Open House Festival

Addington Village to Upper Shirley


St. Mary's Church, Addington Village Road, Croydon, CR0 5AU

Stroll from Addington Village to Upper Shirley to hear about ancient roads, buildings of former local trades, the medieval St. Mary's Church, Addington Palace, post-war urban planning and a nursing home updated for the 21st century.

Getting there



Additional travel info

Nearest tram stop: Addington Village or Gravel Hill


Accessibility notes

Some uphill walking/ potentially some unpaved areas. Tour crosses some busy roads and comfortable footwear is advised.



See a fascinating mix of architecture from a Medieval church- burial site of five Archbishops of Canterbury- traditional village trades passing the Old Forge, the 18th century Addington Palace and an arresting view contrasting with the 1960s tower blocks in the distance, visible in nearby New Addington.

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