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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.

Morden Hall Park

Morden Hall Park

With the River Wandle flowing through, there are meadows and wetlands with lots of wildlife and a beautiful rose garden. A fantastic place to walk, run or ride through. At the end of summer, a beer festival is also held here.

Fisher & Co.

Fisher & Co.

Really nice paninis, jacket potatoes and pastries. It serves a good cup of tea as well!

MUD

MUD

Just along Mitcham Lane, this cafe serves a delicious brunch menu. The coffee is really good and the dishes are all served with a MUD twist - the prettiest breakfast I've ever seen!

The Trafalgar Arms

The Trafalgar Arms

A brilliant gastro pub that has been refurbished beautifully. The outdoor seating area at the front is great in the summer.

The Coffee Co. of Tooting

The Coffee Co. of Tooting

Brand new coffee shop that has opened and I love it! Delicious coffee, chilled out atmosphere and a great edition to Tooting. The falafel and avocado sandwich is awesome!

Miller & Carter

Miller & Carter

A steak restaurant on Mitcham Common also serving fish dishes and burgers.

Kaosarn

Kaosarn

A great family-run Thai restaurant opened after success in their Clapham Junction and Brixton restaurants.

Deen City Farms

Deen City Farms

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

Meza

Meza

Awesome Lebanese food at a good price. I would recommend a £6 lunch box deal, but make sure you order a little in advance.

The Castle

The Castle

Jump off the tube at Tooting Broadway and straight to the bar! The beer garden is amazing. Definitely one of the best pubs in Tooting and South London.

Cream's

Cream's

Classic hot and cold desserts, milkshakes and gelato served in a low-lit, purple and black setting.

Kennedy's

Kennedy's

The best fish and chips in South London, right on Tooting High Street.

Chicken Shop

Chicken Shop

Much better than your average high street chicken shop! You must visit this place...

Coffee in the Wood

Coffee in the Wood

A lovely coffee shop that embraces the heart and soul of the borough.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Colliers Wood, Merton, Morden, Tooting, Hackbridge, Wimbledon, Sutton Common, Streatham, Norbury and Raynes Park

"Sir Walter Raleigh had a residence in Mitcham, and Queen Elizabeth I visited the are frequently. Its fields of lavender was known to produce a soothing air."

Mitcham Common is a beautiful area to explore and one that I love taking the dog to when the weather's nice.

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Thomas Lebbern

Morden Hall Park is a stunning National Trust site right by Morden's town centre, with a cafe and pretty meadowland.

Tom Cope

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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  1. I have lived in Mitcham for 36 years. I love it for the schools which are all near to each other, nursery, primary and high schools. Easy access to shopping in Croydon & Tooting, train stations and buses for working etc. Access to corner shops if one runs out any necessary items. There is the Mitcham Common which convenient for locals walking and their dogs, riding & golfing. Beautiful place to live.

  2. Local Schools, Transport Links, Easy access to London, Family near by, price, not too quiet, shopping amenities.

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Child-friendly activities near Mitcham

Chess Club

Tooting Library
Come and join in our Chess Club. For children aged 5-11 years. Children will: learn chess, meet other children, and have fun! Please call to book a place. Please note: These sessions are for members of the library only. Website

Monday Morning Bumps & Babies Play Group

Tooting United Reformed Methodist Church
Come to our non-walkers playgroup every Monday 10:00-11:30 Tooting United Reformed Methodist Church Rookstone Rd Tooting SW17 9NQ £1.50 for tea coffee and biscuits. No need to be a member.. 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

Rhythm-n-Babes@Graveney & Meadow

Graveney & Meadow
Shake, sing, wiggle, meet Chirpy the chicken and friends, dance, and pop the bubbles. A stimulating and fun 45 mins of musical variety that your little one (and you) will love. Our fun & lively music classes are for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers based in Tooting, south London SW17. 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

Storytime

Tooting Library
This session is for parents and young children to listen to stories. For parents carers childminders and children aged 2-5 years. This session helps to: develop listening and social skills, develop speech and language, and become familiar with picture books stories and the library. There is no need to book just turn up. Please note these sessions are for members of Wandsworth libraries only. If you would like to join the library you will need to complete a library application form and provide a proof of identity and address. You will then be given a library membership card which will allow you to borrow items and attend this type of session. 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

About Mitcham

Mitcham is a district in South London, in the London Borough of Merton. The area is located on the border of Inner London and Outer London. It is both residentially and financially developed, well served by Transport for London, and home to Mitcham Town Centre, Mitcham Library, and Mitcham Cricket Green. Nearby districts include Streatham, Tooting, Sutton, and Croydon.

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