Tag Archives: The Royal Standard

Giffgaff uses Croydon as setting for their Blade Runner-style ad

Mobile phone provider Giffgaff’s latest television ad campaign, launched last Friday, portrays Croydon as a dystopian hell hole populated by louts and beset by antisocial conduct in rubbish-strewn, semi-derelict streets. The campaign – called Ode to Bad – seeks to … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Art, Business, Environment, Nestle Tower, Pubs, Surrey Street | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fuller’s close their doors at The Spreadeagle for a quick change

The Spreadeagle, one of the town centre’s biggest and busiest pubs, closed its doors as a Fuller’s-run establishment for the final time last night. The pub, in a prime location on Katharine Street next to the Town Hall and Central … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Pubs | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Standard performances help choir emerge from lockdown

The rule of six can be a limiting factor, and performances in the open air are the only kind allowed at present, but a couple of Croydon’s best-established choirs are doing their best to resume performances as coronavirus restrictions are … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Male Voice Choir, Croydon Philharmonic Choir, Music, Pubs | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Businesses adapt and change to cope with covid rules

Businesses, retailers, pubs, bars and restaurants across Croydon are preparing to emerge from their covid-imposed “slumber” of the past four months – in some cases longer – as coronavirus restrictions are eased from Monday, April 12. But many are having … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Ludoquist, Pubs, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment