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IKEA Croydon in London is a large warehouse-sized store which is a great place to pick up inexpensive furniture and accessories for your home.
IKEA Croydon is on the Purley Way, an out of town shopping area which is home to many large stores.
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Venue Details & Map
The Old Power Station
Volta WayCroydonSurreyCR0 4UZ
- 0845 3551144
OK - Everyone knows what IKEA is about. Let me just give you my top tips:
Don't think you'll be in and out - not going to happen. You're going to want to plan most of your day around a trip to IKEA, especially if you're actually going to buy a bit of furniture.
Head to the exit first. Go and get yourself a hot dog and drink. 90p for a Veggie hot dog - bargain. If you keep the cup - you can...more
It seems odd that I've never reviewed this IKEA as I've been so many times over the years. That point aside, I do enjoy the place.
In the last year or so, they re-did the layout and I find it less useful than the former design of the store. However, it's your standard IKEA as far as the offerings go. Their delivery service is very good and the delivery/mover guys are always helpful.
Best avoided on weekends, bank holidays, school holidays, any day with an 'R' in it and the whole of the spring and the summer.
It does get packed! Luckily it has a HUGE car park that could deal with most invasions. The last time I went was actually a Tuesday morning after a bank holiday and I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't full to bursting and that I was able to move around...more
So what better way to spend New Year's Day than wandering around a legendary London shopping destination - IKEA in Croydon?
I'm not sure about other people's experiences of shopping at IKEA but I was expecting a 2 or 3 star experience based on previous visits. However, it turned out to be a bit of a roller coaster experience.
Arrived to find that most of south London were probably still in...more