Admiral Horatio Nelson called it "dear, dear Merton". Nelson, the most famous former resident of this area in south-west London, lived here in a wonderful estate with mistress Emma Hamilton for three years before his death in 1805. The grand mansion and grounds have since gone, making way for industrial units and housing, but Nelson is commemorated throughout the district in many of its place names. St Mary's church, which in part dates from Medieval times, has preserved Nelson's pew, and the Nelson Arms marks the spot where the Admiral's visitors would enter his estate, past the gate lodge. In the 1600s the farming village of Merton also began manufacturing and printing textiles. The abandoned buildings of Merton Abbey Mills - situated close to the site of a 12th Century priory - are now home to an arts and crafts market, where a historic wheelhouse serves as a pottery and the site's oldest building, the Colour House, stages children's theatre. Nearby, the foundations of Merton Priory Chapterhouse are safeguarded below Merantun Way. Families will also enjoy the various attractions of Deen City Farm and neighbouring Wimbledon and Kingston-upon-Thames, while walkers and cyclists may explore the 14-mile River Wandle trail.
Premier Inn London Wimbledon South *book online*
Old Rutlishians (Rugby Union)
Places to Stay near Merton
Antoinette Hotel Wimbledon (0.28 miles)
Antoinette Wimbledon is the largest and most established hotel in Wimbledon.
All 50 air conditioned bedrooms are en-suite with plasma television, hospitality tray, hairdryer, comfortable beds for sleepy heads, well appointed bathrooms, and free wi-fi acess.
Premier Inn London Wimbledon South (0.51 miles)
Ideally located within easy reach of Colliers Wood underground station. Local attractions include Wimbledon Tennis Court and Lawn, Wimbledon Village, Mordern Hall Country Park, Abbey Mills Market and Wimbledon Greyhound stadium. Central London is a ... More | visit website
The Justin James Hotel (0.90 miles)
Wimbledon Hotel (1.05 miles)
FlexiStay ApartHotel (1.49 miles)
Travelodge Wimbledon Morden (1.75 miles)
There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website