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Merton

A leafy South London borough including Mitcham and Wimbledon

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

Tom Cope

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

Bradley Slade

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

Stephanie Kele

What is your favourite place?

Where do Merton locals go?

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.

Al Forno

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

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.

HMV Curzon

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

New Wimbledon Theatre

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

Deen City Farms

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

Bill's

Fantastic breakfasts - even the vegetarian one is great!

Crêpe Affaire

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

Hans Wurst

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

Hot Pink

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

Aya Lebanese Cuisine

The staff are always welcoming, the food beats all other competition of its type. Not only is the food delicious but healthy because of being charcoal grilled. There is always a friendly, welcoming, lively environment every time I go and take the family.

McChina

Eat in or take away, this Chinese restaurant serves everyones favourite dishes - perfect for large groups.

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.

Gail's

Delightful baked goods in true village fashion.

The Terrace

Beautiful rooftop restaurant serving tantalising treats to fill you up when the lights go down and the dancing shoes come on (or off in some cases!).

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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

What do you love about Merton?

Why do you find Merton a great place to live?

Paul

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

July 2011

You

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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

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

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

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

Operation Magic Carpet

The Unicorn Theatre
Nomi wants a story of her own. She lives in London but dreams about Baghdad, where her parents are from. One night over dinner, a genie bursts out of a mango pickle jar and Nomi is swept away on a magic carpet to Baghdad. Characters from the Arabian Nights come to life as she meets Sinbad, swims the Tigris and sees a water buffalo. But when her three wishes run out, how will Nomi get back home? A magical play about exploring your culture and knowing where you come from so you know where you're going.  Website

Sing and Sign Classes

Boots
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

Tiny Tunes

William Morris House
Come & join our song, rhyme and fun bubble sessions for pre-school children. No need to book just turn up!! PAY AS YOU GO !! Hide under a parachute, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs we will get you dancing to some of the well known pop classics ! Website

Ridgway Stables

Ridgway Stables
We have a wide selection of ponies carefully chosen for their kind temperament and experience in teaching children to ride a pony in the wonderful surroundings of Wimbledon Common. We have over 20 horses and ponies so adults and children get plenty of opportunity to ride. Our horses and ponies are trained to make the novice or expereinced rider feel at ease. 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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