Merton Borough Guide
Your All In London guide to Merton
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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The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Church Road, Wimbledon SW19 5AE
Regions in Merton
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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