Lavender oil was manufactured in Wallington when it was a village in the county of Surrey, and a large sculpture in the town centre pays homage to its former industry. Today it is more of a commuter town, as the area’s schools and proximity to the countryside are attractive features for families. It is also very pretty thanks to leafy roads, and Victorian and Edwardian properties, plus the retail boom of recent years has meant that locals can now benefit from a number of new high street shops. Central London can be accessed via the rail service to London Bridge.
Your All In London guide to Wallington