Merton is an outer borough in southwest London. Suburban in character, the borough has three main town centres: Wimbledon, Mitcham, and Morden.

We have a population of just over 215,000 residents (including 50,700 children and young people aged 0-19). There is a rich mix of ethnicities and cultures in Merton. People from the global majority make up 33% of the population, and there are 161 languages are spoken in our borough - the most prominent first languages spoken being English, Polish, Urdu and Tamil.

Most famous for the Wimbledon Tennis tournament (which attracts tens of thousands of visitors per year), AFC Wimbledon, and the annual Mitcham Carnival, we are proud of the cultural offer in Merton.

There are also many bars and restaurants, and just over the borough boundaries are Hampton Court Palace, the river Thames, Epsom Downs and Racecourse and Box Hill with its panoramic views over Surrey.

Plus, Merton is one of the safest and greenest boroughs in London.

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Wimbledon tennis championships

We are one of the best-connected areas of south London with fourteen National Rail stations, five underground stations (District and Northern lines) and the London Trams service joining Wimbledon, Morden, and Croydon. The road network offers access to the M23, M25, Channel Tunnel and airports. Morden and Wimbledon stations offer bus service connections to surrounding areas.

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Mitcham Carnival