Secret London: Croydon
Little Known Facts about Croydon
East Croydon Station is the busiest in London outside Travel Card Zone 1.
Top speed for Tramlink is 80 km/h (50mph). Tramlink onboard announcements in a male voice are made by BBC news reader (and tram enthusiast) Nicholas Owen.
The first Sainsburys self-service shop in the country was opened in Croydon.
The important black composer, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) lived most of his life in Croydon.
Rare artefacts from the local football club, Crystal Palace, are amongst the exhibits at the Museum of Croydon.