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A leafy South London borough including Mitcham and Wimbledon

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New Wimbledon Theatre

New Wimbledon Theatre

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

Crêpe Affaire

Crêpe Affaire

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

The Alexandra

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.

Deen City Farms

Deen City Farms

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

The Terrace

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!).

The Old Frizzle

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.

Aya Lebanese Cuisine

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.

Bill's

Bill's

Fantastic breakfasts - even the vegetarian one is great!

HMV Curzon

HMV Curzon

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

Hans Wurst

Hans Wurst

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

Hot Pink

Hot Pink

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

The Pod

The Pod

The greatest late night hotspot to party your worries away.

Al Forno

Al Forno

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

The William Morris

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.

Buddhapadipa Temple

Buddhapadipa Temple

A beautiful building that I highly recommend anyone to go and take a look!

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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

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

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

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

Tom Cope

At the heart of Wimbledon Village is St Mary's Church

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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

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 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

Sing and Sign Classes

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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

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

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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