Merton – London’s Country Parish (’til 1900 at least).

What do you get if you merge the municipal boroughs of Wimbledon and Mitcham, along with the Urban District of Merton and Moredon? The answer is The London Borough of Merton. Formed under the Local Government Act in 1965, the story goes that Wimbledon and Mitcham could not agree on the name – Merton was suggested as a compromise […]

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Taking a glance at London’s art galleries

In 2014 London played host to a record breaking 17.8bn overseas visitors – that’s 2bn more visitors than in 2012 when London spectacularly hosted the Olympics! Mayor of London, Boris Johnson attributes London’s success to it’s diversity suggesting that the record-breaking figures are a tribute to “the outstanding mix of culture, art, music and sport” that’s found in […]

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