At the heart of the town is a Cricket Green which has been in use for over 300 years and a designated conservation area which helps Mitcham to maintain its rural feel. For these reasons buyers and tenants are attracted to Mitcham and the property market is strong as more people are drawn to this unique area of London.
There are a wide range of things to do in Mitcham all year round. A particular highlight is the Mitcham Summer Fair – this event dates back to the 17th Century and takes place alongside a carnival, it makes for a great day out for all.
Mitcham has a number of facilities to satisfy most families including playing fields and leisure centre that provides a great swimming pool, gym and classes, badminton, bowls, fencing, karate, squash and tennis. Mitcham is a commuter haven as well as being family friendly, with plenty of green spaces including Mitcham Common, offering football, rugby, cricket and golf facilities.
State Primary and Junior Schools in Mitcham include Cranmer Primary School, St Mark’s Primary School and Haslemere Primary School.
State Secondary Schools in Mitcham include St Mark’s Church of England Academy, Harris Academy and the Graveney School.
Private Schools in Mitcham include Date Valley School and The London Acorn School.
Mitcham has excellent transport links. If you are travelling via train, Mitcham is located in Travelcard Zones 3 and 4. From Mitcham Eastfield you can get into London Victoria in 20 minutes. Mitcham also provides easy access to the underground at Colliers Wood and Tooting Broadway, both are served by the Northern Line.
Mitcham also has a train station alongside the Tram network, from which you can get into Wimbledon or Croydon within minutes. Numerous bus routes operate in and around the area including night buses to and from Aldwych and Liverpool Street in Central London. Road users will appreciate easy access to the M23 for Gatwick and the M25 for Heathrow.