This is an area guide to Merton, and contains information about the best things to do, and places to eat in the borough. You will also find information about the different districts within Merton, and what they have to offer.
Merton Area Guide
What Areas Fall Under Merton?
The parliamentary boundaries in Merton divide the borough into two areas: Mitcham and Morden, and Wimbledon. These two general election constituencies are then spilt into 20 local council wards.
The main town centres in Merton include Wimbledon, Mitcham, Morden, Raynes Park, and Colliers Wood.
Merton Borough Map
Is Merton in Surrey or London?
Merton is an outer London borough which was historically in Surrey.
The area gets its name from the historic parish of Merton, which took its name from Merton Priory.
The original area of Merton was centred around St Mary’s church, which is today in South Wimbledon.
Although you will see some addresses still using the old county boundaries, as a political entity, Merton has been fully absorbed into Greater London, and is no longer part of Surrey.
Merton officially ceased being part of Surrey in 1965 when the current London borough of Merton was formed.
What Towns Are in Merton?
Merton can be divided into six different towns. These include:
- Wimbledon (Wimbledon Village, the Broadway and South Wimbledon)
- Raynes Park
- Colliers Wood
- South Wimbledon
The River Wandle in Merton
If you are walking along the River Wandle Trail, these are the points you will pass as you enter Merton:
Places to Visit in Merton
- 15 Fun Things to do in Wimbledon
- 10 Brunch Spots in Wimbledon
- Buddhapadipa Temple
- Wimbledon Village Farmer’s Market
- 9 Great Restaurants in Merton Abbey Mills
- Merton Abbey Mills Crystal Shop
- Pubs in Wimbledon Village
- Visit Wimbledon After the Championships
- Wimbledon Area Guide
FAQs About the Merton Area
Merton Council is run by a Labour administration.
Merton is classed as outer London.
Wandsworth is one of the safest outer London boroughs, based on Metropolitan police statistics.
Merton Area Guide
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