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A leafy South London borough including Mitcham and Wimbledon

"The John Innes Conservation Area in Merton has some beautiful old buildings."

Tom Cope

"Wandle Park in Collier's Wood is a great place to take a picnic or walk the dog."

Thomas Howe

"Colliers Wood is well connected with the City and central London yet boasts green spaces for families and walking the dog."

Bradley Slade

What is your favourite place?

Where do Merton locals go?

HMV Curzon

A cinema on Wimbledon's doorstep showing both arts and mainstream films.


Fantastic breakfasts - even the vegetarian one is great!

Deen City Farms

A small, local petting farm with a riding school and free admission.

The William Morris

Sat on the River Wandle, a traditional, warm and welcoming pub. Serves a great Sunday roast. Perfect for a drink on a summer's afternoon.

Hot Pink

A healthy grill at an amazing price - it will leave your taste buds sizzling!

The Alexandra

As well as serving proper pub grub, this place has a fantastic roof terrace too with a covered seating area and heaters for when it gets chilly.

Hans Wurst

The best German sausage in town served out of a trailer!

Al Forno

Bursting at the seams, this Italian restaurant always leaves you feeling full and smiley.


Serving tasty French food, this restaurant is part of a small chain and has an impressive interior. The atmosphere is really romantic and there's a pretty outdoor seating area too.

The Old Frizzle

The best halloumi skewers and cocktails! The whole place is surrounded by fairy lights and has live bands on at the weekend.

Crêpe Affaire

This café serves the perfect sweet and savoury crêpes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The milkshakes are delicious too!

New Wimbledon Theatre

Bringing West End shows to the heart of Wimbledon since Edwardian times, as well as new and experimental productions.

The Dog & Fox

One of the busiest pubs in Wimbledon, hosting a hotel, a pub and a restaurant, which does a fabulous Sunday roast.


Luxury pieces from around the world that always make a statement.

Rose & Crown

This traditional pub in Wimbledon Village serves a great Sunday roast. There's a lovely beer garden too, which is great for drinks in the summer.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Wimbledon, Colliers Wood, Raynes Park, Mitcham, Morden, Tooting, Earlsfield, Southfields, New Malden and Wandsworth

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Why do you find Merton a great place to live?


"South Park Gardens area is amazing! Love loving here."

July 2011


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"In 1881 designer William Morris opened a textile printing works at Merton Abbey Mills, which has a long textile production history."

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Child-friendly activities near Merton

NCT Coffee Me & Baby

The Old Frizzle Pub
Join us for Coffee, Me & Baby! Everyone is welcome (NCT Members and non-members), please drop by with your bump or baby and meet other local Mums in your local area for a relaxing coffee and chat. Website

Sing and Sign Classes

Sing and Sign's original and unique approach has revolutionised baby signing in this country. Everyone knows nursery rhymes and action songs are great fun and musical activities help stimulate language development. Sing and Sign combines the benefits of both music and baby signing. We teach a wide range of signs using some traditional and some specially written or adapted songs.  Website

TinyTalk Baby Signing Classes

South Wimbledon Community Centre
TinyTalk baby signing classes encourage communication in pre-verbal babies through signing & singing. Babies have a lot to say and with them being able to communicate their needs, frustration on both parts can be avoided, which leads to happier babies & mommies. Website

Baby Sensory Wimbledon - Birth to 13 months

 Eddie Catz Wimbledon, (soft play centre)
The Baby Sensory Southfields & Putney classes are specifically designed to enhance your baby's development across all areas and are a great way to meet other parents too. Website

Drama Buds

Wimbledon International Adventist Church
Our classes create a positive fun environment for your child to naturally grow and blossom in confidence. Whilst our stories ignite young imaginations helping your child to bloom as a creative thinker, to problem solve and write creatively at school. Website

The Siegeris School of Dance

South Wimbledon Community Centre
The dance school, with its happy environment has a professional and enthusiastic approach with a high standard of teaching under the direction of Jennifer Siegeris RAD Teaching Dip, RAD RTS, AISTD.  Website

Crazy Golf at Wimbledon Park

Wimbledon Park
Crazy golf is golf on a miniature scale where you have to putt a golf ball into a hole avoiding various obstacles. Crazy golf is fun for all the family. All equipment is supplied by the site and there are plastic clubs available for little golfers. All year round(Monday-Sunday): 10:00 to 30 minutes before dusk Website
  1. About Merton

    Until the 20th century, most of the parish remained rural in character and the main residential and commercial centres were at Merton Park and along Merton High Street between modern South Wimbledon and Colliers Wood. Merton Park is a place in the London Borough of Merton. It is a quiet and leafy suburb situated between Wimbledon, Morden, South Wimbledon and Wimbledon Chase. It is 7.3 miles (11.7 km) south-west of Charing Cross. The area is part of the historic parish of Merton.

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