Cross our elegant colonnaded threshold and you’re walking in some very famous footsteps. A striking example of neoclassical architecture, the hotel opened in 1928 to serve passengers flying in and out of Croydon Aerodrome, then London’s main airport. Amy Johnson embarked on her record-breaking flight to Australia from here, Charles Lindbergh arrived in his Spirit of St Louis single-engine plane – he was greeted by a crowd of 100,000 having just flown non-stop from New York to Paris – and Winston Churchill trained as a pilot on the same grass airstrip. Stay with us and you’re not just checking into a fine historic hotel; you’re checking into an aviation landmark.
Is a landmark birthday coming up? Perhaps a major wedding anniversary, christening or reunion of old friends? Maybe you’re organizing a sporting or charity dinner? We’ve helped arrange them all at the London Croydon Aerodrome Hotel – and we guarantee we can make your celebration a huge success.
One of the keys to a great event is having the right space, and our fabulously flexible facilities include five specialist rooms. You could host an intimate private dinner for ten in the Spitfire Suite (we happily mark the hotel’s remarkable aviation heritage), or something far larger, right up to a 200-guest buffet or cocktail party in the Amy Johnson Suite.
Whatever you require, our dedicated, experienced event team can help you devise the perfect menu from our superb kitchen, and, if required, celebratory theme and entertainment. In fact they take care of all the little individual flourishes, going the extra mile to make your party that extra bit special and little bit more personal.
And, of course, we mustn’t forget to mention we have 110 rooms and suites if your guests wish to stay (we can offer preferential group rates), and our superb transport links to London and nearby airports.