Croydon is 'England's Lake District' says tourist board

The 'Lake District' is commonly associated with the countryside of Cumbria

A South London tourist board is claiming that part of Croydon should properly be known as England's 'Lake District'.

The term is of course, more commonly associated with the countryside of Cumbria.

But the South Norwood Tourist Board claims it has got a greater claim to the title because Cumbria only has one official lake, although it does have many more meres, tans and waters.

The Cumbrian authorities have fired back calling their competitor's lakes mere puddles.

Advertisement

Today's top stories