A handy, 1920s South London stay that once served England's first major international airportKicking off your shoes and cracking open the welcome bottle of wine in your room
The hotel's grand, black and white pillared façade harks back to a glamorous bygone era
The handy location, near major transport links to central London and Gatwick Airport
Adding daily dinner onto your stay and admiring the brasserie's gorgeous period windows
What To Know
The hotel is on a busy road which has car traffic 24/7; request a room at the back of the hotel if you're a light sleeper
The closest tube station is East Croydon
A handy, 1920s-fronted South London stay, that once served England's first major international airport
Once serving Croydon Airport - the first international hub in the country - Hallmark Hotel London Croydon Aerodrome is celebrating almost a hundred of years of hospitality. The airport was used by pioneering aviators like Charles Lindbergh and Amy Johnson, with Winston Churchill even taking flying lessons here.
The planes may be long gone, but today the hotel offers easy access to many attractions. These include superb shopping centres, world-renowned sporting venues, Gatwick Airport and a legendary concert hall. A quick 15 minutes' drive away, East Croydon station can whizz you into central London or send you off to England’s south coast in a jiffy.
The hotel itself boasts a white, Art Deco pillared façade, which gives way to contemporary styled interiors. At the heart of proceedings on the ground floor, you’ll find a dark wood bar and high-ceilinged brasserie-style restaurant, complete with grand arched windows.
Guest rooms are spacious, cosy and welcoming with all the usual amenities. An added bonus is the special rate available for Hallmark guests at a renowned private health club just down the road, which has a heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna and gym.