Cheam is a large suburban village in the London Borough of Sutton, located just inside the southern boundary of Greater London where it meets Surrey. It is divided into three main areas: North Cheam, South Cheam and Cheam Village. North Cheam includes more retail shops supermarkets and pubs flanked my mainly 1930s housing. Cheam Village has small specialist shops, pubs and restaurants with a variety of housing and agencies for aid, whilst South Cheam boasts some very smart residences.
Transport in Cheam
Transport links are good with trains running from Victoria and London Bridge passing through the village 30 minutes later (Cheam is in Zone 5) as well as regular bus services travelling a number of routes throughout the area – including to Morden at the start of the Northern Line. North Cheam is even served by night buses from central London.
Like much of the local area Cheam boasts some really good schools for children of all ages and including Nonsuch High School for Girls – one of the country’s few remaining grammar schools, which now includes a David Lloyd Leisure Centre. Cheam was also the original home of Cheam School, which was attended by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Other famous ‘residents’ have included renowned environmentalist Professor David Bellamy OBE, performer Sir Harry Secombe, comedian Tony Hancock, DJ Jeremy Vine and ex-England cricketer Alec Stewart.
Cheam Leisure Centre, on Malden Road, offers good facilities including a 30m x 12m swimming pool squash courts and gym, while for those preferring to exercise in the fresh air there is the lovely Nonsuch Park in which to walk or run. The park includes a well equipped children’s playground on the outskirts of Cheam Village.