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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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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
A genuinely nice town near the border between London and Surrey. It has pretty much all the ingredients - beautiful architecture including lovely old churches; a major high street with most of the top names (eg Waterstones Books); a really good selection of restaurants (including the fab Brasserie Vacherin); a cinema and excellent theatre (the Secombe), and plenty of green space to relax in.
There's not a lot wrong with Sutton
by .l April 26, 2014
Sutton is a town in outer south west London.
It has many districts, such as Wallington and Cheam.
You may have read that it is rather chavy. This is totally untrue, when I stroll down the pleasent high street, I spot many yuppies and indeed posh looking people over 50.
Of course, there are some common people but they are in the minority. Crime is also very low indeed.

Sutton is well known for it's fabulous schools. It has 5 grammar schools, all of which are truely brilliant and one of which is in the top 10 of all schools in the UK. Even the comprehensives are significantly above average, Cheam High School springs to mind swiftly.

As far as shopping goes; Sutton caters well.
It has a large Next, a very large Debenhams, Waterstones, HMV, Costa, Starbucks, Cafe' Nero, BHS, M&S, WH Smith, Clinton cards etc.
It also has a large selection of great restaurants (most of which are near Sutton station) Some of these include: Pizza Express, Zizzi, Il Ponte, Prezzo and Brassie Vasherin which is run by Malcolm John, a renowned chef.

You may have heard of Sutton's fantastic library. It's won many awards and is set on 3 large storeys. It included a childrens library, a cafe, a music and dvd floor and an IT suite. It was built in the 1970's but was extensively refurbished in 2004.

I would certainly recommend Sutton to a friend, or indeed anyone out there who apprieciates a pleasent, good value suburban area with easy and fast access to C. London.
by '` May 24, 2011
Beautiful town in outer London, ten miles from the centre, with its own popular theatre, two lovely town-centre parks, trendy restaurants and great shopping.
Sutton is seriously cool
by .l April 26, 2014
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
Sutton is an attractive middle class town in outer south London with easy access to central London. It has a Surrey post code, but has officially been part of London since 1965. The town has a high-achieving state Grammar school for boys, and a private school for girls. It is a regional shopping hub with major stores and plenty of restaurants and coffee houses.

The town has quite an arty side with a theatre and a lot of outdoor, public art. These include two sculptures, an armillary, and three building-height murals - one of Sutton's twin towns, one a heritage mural mosaic showing nearby sites of historical importance and, last but not least for fans of neo soul, one of Erykah Badu, no less.
Sutton is a cool town.
by .l April 27, 2014
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