I have been giving advice to someone in New York, who is due to visit Croydon soon, as to where the best places are to go in Croydon.
Here is what she said about Croydon's image on the web:
"Croydon has a lousy website and is of no use to tourists."
I thought that Croydon had a professional group of people who are paid to market Croydon to the rest of the world.
It seems that they are failing.
It is hardly surprising that Croydon is not the destination of choice of either tourist or shopper. The woefully underoccupied Centrale bears testimony to the failings of Croydon to market itself as a popular and vibrant shopping venue.
It is ironic that the lady from New York decided to ask me for advice.