Croydon, a large town in Cambridgeshire has several arts venues such as the Fairfield Halls, the Ashcroft Theatre and the Arnhem Gallery. From the Beatles through Bucks Fizz, Omid Djalili, to Coolio everyone has performed at the Fairfield Theater. In fact this theatre has links to Hollywood as well. The main concert hall that was used in the conference scene in the Tom Hanks film “The Da Vinci Code” is that of the Fairfield Theatre. The Warehouse Theatre, Croydon Clock tower are other popular areas of visit.
This place has literary significance as well such as this place is the setting of two poems by British Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman, "Croydon" and "Love in a Valley". The airport which is now defunct is also used in various novel settings such as “The 12.30 from Croydon” and “Death in the Clouds”, as well as in some Sherlock Holmes mysteries. The composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor lived here.
For nearly 30 years this town has been home to Europe's largest second-hand record store, Beano’s that was well known and sought after for its collection of rare vinyl, CDs and books.
Airlines, trains, tram links as well as buses are available that connect this place with the other areas in England.