Where to...in Purley
12 March 2021
Purley is a popular South London neighbourhood known for its vast outdoor space, thriving community and easy access to the city centre. It’s also where you’ll find Carriages, our collection of award-winning homes featuring a contemporary shared lounge, beautiful rooftop terrace and stylish interiors.
Read on to discover our top area highlights:
Where to… eat
Transporting diners to South America, 4 Locos Argentine Steakhouse serves authentic dishes and flavours inspired by Argentina. Dishes are made using meat imported directly from Argentina, accompanied with organic vegetables sourced from suppliers local to Purley. Choose from a range of steak, burgers, salad and more, accompanied with a glass of delicious Argentinian wine.
4 Locals Argentine Steakhouse is available to order from Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.
Zero Quattro is a modern Italian restaurant just a seven-minute walk from Carriages. Feast on traditional Italian dishes such as Bolognese, Lasagne and a range of homemade pizzas or try one of their fresh seafood dishes. No meal at Zero Quattro would be complete without one of their delicious desserts including a range of authentic gelatos and Tiramisu, a real treat for those with a sweet tooth.
Where to… walk
Foxley Wood is a scenic nature reserve in the south of Purley, popular with locals for a weekend stroll whatever the season. There are a large variety of trees at Foxley Wood dating back many years, including English Oak, Beech, Ash and Sycamore, as well as seasonal floral blooms.
Foxley Wood provides a slice of idyllic countryside just a 20-minute walk from Carriages.
Stretching over 104 acres, Riddlesdown is a beautiful area encompassing chalk grassland and yew woodland, part of which is recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The park dates back to 1331, then named Ridelsdoune, meaning ‘cleared woodland on a hill’.
Today, visitors can wander through the scenic meadows, see farm animals grazing or visit the historic quarry.
Where to… shop
Located in the centre of Purley, Lucindas is a boutique ladies clothing store. The family-run business has been in operation since 1985 and stocks a range of unique, designer brands. Although currently closed, those looking to revive their wardrobe can book a virtual appointment with the team, who will digitally show shoppers around the store and give personal styling tips and ideas.
Treat a loved one – or yourself – to a delicious treat from LJ’s Bakery, which launched in nearby Sanderstead in January. The bakery specialises in homemade French macarons which can be ordered and delivered to your door in prettily packaged boxes. Flavours to choose from include strawberry and vanilla, pistachio and bitter chocolate.
To find out more about our Carriages community, give our friendly team a call on 020 3308 2550 or email [email protected].