one of the five parks, with South Norwood Country Park being 125 acres of beautiful walkways and wildlife. You could also take a visit to the South Norwood Lake which is a park holding the largest lake in the area which is used by Croydon Sailing Clubs.
There are various eateries on offer, ranging from authentic Thai food at the Mantanah Thai Cuisine restaurant to organic homemade pastries and cakes at Yeha Noha which also holds live music at the weekends. The area also offers useful supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda to do your weekly shop.
Living in South Norwood has various benefits, from its schooling, eateries and of course its close proximity to the bustling city of London.