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South Wimbledon is a suburb - also known as Merton - and tube station in South London.


Merton is ten minutes walk from Wimbledon centre, and is most obviously recognised by the busy crossroads at which South Wimbledon tube station is situated on one corner.

Admiral Nelson once had property in this part of London called Merton Place, and therefore a number of roads and pubs in the region (immediately to the east, and much further to the west, in Wimbledon Chase) are named after historically relevant battles and ships. The Nelson's Arms pub is on the road to Colliers Wood.

South Wimbledon station was designed by Charles Holden and was opened on 13 September 1926 as part of the Morden extension of the City & South London Railway (now part of the Northern Line).
South Wimbledon station - not being actually in Wimbledon - was given this name as it was thought that Wimbledon had a higher social standing than its actual location of Merton. On the original plan it had the name Merton Grove. For geographical accuracy, the station was originally named South Wimbledon (Merton) and it appeared as such on early tube maps and on the original station platform signage.


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THE STREETS OF SOUTH WIMBLEDON
Abingdon Close, SW19 Abingdon Close is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Albany Road, SW19 Albany Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
All Saints Road, SW19 All Saints Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Alverstone Avenue, SW19 Alverstone Avenue is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Anchorage Close, SW19 Anchorage Close is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Archway Close, SW19 Archway Close is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Ashbourne Terrace, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Ashbury Place, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Ashcombe Road, SW19 Ashcombe Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Ashen Grove, SW19 Ashen Grove was the name of a wood which gave its name to a farm.
Ashley Road, SW19 Ashley Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Autumn Close, SW19 Autumn Close is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Avondale Road, SW19 Avondale Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Balfour Road, SW19 Balfour Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Barton Mews, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Battle Close, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Bentley Close, SW19 Bentley Close is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Bertram Cottages, SW19 Bertram Cottages is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Bewley Street, SW19 Bewley Street is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Birkbeck Road, SW19 Birkbeck Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Bradshaw Close, SW19 Bradshaw Close is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Braemar Avenue, SW19 Braemar Avenue is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Brickfield Road, SW19 Brickfield Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Bridges Road Mews, SW19 Bridges Road Mews is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Bridges Road, SW19 Bridges Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Broadway Court, SW19 Broadway Court is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Brooklands Avenue, SW19 Brooklands Avenue is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Burgess Mews Wycliffe Road, SW19 Burgess Mews Wycliffe Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Burgess Mews, SW19 Burgess Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Burns Close, SW19 Burns Close is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Carlton Terrace 24a Avondale Road, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Cecil Road, SW19 Cecil Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Chadwick Avenue, SW19 Chadwick Avenue is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Chaucer Way, SW19 Chaucer Way is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Clarence Road, SW19 Clarence Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Cobden Mew, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Connolly House, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Cowdrey Road, SW19 Cowdrey Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Cowper Road, SW19 Cowper Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Craven Gardens, SW19 Craven Gardens is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Crescent Gardens, SW19 Crescent Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Cromwell Road, SW19 Cromwell Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Cross Road, SW19 Cross Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Deburgh Road, SW19 Deburgh Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Derby Road, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Downside Close, SW19 Downside Close is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Dryden Road, SW19 Dryden Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Dudley Road, SW19 Dudley Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Durnsford Avenue, SW19 Durnsford Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Durnsford Road, SW19 Durnsford Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Durnsforoad Road, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
East Road Trading Estate, SW19 East Road Trading Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
East Road, SW19 East Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Eastreet Road, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Edith Road, SW19 Edith Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Effra Close, SW19 Effra Close is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Effra Road, SW19 Effra Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Endeavour Way, SW19 Endeavour Way is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Evelyn Road, SW19 Evelyn Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Faraday Road, SW19 Faraday Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Farquhar Road, SW19 Farquhar Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Florence Road, SW19 Florence Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Gap Road, SW19 Gap Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Garfield Road, SW19 Garfield Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Gilbert Road, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Gladstone Road, SW19 Gladstone Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Gordondale Road, SW19 Gordondale Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Gower House, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Granville Road, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Gresham Industrial Estate, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Gresham Way Industrial Estate, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Gresham Way, SW19 Gresham Way is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Griffiths Road, SW19 Griffiths Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Haccombe Road, SW19 Haccombe Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Hailes Close, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Hamilton Road Mews, SW19 Hamilton Road Mews is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Hamilton Road, SW19 Hamilton Road is named for Emma Hamilton, prominent society model and courtier.
