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The Crofton Roman Villa was inhabited from about 140 - 400 AD and was the centre of a large farming estate.
The Crofton Roman Villa was inhabited from about 140 - 400 AD and was the centre of a large farming estate. The only villa open to the public in Greater London, it has the remains of 10 rooms with tiled (tessellated) floors and under-floor heating system (hypocaust), protected inside a public viewing building.
The Chislehurst Caves comprise a twenty-mile long network of dark caves and passageways hewn in chalk 30 meters deep under Chislehurst over a period of 8000 years
The Down House is well known as the place where Charles Darwin worked on his scientific theories, and wrote 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection' which was published in 1859
The Eltham Palace is one of the most notable Art Deco buildings in London which was built in 1933 by the Courtauld family of textile fame
The Addington Palace is a gorgeous 18th century Palladian mansion in Addington, that is used as a wedding venue these days
The Shirley Windmill has been restored and is the only surviving windmill in Shirley
Fairfield Halls is an arts centre with a concert hall and the Ashcroft Theatre
The Nestle Tower is the famous UK headquarters of Nestle and one of the tallest towers in England
The Croydon Clocktower is a listed Grade II building that is an arts, museum and library complex
The Museum of Croydon in the Croydon Clocktower traces the history of Croydon and includes the Riesco Gallery
Exhibitions on the gifted black composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) who lived most of his life in Croydon, are on display