Area Guides for Old Coulsdon (1)

Welcome to Old Coulsdon

Old Coulsdon is a village situated in the southern part of the London Borough of Croydon located between Coulsdon and Caterham. It is a charming area that offers a blend of the old and the new, with a mix of historic buildings, modern amenities, and green spaces.

It is well connected with several local and main bus routes that link the village to nearby towns and into London.  Including a bus service running from central London throughout the night.  The closest train station is Coulsdon South, just 0.9 miles away, with its fast Thames Link service making the journey to London Bridge or Gatwick Airport in just 21 minutes!

Old Coulsdon has several good schools, including the Oasis Academy Coulsdon, which is a mixed secondary school, and the Coulsdon C of E Primary School.  It is also home to Coulsdon Sixth Form College.


There are several places to visit in Old Coulsdon, including the Farthing Downs and Happy Valley commons, which offer delightful walks with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Coulsdon Common is another popular spot, known for its diverse wildlife, walking trails, and outdoor activities.

With Coulsdon Manor Golf Club, Old Coulsdon indoor and outdoor Bowling Club, Old Coulsdon Football club, Old Coulsdon Arts Society, plus Pilates and Bridge club, there are a lot of activities to do within the area.  There’s even the Caterham and Old Coulsdon Sea Cadets and RM Cadets who offer skills, qualifications and adventures for 12- to 18-year-olds.

Grange Park, in the centre of Old Coulsdon, has a playground, football pitches, and tennis courts.  It is also the location of the much-loved community event, the annual Old Coulsdon Village Fair with its arena displays, charity-led stalls, a classic car show, dog show, and numerous types of food and drink.


With its row of attractive mock Tudor buildings, Old Coulsdon High Street has a convenient range of shops.  It also has a great deal of places to eat. From the the Tudor Rose, a contemporary pub, bar and restaurant to the Aycorn Shoppe, a bistro-style setting that serves food and drink as well as selling plants and garden products. There’s also the Tudor Bakery and a couple of Fish and Chip take aways.

A little further out you will find The Fox, a traditional country pub and restaurant, situated on the fringe of Coulsdon Common.  An ideal spot for a Sunday Roast after a countryside walk across Farthing Downs and Happy Valley.


As its name suggests, the area was the original Coulsdon, the ‘Old’ was added when a new settlement grew up around Coulsdon South.

Old Coulsdon had one of the first cricket clubs in the world, founded in 1762. It was one of the strongest teams in the country in the late 18th and early 19th century and once boasted eight England internationals

The church of St John the Evangelist was in existence by the twelfth century, and has a 15th-century tower.

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Our Coulsdon office

Our general office opening times are as follows:

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
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