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A leafy South London borough including Mitcham and Wimbledon

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Bill's

Bill's

Fantastic breakfasts - even the vegetarian one is great!

Al Forno

Al Forno

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

The Pod

The Pod

The greatest late night hotspot to party your worries away.

HMV Curzon

HMV Curzon

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

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.

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.

Deen City Farms

Deen City Farms

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

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!

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.

McChina

McChina

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

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!).

Crêpe Affaire

Crêpe Affaire

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

Aubaine

Aubaine

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.

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.

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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

"Opened in 1910, Wimbledon Theatre originally included a Turkish bath in its basement thought to have been used by the male actors"

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.

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Stephanie Kele

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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Child-friendly activities near Merton

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

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

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

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

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

Caterpillar Music

The Mansel Road Centre
Babies are never too young to enjoy Caterpillar Music and they enjoy watching other babies and older children- it encourages them to crawl, stand up and eventually start taking a few steps in order to follow the fun with the older children. 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

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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