The first Croydon Property Show will be held later this month those in the know are saying there has never been a better time to buy.

Martin Skinner, chief executive of Inspired Asset Management and Inspired Homes said some people had big new developments were to thanks for the added interest in the borogh.

“Croydon has exceptional rail links to central London and a new, improved 29-minute line to London St Pancras," he said.

"Work is starting on Westfield next year; the new Piers Gough designed One Lansdowne development will be the UK’s second tallest building after The Shard; Body Shop and Superdrug have both moved their headquarters here; and Crystal Palace FC are redeveloping their stadium."

But while the Croydon Partnership’s ambitious scheme remains the headline act, it is far from the only show in town.

A £30million refurbishment of the iconic Fairfield Halls will give the town a world-class theatre and music venue.

While prices in the borough have steadily risen over the past few years, Croydon remains very much affordable when compared to the rest of the capital. According to recent Rightmove data, the average house price is roughly £200,000 less than the London average.

The “Westfield effect” might soon be on show as well as prices in White City grew 10 per cent faster than the rest of the capital after Westfield London opened.

Richard Plant, Partner at SHW, said: “There has never been a better time to buy in Croydon.

"The borough is already a fantastic place to live, work and raise a family and things are set to get even better.

"The Westfield & Hammerson retail centre has been on the horizon for a long time but now we have firm news that work will begin next year. The effect that will have on the whole of Croydon is massive.

“You can see the changes beginning already. BoxPark has played a huge role but there are many other new and enticing bars, coffee shops and restaurants popping up all across the town."

The Croydon Property Show will take place at Croydon Park Hotel on Saturday, September 29.