Mitcham is located on the border of Surrey and Greater London administrative counties. The area is home to 63000 people and is surrounded by 460 acres of beautiful, green and natural Mitcham Common. The grounds are full of grasslands, woodlands and wetlands, which shelter interesting plants and various wildlife from busy urban town life.
Three Kings Pond is a historical place in Mitcham, just next to town centre and is a proud breeding place for geese (Mallards and Canada Geese), which can be met crossing the main street occasionally halting all the busy traffic.
Historical and beautifully architected Mitcham Library has been built all the way back in 1933 on land donated by a local builder, Mr Joseph Owen. It is open Monday through Saturday and offers books and DVDs for hire. Services, such as photocopying, scanning, fax and printing facilities; study space; computer access to internet can be accessed by local residents.
Another iconic green spot is Mitcham Fair Green. It is not only a destination for dog walkers and jogging couples, but also a reportedly the oldest cricket ground in the whole United Kingdom, which is still in use since 1685. Batters in their white attire can be witnessed jotting the ball around the park nearly every weekend.
Not to forget another great historical place called Mitcham Golf Club. Since opening all the way back in 1891 it is one of the finest green patches in Surrey, which is loved by skilled golfers for it’s natural hazard and challenging hills.
Mitcham is also home to great local residents project called Mitcham Community Orchard. The overlooked patch of wasteland was completely overturned to a beautiful landscape to host barbecues, events and gatherings of local families.