New in Croydon: Middle Eastern Restaurant, Big Spoon Chinese takeaway, Home Living, and Rise Gallery

23 Oct 2014


34–36 North End, previously occupied by Dorothy Perkins and Burton, is now a furniture and homewares shop called Home Living.

A new Chinese/Japanese takeaway called Big Spoon has opened at 92 High Street (next to where Tacolisa used to be).

A restaurant with the informative name of Middle Eastern Restaurant has opened at 55 London Road.

A jewellery and accessories shop called Jewellery World opened at 1 Derby Road, though it may have closed again; it’s not really clear what’s going on.


Two branches of Santander have closed: the one at 73 North End and the one at 66–68 George Street. Their other two central Croydon branches (at 128–130 North End and 46a George Street) remain open.

Portre at 30 North End has closed.

Coming soon

A new art gallery called Rise Gallery is due to open tomorrow (Friday 24 October) at 7-9 St George’s Walk. (The launch event is tonight!)

Other news

Infinitive Collections, which opened a new branch in Centrale a couple of months ago, has closed its original shop at 10 St George’s Walk — all trade is now carried on from Centrale.

Computer Repairs at 170 North End has changed hands and is now known as 071.