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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."

Stephanie Kele

"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.

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.

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.


Fantastic breakfasts - even the vegetarian one is great!

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.

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.

New Wimbledon Theatre

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

Hans Wurst

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


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.

Thai Tho

This traditional Thai restaurant serves authentic food that is reasonably priced and delicious! It's a great place to go with a group of friends, as the dishes are perfect for sharing.

Al Forno

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

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!).

Deen City Farms

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

Hot Pink

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


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

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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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"No longer in existence, Merton Place House off Merton High Street was once the beloved home of Admiral Lord Nelson."

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Child-friendly activities near Merton

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Flea Circus

Merton Abbey School
A unique combination of circus, movement, make-believe and song, you will soon see your child develop confidence, imagination, co-ordination and concentration.The workshops are broken into sections to encourage physical and creative development. Songs, music and storytelling make our classes so fun and imaginative they won't even notice they are learning. 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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