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Norbury and its links to London's ancient history

Found in south London close to both Streatham and Croydon, Norbury has strong links to the capital's ancient history. The town stands on the A23 road, which was built over the original London to Brighton route created by the Romans many centuries ago, while some claim that the local Green Lane was also once an ancient track.

Explore Streatham Common

Norbury is close to some beautiful green spaces, including the area's own park, the National Trust estate of Morden Hall Park and the famous Streatham Common. Designated as a local nature reserve, the latter features stunning areas of woodland, parkland, wildflower meadows and a formal garden known as The Rookery which opened in 1913 and boasts a pond and rock garden.

Head north to see all of the sights

While it may seem far removed from the hustle and bustle of the centre of London, all of the city's world famous landmarks are actually only eight miles away from Norbury. Head north to experience a range of attractions, including a top theatre show in the West End and the incredible architecture of St Paul's Cathedral. Planning a trip to Norbury? Travelodge London Balham Hotel is a 15-minute taxi ride away, while Travelodge London Crystal Palace Hotel is another great option for low-cost accommodation.