Exhibition Venue

The Whitgift Exhibition Centre is situated in the leafy suburbs of South Croydon, in the grounds of Whitgift School, an independent day and boarding school for boys located in beautiful parkland once owned by Henry VIII.

Croydon itself is one of the largest boroughs in Greater London by population, with excellent transport links, and a thriving restaurant quarter and arts scene. The Borough has a historic connection, recognised on its modern coat of arms, as a residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury for many centuries. In the Great War, as well as having many thousands of local people on active service, Croydon was also in the 'firing line' itself, bombed by Zeppelins in 1915, and subjected to air raids in 1916; this history will also be featured in the Exhibition.