Colliers Wood SW19, is an area in south west London with excellent commuter links into central London. The tube station, which is grade 2 listed, opened in September 1926 and saw 6.31 million people board its trains in 2014. July 2010 saw the first Barclays Cycle Superhighway opened, with a continuous bicycle lane known as CS7 which links Colliers Wood with Southwark Bridge in the centre of London.
The borough takes its name from a wood that stood to the East of Colliers Wood High Street, approximately where Warren, Malbourgh and Birdhurst Roads are and remained until the 1870’s.
Colliers Wood is home to three parks: a recreation ground, the National Trust-owned Wandle Park, which covers an area of approximately 11 acres, and the Wandle Meadow Nature Park.
The area is rich in history! Not only can this be seen in the beautiful period properties but in Merton Abbey Mills which is home to the 12th century medieval ruin Merton Priory, which saw Henry VI crowned King of England. The site was acquired by the famous textile designer William Morris in 1881 and later Liberty & Co. Merton Abbey Mills has now been converted and plays host to arts, crafts and an artisan food market. The site makes for wonderful walks along the river as well offering a variety of live music events and family fun days in the spring and summer.
Colliers Wood is an up and coming area that already boasts a large variety of shops, bars and restaurants. These include the Tandem Centre and Priory Retail Park offering a selection of popular high street brands. The high street has many pubs to quench your thirst including the well known Charles Holden pub which is located opposite the Tube Station and Ellison's Office. The pub takes its name from the architect that designed Colliers Wood tube station
Colliers Wood is currently under going a massive regeneration programme with the Colliers Wood Tower being completely changed with design led cool exterior and 160 phased luxury flats being built inside. The ground floor of the building will play host to a brand new gym and a Waitrose.