Croydon’s Music Heritage Trail Walking Tour: Black History Tour

Saturday 21th October

Join the Museum of Croydon for a bespoke guided walking tour Croydon’s rich Black musical history and present #ThisIsCroydon


Whether you’re a Londoner looking for something new, a teacher interested in attending a Music Heritage Trail walk to gather learning resources for your students, a parent planning a fun family day out, an overseas visitor seeking an interesting museums and heritage experience or a simply looking to meet others with similar interests, Croydon’s Music Heritage Trail has a fantastic offer for you.

Exploring selected sites and venues focused on our Northern trail, we are partnering with Fairfield Halls and Talawa Theatre to bring you a bespoke guided walking tour of Croydon’s rich Black musical history and present led by a group of dedicated volunteers. This walking tour is just a snapshot of the Black community’s significant contribution to Croydon. Those featured on this tour have used their fame and the platform they have built to create expanses beyond music and entertainment, which will be explored in further detail on the walking tour. There is lots more information about these themes on resources such as The Croydon BME ForumBlack Cultural Archives, and The Black Curriculum. We also encourage our guests to engage with other interesting and insightful tours across London such as Black History Walks and Avril’s Walks and Talks.

Croydon’s Music Heritage Trail tours are made possible by a kind donation by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is a part of the This is Croydon, London Borough of Culture 2023 programme.

Download our app on the Apple/Pay store: Croydon Music Heritage Trail


Start: Meet at 11am outside the Thornton Heath Library where you will find our plaque dedicated to rapper and entrepreneur, Stormzy. The nearest train station is Thornton Heath. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to ensure you join the group for a prompt start.

Tour: Lasts approximately 80 minutes

End: The tour will finish at the site of Avril Coleridge Taylor, on Dagnall Park SE25. The closest station to this site is Selhurst station.

Please wear appropriate footwear and weather appropriate clothes.

Please bring water with you for the walk and suncream if it is hot.

Tickets for this event are limited, however we hope to host more Black History walking tours in the near future.


There are sections of this route that may not be accessible for a wheelchair user due to the gradient, surface or narrowness of the paths.

There will be opportunities to stop and rest along the way, however the tour is reasonably paced and covers changes in level. If you have access needs, please contact us prior We want our tours to be as inclusive as possible and will adapt where possible, but recognise we may not always be able to meet all accessibility requirements.