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!
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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.
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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!
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Town in outer London, England, near the county of Surrey. Has the best of both worlds - the vibe of London combined with the beauty of England's finest county.
Dude 1: Shall we go London or just chill out in Surrey?

Dude 2: Why choose? If we go to Sutton we can have both!
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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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The town of Sutton in Greater London is a likeable spot to live in or visit. It's good for the arts with its huge well stocked library, complete with its own "Europa" art gallery; its large Waterstones bookshop, arranged over two storeys with a nice little coffee area upstairs; and its own cinema and theatre. Schools in the wider Sutton borough are known for being among the very best in the whole of Britain, and two of the best of these are in the centre of the town. Sutton High Street is always vibrant with its coffee houses with pavement seating, good fashion shops and tons of quality restaurants. The town has good architecture, including plenty of Victorian and Edwardian, lots of outdoor public art, leafy parks and, last but not least, a very good community spirit.
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