Views of Croydon and the City from Addington Viewpoint

view gas works

Croydon Clocktower on the far left was the tallest building in Croydon 100 years ago, opened in 1895 as part of Croydon town hall.

A new year’s resolution was to revisit my most successful blog from a few years ago to see how the view from the Addington Hills has changed. There was no Saffron Square and no “Walkie Talkie” building as you will see later. I took pictures from right to left, covering Croydon first and then moving towards the City.

view altitude

Closed Nestle building being redeveloped into luxury flats, with Altitude 25, right, the tallest building in Croydon until….

view saffron

Saffron square was built

view wembley

Wembley arch

view bbc

BBC transmitter with the Shard in the background

view crystal palace

Crystal Palace sports centre with the “walkie-talkie” building (in the centre background) 20 Fenchurch Street. At the top is the sky garden.

view canary wharf

Canary Wharf and the City.

view 02 dome

O2 Arena and to the immediate right the red poles supporting the Emirates cable cars over the Thames.

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