Local area guide

Living in Colliers Wood

Thinking about moving to Colliers Wood? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Colliers Wood

Why Colliers Wood is a good place to live

Colliers Wood features has a bustling high street with great eateries and a tube station offering easy access to central London on the Northern line.

A stone's throw from the National Trust's Morden Park Hall and Mitcham Common, it has some lovely outdoor spaces nearby for those who appreciate nature close to home.

The River Wandle ebbs through the area, offering a touch of waterside charm in London.

Picturesque parks dot the landscape, perfect for relaxed outdoor strolls.

The streets of Victorian and Edwardian terrace homes often appeal to first-timers and families forced out of pricier Tooting, Balham and Clapham.

What's Colliers Wood famous for?

The name Colliers Wood refers to the woodland once used by charcoal burners, a trade of significance here in the past.

The area also has deep roots in the Arts and Crafts movement because of designers like William Morris and William De Morgan who were based there.

You'll also find the remnants of the Merton Priory, a historic site where Henry VI was crowned in 1437, speaking volumes about Colliers Wood's rich past.

Things to do in Colliers Wood

When you aren't savouring the lovely Sunday roasts at the traditional pubs or feasting on global cuisines at various family-run restaurants in Colliers Wood, you'll find ample things to do around town.

From indulging in the delicious lattes and cappuccinos at the local coffee shops to joining in local outdoor events and performances catered to both adults and children, you'll never be at a loss.

Also, diverse musical events and quirky all-bingo extravaganzas are unique forms of entertainment that set Colliers Wood apart from other neighbourhoods.

For history enthusiasts, a visit to local heritage sites like Merton Abbey Mills can make a wonderful day out.

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Transport in Colliers Wood

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Local connections

Colliers Wood
0 miles / 0.0 km
South Wimbledon
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Haydons Road
National Rail
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
National Rail
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Tooting Broadway
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
Mitcham Eastfields
National Rail
1.2 miles / 1.9 km

Schools in Colliers Wood

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Colliers Wood.

Education in Colliers Wood

Singlegate Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2009)
All Saints' CofE Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Garfield Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Harris Academy Wimbledon
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Sellincourt Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Merton Abbey Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)

Local pubs in Colliers Wood

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  • Holden

    London SW19

    Traditional english pub with antiquity twist. Fun and family place with great banter.

  • Sultan

    London SW19

    South West London CAMRA pub of the year 2004. On the outside a ‘roadhouse’ type public house, typical of the suburban pub style of the 1950s, the Sultan is, on the inside, one of South London’s hidden treasures.

  • Garden Shed

    London SW19

    The Garden Shed boasts two functional event spaces suitable for many occasions.You can choose The Conservatory or The Deck, pre-order platters and drinks and leave the rest to us!

  • Manor

    Tooting Graveney, London, SW17