London Road Online Treasure Trail

On your marks, get set, go! On this online trail, discover some of the hidden gems, histories and day to day stories nestled amongst the buildings and signage lining the street.

Use the activity London Road Treasure Trail activity guide as a template to make your own treasure trail. If you have a printer at home, you can print out this map and fill it in. Tune in to our London Road Audio Tour and complete the activity guide while you listen. Follow along on Google Street View, using the links below, or make the journey in your mind’s eye. Tell us what you know and love about London Road, and what changes – big or small – you would like to see along your high street.

Once complete, take photos of your work and send them to us at:, or share it with us on Instagram @turfprojects #londonroad.

Let’s get started…


There are two ways to follow the London Road Audio Tour on Google Street View. You can use the numbered links below to jump along to the next stopping point, or you can navigate yourself up the road from the starting point using the arrows that appear on the ground in Google Street View.

Did you know that you can use Google Street View to time travel? Once on Google Street View, you should be able to see a clock-like icon circled by arrows pointing anti-clockwise, in the top left corner of your browser window. If you click here you can navigate through time and see London Road as documented in previous years.

1. Introduction

2. West Croydon Station

3. Gina

4. Savemore Spicy Foods and the Turkish Food Centre (TFC)

5. Zodiac Court

6. Royal Mansions

7. Gary Court and Broad Green Tavern

8. Haji & Sons

9. The Broad Green bell and the Half Moon

10. West Croydon Congregational Church and the Phillips building

11. Croydon University Hospital, Croydon Mosque, and the Ibis Styles hotel

12. Thornton Heath Pond

13. Day Lewis pharmacy

14. Norbury Library

15. Norbury Brook

Click the image below for the activity guide: