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What We Love

  • 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
  • Free WiFi
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A handy, 1920s-fronted South London stay, that once served England's first major international airport

The Lowdown

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.

How to Get There

Hallmark Hotel London Croydon Aerodrome
680 Purley Way
London, CR9 4LT United Kingdom


3.5 Average 942 Reviews
Great Hotel

As stated by many, my room is quite hot but when I arrived 4 days ago a fan was left running when I opened the door with the windows opened as far as possible, about 6” so quite acceptable & very quiet.
I work mainly nights & put a do not disturb sign on my door but you’re not forgotten, the cleaners put a note under my door every day asking if I need anything & I also had a call from reception checking if I was ok, Great!
Breakfast is very good quality & hot, topped up regularly whatever time you decide to eat.
Restaurant food excellent quality & excellent service, very friendly place.
No problem parking despite all the Open Reach Vans & with a local McDonald’s & Costa just across the road.
I would rate it 5 stars if rooms had air con.
What more could you want ????
I’ll certainly be back!


I’ve stayed in many hotels up and down the UK and this hotel is one of the best because of the staff but mainly due to Sophia. She’s been so welcoming and comforting during my stay. She even remembered my name lol. I recommend this hotel for anyone staying in the hotel and not the Hilton across the road. (She deserves a raise in my opinion lol)

Wale Kofoworola

excellent hotel and staff but there has been an unwelcome change by management

We were dismayed after staying here in May to find parking charges had been introduced at £5 per night for residents, even those who booked direct.
Another con for the motorist! We can understand charging for party / conference guests but your resident guests ??????