Croydon Clocktower

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Croydon Clocktower
Croydon clocktower.jpg
Croydon Clocktower (the building to the right is the Braithwaite Hall)
Croydon Clocktower is located in Greater London
Croydon Clocktower
Croydon Clocktower
Location within Greater London
General information
Town or cityCroydon, London
Coordinates51°22′20″N 0°5′59″W / 51.37222°N 0.09972°W / 51.37222; -0.09972Coordinates: 51°22′20″N 0°5′59″W / 51.37222°N 0.09972°W / 51.37222; -0.09972
ClientLondon Borough of Croydon

Croydon Clocktower is an arts and museum complex located on Katharine Street in Croydon, London.


The venue, which forms part of the 19th-century Town Hall,[1] was opened as an arts and museum complex by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994. A notable early success was the Picasso exhibition in March to May 1995 named Picasso's Croydon Period.[2]

The venue contains the Museum of Croydon, Clocktower Café and the Croydon Central Library.[3] Other facilities which can be accessed from Croydon Clocktower include the David Lean Cinema, which offers a regular programme of art house and independent films, and the Braithwaite Hall, which is used for concerts, theatre and children's shows.[4]


  1. ^ Cherry, Bridget; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1983). London 2: South. Buildings of England series. Penguin Books. p. 214. ISBN 0-14-071047-7.
  2. ^ "Don't mention the `C' word". The Independent. 3 March 1995.
  3. ^ "Croydon Clocktower: Opening Times". Croydon Council. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Concert: Ida's march". News Shopper. 11 September 2002.

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