Is Morden a nice place to live?

February 19th 2024
Morden hall bridge

Looking for a place to live in London can be both exciting and daunting. The city has so many options for neighbourhoods that it can be difficult to know where to start. If you’re looking for somewhere with good connections to the city that’s quieter and more family-oriented than some London towns, Morden might be the place for you.

A suburban town in the London Borough of Merton, Morden is a town that straddles the urban life of London with the rural atmosphere of Surrey. In this area guide we’ll walk you through all the most important transport links and local amenities in Morden, so you can see if it’s the right area for you to buy in.

What are transport links like in Morden?

Morden has excellent transport links, which is a big plus for commuters. Morden Tube Station is the last stop on the Northern Line, putting you within easy reach of central London and directly connected to stations like London Bridge, Leicester Square, and King’s Cross St Pancras. There is also a regular bus service between Colliers Wood, Wimbledon, Sutton, and Epsom High Street.

For drivers, Morden is also close to major roads like the A3 and the A24, which provides easy access to other parts of London and Surrey.

Is Morden included in the ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone)?

The ULEZ is an area in London where non-emissions-compliant vehicles have to pay a daily charge whenever they’re driven. Morden is included in the ULEZ, which covers all of London’s boroughs, including the London Borough of Merton.

Are there good schools in Morden?

Morden has a range of good schools, both primary and secondary. Some of the primary schools in the area include Morden Primary School, Abbotsbury Primary School, and St. Teresa's Catholic Primary School. There are also several secondary schools, including Rutlish School and Harris Academy Morden.

What is there to do in Morden?

Morden has plenty of things to see and do, especially for families and people who love the outdoors. One of the biggest attractions in the area is Morden Hall Park, which is a National Trust park consisting of green space, rivers, and plenty of wildlife. There’s also Morden Park and Morden Leisure Centre, which has the latest gym technology and a 25m swimming pool, for those who want to stay active.

Residents are also only a short journey away from central London and all of its attractions. The Northern line gives you direct access to places such as the world-famous Camden market through Camden Town, the lively area of Soho through Tottenham Court Road, and of course the iconic Leicester Square.

What are house prices like in Morden?

According to Rightmove:

‘Properties in Morden had an overall average price of £494,766 over the last year.

The majority of sales in Morden during the last year were terraced properties, selling for an average price of £537,166. Flats sold for an average of £300,506, with semi-detached properties fetching £591,644.

Overall, sold prices in Morden over the last year were 3% up on the previous year and 7% up on the 2021 peak of £463,898. ‘

If you're interested in moving to Morden, check out all the properties we currently have listed in the area, and contact our local branch for any information you might need.