Merton offers the best of London life against a green canvas more usually associated with

leafy Surrey. Bounded by Wimbledon to the north, Mitcham to the east and Morden to

the south, it is home to the Wombles and the All England Tennis and Croquet Club. The

Borough's heritage dates back to the Romans. It includes the Augustinian Merton Abbey,

nearby printing works used by Liberty and William Morris, and Merton's most famous

resident: Horatio Nelson.

Wimbledon and Mitcham Commons and Morden Hall Park are local havens. New

Wimbledon Theatre and the HMVCurzon and Odeon (including IMAX screen) entertain

Mertonians and visitors alike. Conservation areas, varied neighbourhoods, some of the best

schools in London, solid and varied housing stock and excellent transport links with London

and surrounding counties, attract those seeking work/life balance.

Merton families are well catered for. Soft-play centres such as Eddie Catz, Polka and

Colour House Theatres, the Golden Treasury Children's Bookshop, many sporting activities

including community football leagues, Deen City Farm, Merton Music Foundation and AFC

Wimbledon (in nearby Kingston) offer family-friendly entertainment. Annual events such

as Winter Wonderland, Merton Abbey KidsFest and Wimbledon BookFest delight. Cultural

gems include Merton Abbey Mills, River Wandle and its wildlife, the Windmill Museum,

Buddhapadipa Temple and Baitul Futuh Mosque.