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St Helier - London's home of charity

St Helier is a residential council cottage estate, straddling the boroughs of Merton and Sutton. The area has had a firm link to charity in London since the 17th century, when Henry Smith began donating much of his wealth to parishes throughout London and Surrey. Most of the buildings in the estate today were developed in the early 20th century, designed as a garden city with the help of the landscape architect Edward Mawson.

What to make of Merton

Merton may be one of London's quieter areas, but there's still lots to see and do for the interested visitor. It's home to many of the city's green spaces, with nature reserves such as Bennet's Hole and Cannon Hill Common. The history of the borough is also kept alive with a several well-preserved heritage sites, including Merton Priory and Nelson Gardens. After a little exploration, visitors will find all kinds of hidden gems in Merton.

Soak in a spectacle at The New Wimbledon Theatre

The New Wimbledon Theatre is a popular live venue on The Broadway of Wimbledon. A Grade II listed Edwardian theatre, it holds a significant place in the history of British theatre. Lionel Bart's beloved musical Oliver! premiered here, and today it continues to show many popular live productions, such as the Circus of Horrors, Spamalot, and The Magic of Motown.

Planning a trip to St Helier? Travelodge London Wimbledon Morden Hotel is a 10-minute drive away, and Travelodge Croydon Central Hotel can be reached in less than half an hour.