Famous for its gorgeous lavender fields, Mitcham is a town with deep history dating back to Celtic and Roman times. Formerly part of Surrey, this popular South London suburb is now the perfect area for commuters who want live somewhere with a rural feel while still being close to the city.
What are the transport links like in Mitcham?
Mitcham has two main train stations, Mitcham Eastfields and Mitcham Junction, both of which are served by Southern and Thameslink trains. Mitcham Eastfields connects to central London and can get commuters to London Bridge in 23 minutes, while Mitcham Junction connects to Wimbledon and also serves as a tram stop.
The A236 and the A217 both go through Mitcham and pass through the neighbouring Tooting, Wandsworth and Cheam.
Is Mitcham included in the ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone)?
Mitcham is included in the ULEZ, which includes all of London’s boroughs including the London Borough of Merton. This means that if your vehicle (including cars, motorcycles and vans) does not meet the ULEZ emissions standards, you need to pay a daily charge of £12.50 to drive within the zone. Find out more on the Transport for London website.
Are there good schools in Mitcham?
There are a number of well-regarded Primary, Secondary and Independent schools in the Mitcham area. Some of the top-ranking schools include Singleton Primary School, Cricket Green School, Harris Academy Merton and St Mark’s Church of England Academy.
In terms of further education, there is the nearby Merton College for school leavers and vocational training, and Roehampton University is only a 20-minute drive away.
What is there to do in Mitcham?
There are a number of excellent pubs, restaurants and coffee shops around the town including The Gardeners Arms, Miller & Carter, and Cravings Café. Mitcham town centre also has a number of high street and independent shops, and the nearby Tandem Centre is a large retail park that has a number of major shops and restaurants.
If you’re looking for some outdoor space, the sprawling Mitcham Common has been recognised as a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation. It has two ponds, a golf course and a wide variety of plants and wildlife.
What are house prices like in Mitcham?
According to Rightmove:
‘Properties in Mitcham had an overall average price of £472,041 over the last year.
The majority of sales in Mitcham during the last year were terraced properties, selling for an average price of £529,518. Flats sold for an average of £336,831, with semi-detached properties fetching £642,994.
Overall, sold prices in Mitcham over the last year were 10% up on the previous year and 13% up on the 2020 peak of £417,880.’