Located in some of the southernmost parts of Greater London, the borough of Sutton is neither the largest nor by any stretch of imagination the most interesting part of the capital at the present moment. That does not mean that there are not areas in Sutton that deserve your attention.
A general overview
Sutton covers a territory of 16.93 sq miles and has a population of just over 200 000 according to the last census, which was conducted in 2011. As one can suspect, it was formed following the administrative reforms of 1965 by the merger of the Municipal Borough of Sutton and Cheam with the Municipal Borough of Beddington and Wallington and Carshalton Urban District. One thing that should be noted when we are talking about Sutton is the fact that what is today a metropolitan borough used to consists of villages, hamlets and feudal estates. The rural spirit persists in many areas around Sutton even to this day. The borough is furthermore noted for its many cultural institutions that are spread across its territory today, such as:
- The Charles Cryer Theatre, Carshalton
- The Secombe Theatre
- Carew Manor
- Sutton Library
- Sutton Life Centre
- Honeywood Museum
Those are just a few of the most notable landmarks and institutions that are to be found spread across the borough which deserve your attention. Make sure to explore in depth the rest that the borough has to offer to you.
Key areas around Sutton
We would like to focus your attention to four major districts within the territory of the borough that deserve a closer look at:
- Once you walk around the postal district of SM5 you are more than likely to start looking for reliable man and van in Carshalton services that are going to help you relocate to the area. Carshalton is a place with a typical suburban character, one of the many such in south London. It is definitely the place for you if you have a family or plan on making one in the near future, because Carshalton has the highest percentage of married couples among residential districts throughout the whole UK. The Honeywood Museum is a Grade II listed building which is probably the best known local landmark, though there are other historic buildings here as well, on top of three conservation areas – one in the very centre of the old village.
- Belmont SM2 is another great place in Sutton that you would want to check out. Like most of the other places across the borough, it is a village that later in its history became a suburb. In addition to being a great place to live in, Belmont is home to a number of pretty notable institutions such as the Institute of Cancer Research, the Royal Marsden Hospital and open green spaces such as Cuddington Meadows, Belmont Pastures and others. Station Road is the place where you are going to find most of the major shops and restaurants in Belmont.
- The SM6 and CR0 districts have all amenities and services that are needed to guarantee you comfortable and enjoyable life – from top notch man and van services in Beddington to the beautifully landscaped wooded park at Beddington Park and the historical Carew Manor, Beddington is a great place to both live in and just visit. The manor itself was the main reason for the development of the whole village. Even though there are mentions of manor houses in the area of Beddington in the Domesday Book, the first certain evidence of the Carew Manor’s existence come from the second half of the 14th
- The last area we would like to tell you about is Cheam SM3. The former village is now a comfortable areas with purely suburban character. It is noted for the many listed buildings that are to be found across its territory – Lumley Chapel and the 16th-century Whitehall Gallery being the most famous among those. Located here are also Nonsuch Park and Cheam Park, which offer great opportunities for sports and recreational activities. Nonsuch High School, Cheam High School and St Cecilias Catholic Primary School are just a part of the really fine schools that are operational throughout the territory of the district of Cheam.