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Marcel, 31 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Borough of Croydon, London CR5, 2001 • Plucky festive cheer within peeling facade. Looks like a restaurant but, as its name suggests, is a hairdresser. They later repainted, but by 2008 had closed down. By 2017 the unit was still empty and little changed.

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