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Merton Borough Guide

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Come here for the world's most famous tennis tournament. Strong socio-economic differences between working class Mitcham in the East to wealthy Wimbledon in the West

An outer-London borough in the south-west of the Capital. It is mainly suburban, with high levels of people commuting in and out of Central London. The borough has five main town centres: Mitcham, Morden, Wimbledon, Colliers Wood and Raynes Park and lots of open space, such as Wimbledon and Mitcham commons. Almost twice as much of the borough is open space, compared to the average in London

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Merton Abbey Mill

Watermill Way, Colliers Wood SW19 2RD

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The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Church Road, Wimbledon SW19 5AE

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Regions in Merton

Colliers Wood
Colliers Wood is in the southern part of London and is located on the Northern Line between the popular stations of South Wimbledon and Tooting Broadway. Ironically, there are actually no woods in Col...More information

Originally, Merton was part of Surrey, but as London expanded, Merton became part of Greater London and a borough in its own right. Merton was rural until the 20th century when it became a thriving su...More information

Famously known as the place that hosts the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament, Wimbledon is also a popular residential district in the London Borough of Merton, on the western fringes of the city. ...More information

Raynes Park
Bordering Wimbledon, Raynes Park is at the heart of London’s commuter belt. The area was developed fairly recently, with the first few homes appearing after the railway arrived in the 19th century, ho...More information

Wimbledon Village
As the name suggests, Wimbledon Village offers the kind of pursuits normally associated with the countryside: there’s horse riding, golf and of course tennis on the Common as well as village fairs thr...More information

Wimbledon Park
As well as being the name of a sprawling park, Wimbledon Park is the name of the area where the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club is located, home to the famous Wimbledon championships. Bordere...More information

It lacks the upmarket shops, amenities and reputation of neighbouring Wimbledon, however it shares much of the same villagey feel and abundance of green spaces. The fact that house prices are also low...More information

This quiet suburb was pretty much a rural area that relied heavily on agriculture up until the late 19th century. Once the railway arrived so did new shops and houses, and in the 30s Morden saw the co...More information

New Malden
This suburb in the borough of Kingston is the unlikely home of a large community of Korean expats, the largest in Europe to be precise. Korean food lovers have plenty of restaurants and supermarkets t...More information

Neighbouring Boroughs

Kingston upon Thames
This pretty and ancient market town is leafy, commuter territory and neighbour to Surrey's answer to Disneyland, Chessington World of Adventures. Lying on a very pretty stretch of the River Thames, Ki...More information

Stretching from the Southbank of the Thames to suburbs of Clapham and Streatham, this is a vibrant, exciting area to live and work. ...More information

The largest of London's boroughs by population, Croydon lies at the southern point of outer London and has the town of Croydon at its heart. Originally described as a small market town in the Domesday...More information

Wandsworth, lying west of central London is a largely residential area and wealthier than the London average. It is a vibrant area made up of many young and middle-aged professionals and families and...More information

The borough of Sutton lies on the outer circle of Greater London to the south. It is a large and diverse borough, but is generally classified as part of the suburban commuter belt of London and as suc...More information

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