Barber Shop/Royal Touch, 181a North End
- 181a North End, CR0 1TP
The barber shop was previously at St George's Walk, but was forced to move in August/September 2018 due to redevelopment.
By July 2019 there was also signage for a hair and beauty salon called Royal Touch. It's unclear whether this is actually open regularly (or at all); when we called in to ask about it, the barber downstairs said the owner wasn't there, and gave us a business card for it but couldn't give us any information. According to the business card it seems to be run by Eunice Ogbiru.
Another hairdresser/beauty salon called Beauty Village photo opened in late September or early October 2016, but closed down again some time between January and October 2017.
A grocery shop and convenience store called Monika's European Food And Grocery photo opened some time around October 2017 but closed down again some time between February and June 2018. The premises were vacant as of August 2018.
As of October 2018 it was being refurbished to open as The Barber Shop photo, which was previously at 2 St George's Walk. This was open by early November 2018, along with a beauty salon called Croydon Therapy 4 You that was previously at 4 St George's Walk. The barbers was on the ground floor and the salon on the first floor. However, by late December 2018 there was a sign in the window stating that the first floor was available for rent, and the Croydon Therapy 4 You website had a note stating that it was "back to address [...] 22 Surrey Street".