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Silver-colour Forestdale sign plates on a large curved wall behind a public flower bed with daffodils in bloom.
OS grid reference TQ3762
London borough
Ceremonial county Greater London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CROYDON
Postcode district CR0
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament
  • Croydon Central
London Assembly
  • Croydon and Sutton
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LondonCoordinates: 51°20′42″N 0°02′17″W / 51.345°N 0.038°W / 51.345; -0.038

Forestdale is a residential neighbourhood of southeast London in the London Borough of Croydon and can be considered to be part of Addington, its ancient and ecclesiastical parish. It is east of Selsdon, and south-west of Addington's historic centre. Most homes were built here between the late 1960s and mid 1970s on previously open ground containing a number of smallholdings.


Forestdale has public green verges and a nature reserve with diverse walks. Adjoining are Addington and Croydon's closest golf courses.

The distinctive feature of the village consists of cul-de-sacs running off four main roads, the cul-de-sacs being subdivided into several 'neighbourhoods'. All houses within a cul-de-sac are of the same style, but differ from other cul-de-sacs in style and materials, such as weatherboarding, brick colour and arrangement, and so uniformity of style is achieved within one cul-de-sac but differs from all others.

Forestdale is linked to Croydon via Addington by Featherbed Lane which skirts the suburb on one side.

An award-winning introduction took place here in 1972 by a construction firm heavily involved in many of the homes' construction, Wates Group, installing solar heating panels in three houses.


Two London Buses serve the village; routes 353 and 433

All parts of Forestdale are within a mile of Tramlink tram stops:

  • Fieldway
  • Gravel Hill, which is also connected via the buses.

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