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The town in outer London in which the Rolling Stones were spotted by a notable music promoter in 1963 during an early gig at the then Red Lion public house (now the Winning Post) in Sutton High Street. The rest is history.

But, I hear you say, there must more to the town than *just* that. Well, yes: Sutton is just ten miles from London's Charing Cross, and is a very leafy and pleasant place to be. Much of Sutton was build during Victorian times, so the architecture has the character of that era. In recent years there's been something of an influx of young professionals, whose presence has helped lead to the current plethora of trendy restaurants, stylish coffee houses and cool bars, like All Bar One.
PERSON 1: Are there any "hidden gem" areas in and around London?

SAGE: There were a few years ago, and I'd have said SUTTON was one. But it's not hidden any more.
by .l April 15, 2014
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A town very near central London (just under 10 miles) that is cool and trendy and arty, but far safer and more secure than most locations nearer the centre. It is admired for being a very green and leafy town which offers a good quality of life - there are good bookshops, a theatre, an enormous and very popular library, and numerous culinary offerings from around the world. And: being just 4 miles south of Wimbledon, it is very handy for the world's top tennis tournament.

PS The London Borough of Sutton has the best set of secondary schools in the whole of Britain. Fact.
Enjoy life - move to Sutton!
by tennis king is murray! May 14, 2014
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At last a place in Britain that is not overrun by either chavs on the one hand or stuck-up young toffs on the other. Its demographic is refreshingly normal and sane. Everyone seems very happy with their lot, not surprising perhaps, given the very attractive place that Sutton is - the quality of life is high here!
Sutton people are some of the luckiest in Greater London - if not the whole world!
by breathe in the air May 17, 2014
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A nice borough in South London, and the main town within the borough.
Sutton is the most up and coming borough in London.

There's a nice little music venue in West Sutton.
by Hip'n'arty May 31, 2014
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A town that people love more than any other.

location: Greater London, near the boundary with Surrey.

benefits: leafy,cultural, stylish, trendy,arty,great shopping,beautiful parks,fine dining,theatres.

downsides:none known.
I ♥ SUTTON
by .l May 15, 2014
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The other reviews about Sutton seem to have been written by teenagers who have had poor personal experiences of living in Sutton - they definitely have not given a true and fair idea of what the place is actually like; quite the reverse ! In fact, it is generally a very pleasant town within Greater London on the edge of Surrey, about ten miles from the centre of London. It has very low crime levels compared with most areas of London, with serious crime very low - in fact, out of the 33 London boroughs, only two have better (i.e. lower) crime figures. The only concern of any significance is low-level disorderly conduct, and this maybe what the other reviews are picking up on. However, the reality is that this is a well established middle-class suburb, within easy commuting distance of the city.
it is a pleasant prosperous area with a thriving local economy and a reputation for being in the “cleaner and greener” borough with the best recycling rates in London and the UK’s first development of eco-friendly housing. The main High Street has many up-market shops, bars and restaurants such as a really nice branch of Waterstones, the UK’s first ever All Bar One and a branch of a small chain of four really good French restaurants run by the celebrity chef, Malcolm John - it’s called Brasserie Vacherin. Also the area is home to some of the best grammar schools in Britain, including Sutton Boy’s Grammar and Wilson’s. Last but not least, culture- vultures will be pleased about the two theatres, the Secombe centre in the centre of town and the Charles Cryer theatre in neighbouring village, Carshalton, a mile down the road. All in all, a very pleasant spot and well worth moving to!
by '` May 30, 2011
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Lovely area on the outskirts of London with many fine qualities, not least its outstanding schools, its excellent library - the best for miles around - and the attractive high street with its buzzy shops, coffee bars and restaurants. In the - admittedly unlikely - event you should wish to go somewhere else, Sutton's neighbouring areas are pleasant too - Wimbledon and Epsom.
Sutton person 1: Shall we go into Epsom today?

Sutton person 2: What's the point? We've got everything here.
by .l April 28, 2014
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