This May Bank Holiday near Purley and Croydon

This May Bank Holiday near Purley and Croydon

On the calmer outskirts of London, the charming suburb of Purley entices young professionals and couples looking to step onto the property ladder with the promise of a balanced lifestyle and an easy commute into central London. Offering the best of both worlds, Purley provides a peaceful retreat from the bustle of the city yet remains well-connected with excellent transport links as well as plenty to enjoy on your doorstep.  

As the May bank holiday approaches, Purley and its surrounding areas come alive with exciting activities and attractions to enjoy, all within easy reach of Fount Spring Place 

Here are our recommendations for the May bank holiday in and around Purley. 


Box Park  

For a laid-back yet buzzy bank holiday weekend, hop on a 15-minute train ride from Fount Spring Place to Box Park, Croydon. This lively pop-up mall offers a mix of trendy bars, diverse street food stalls, and various boutiques, perfect for a sunny afternoon out with friends. Sip on refreshing craft beers or artisanal cocktails in the sunshine, indulge in mouthwatering street food from tacos to pizza to gourmet burgers, and soak in the lively atmosphere. With live music adding to the ambiance, this is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the relaxed bank holiday vibes. 


Escape the city hustle and immerse yourself in a day of aquatic adventure at Divers Cove, a hidden gem less than an hour away from Purley by train. This indoor diving centre offers a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of scuba diving without leaving London. Dive into crystal-clear waters, explore sunken wrecks, and encounter fascinating marine life—all within the safety of a controlled environment. Whether you're a seasoned diver or a curious beginner, Divers Cove offers something different to do with your bank holiday weekend. After your dive, unwind with a leisurely stroll along the nearby waterfront, taking in the views and enjoying a well-deserved meal at one of the local eateries. 


For those seeking an adrenaline-fueled bank holiday adventure, CroyWall Climbing Centre offers the perfect challenge. Just a 30-minute train journey from Fount Spring Place in Purley, this state-of-the-art climbing facility boasts a variety of routes for climbers of all levels. Whether you're eager to learn the ropes or you’re an experienced climber looking for a new challenge, CroyWall has something for everyone. Scale towering walls, navigate tricky bouldering problems, and test your limits in a safe and supportive environment.  


Unleash your inner artist and get creative this bank holiday with a pottery painting session just a 15-minute train ride from Purley. This relaxing and therapeutic activity offers a chance to unwind while exploring your artistic side, whether you go alone or with a friend. Choose from a variety of pottery pieces, from mugs to plates to figurines, and let your imagination run wild with colours and designs. Take your creations home with you and you’ll be reminded of a lovely day each time you sip your coffee from your hand-painted mug. Afterward, why not head for a coffee or a bite to eat at one of the cosy cafes nearby? 


Purley and its surrounding areas offer an array of exciting activities and attractions to make the most of the May bank holiday weekend. Whether you're craving a relaxed day of sunny beers and street food or something more adventurous, there is plenty to choose from. With its excellent transport links and diverse range of attractions, Purley proves to be not just a place to live, but a place to enjoy a truly balanced lifestyle 

With the added benefit of shared ownership available in Purley, you may be able to buy your own piece of the London property market more easily than you thought, just a 20-minute journey into the heart of the capital. 

Discover apartments at Fount Spring Place in lovely Purley and register your interest today.