Hanover Road, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Harcourt Road, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Hardy Road, SW19 Hardy Road was named after Thomas Hardy, Flag Captain of the HMS Victory.
Havana Road, SW19 Havana Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Haydon Park Road, SW19 Haydon Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Hayward Close, SW19 Hayward Close is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Holmes Road, SW19 Holmes Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Keats Close, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
King’s Road, SW19 This is a street in the SW19 postcode area
Kings Road, SW19 Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Kipling Drive, SW19 Kipling Drive is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Laburnum Road, SW19 Laburnum Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Latimer Road, SW19 Latimer Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Leyton Road, SW19 Leyton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Lucien Road, SW19 Lucien Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Melrose Avenue, SW19 Melrose Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Merton Park Parade, SW19 Merton Park Parade is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Merton Road, SW19 Merton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Milton Road, SW19 Milton Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Montague Road, SW19 Montague Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Mount Road, SW19 Mount Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Mountcombe House, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Nelson Road, SW19 Horatio Nelson owned the land on which this road was later built.
Normanton Avenue, SW18 Normanton Avenue is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Normanton Avenue, SW19 Normanton Avenue is a road in the SW19 postcode area
North Road, SW19 North Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Palmerston Grove, SW19 Palmerston Grove is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Palmerston Road, SW19 Palmerston Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Pelham Road, SW19 Pelham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Pitt Crescent, SW19 Pitt Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Pitt Cresent, SW19 Pitt Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Portchester Court, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Princes Road, SW19 Princes Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Printer’s Yard, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Printers Yard 90a, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Printers Yard, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Public Baths, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Pugin Close, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Queen’s Road, SW19 This is a street in the SW19 postcode area
Queens Road, SW19 Queens Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Queens, SW19 Queens is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Quicks Road, SW19 Quicks Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Rapid House 52-54, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Rear of 296, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Repair Depot, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Ridley Road, SW19 Ridley Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Russell Road, SW19 Russell Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Ryfold Road, SW19 Ryfold Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
S Park Road, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Shelley Way, SW19 Shelley Way is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Sir Cyril Black Way, SW19 Sir Cyril Black Way is a road in the SW19 postcode area
South Park Road, SW19 South Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
South Road, SW19 South Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Southey Road, SW19 Southey Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
St. Andrews Close, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
St. Helen’s Road, SW16 A street within the SW19 postcode
Stanley Road, SW19 Stanley Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Station Buildings, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Street Mark’s Place, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Stroud Road, SW19 Stroud Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Stuart Road, SW19 Stuart Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Sunlight Close, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
The Broadway, SW19 The Broadway is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
The Crescent, SW19 The Crescent is a road in the SW19 postcode area
The Piazza, SW19 The Piazza is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Tintern Close, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Trafalgar Road, SW19 Trafalgar Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Trinity Road, SW19 Trinity Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Victory Road Mews, SW19 Victory Road Mews is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Victory Road, SW19 Victory Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Wandle Bank, SW19 Wandle Bank is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Weir Road Industrial Estate, SW19 Weir Road Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Weir Road, SW19 Weir Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Wellington Road, SW19 Wellington Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Wellington Works, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Wilfred Owen Close, SW19 A street within the SW19 postcode
Woburn Close, SW19 Woburn Close is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Wolseley Avenue, SW19 Wolseley Avenue is a road in the SW19 postcode area
Woodman Works, SW19 Woodman Works is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.
Wycliffe Road, SW19 Wycliffe Road is a road in the SW19 postcode area
York Road, SW19 York Road is one of the streets of London in the SW19 postal area.



 

South Wimbledon

South Wimbledon is a suburb - also known as Merton - and tube station in South London.

Merton is ten minutes walk from Wimbledon centre, and is most obviously recognised by the busy crossroads at which South Wimbledon tube station is situated on one corner.

Admiral Nelson once had property in this part of London called Merton Place, and therefore a number of roads and pubs in the region (immediately to the east, and much further to the west, in Wimbledon Chase) are named after historically relevant battles and ships. The Nelson's Arms pub is on the road to Colliers Wood.

South Wimbledon station was designed by Charles Holden and was opened on 13 September 1926 as part of the Morden extension of the City & South London Railway (now part of the Northern Line).
South Wimbledon station - not being actually in Wimbledon - was given this name as it was thought that Wimbledon had a higher social standing than its actual location of Merton. On the original plan it had the name Merton Grove. For geographical accuracy, the station was originally named South Wimbledon (Merton) and it appeared as such on early tube maps and on the original station platform signage.
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