Sutton is the principal town in the London Borough of Sutton in South London, south of Wimbledon and between Epsom in the west and Croydon to the east. The authority is predominently suburban in nature, particularly in the north of the borough, with some more rural elements towards the south where it borders with Reigate and Banstead. It is one of the smallest of the outer London Boroughs, with the authority covering just under 44 sq. kilometres and with a population of around 215,000.
The town sits, more or less, at the crossroads of the A217 and the A232 which provide the north-south and east-west routes in and out of the town. It is well served by a number of rail routes that pass through Sutton station, which is the town's major station, from where frequent direct trains run to several main central London stations − London Victoria, London Bridge, Blackfriars, City Thameslink and, for Eurostar services, St Pancras International. The station is served by both Thameslink and Southern.
The fastest of the Victoria-bound trains from Sutton station take 25 minutes (stopping at Carshalton and Clapham Junction). As well as these direct trains to central London, there are also direct services to destinations outside central London including Banstead, Dorking, Epsom, Horsham, Leatherhead, West Croydon, Wimbledon, Luton and St Albans.
Local bus services are operated by London General, London United, Abellio London and Metrobus.
Local bus routes link the town with other local towns, such as Wallington, Carshalton, North Cheam. Bus routes also link the town up with towns which are further afield , such as Croydon, Kingston-upon-Thames, Caterham, Ewell and others, including central London.
There are express coach services to both Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport.
Sutton’s 50 primary schools and 22 secondary schools were ranked as some of the best in the country including Sutton Grammer School, which regularly ranks in the top 10% of schools in the whole country and Nonsuch High School for Girls. Both of these schools consistently perform way above the national average and thus, the London Borough of Sutton, as an education authority, is one of the country's top performers.
The library in the town centre is a large and well-stocked library, with may complementary digital services to the printed material. The town and borough have several public art facilities, four leisure centres and four conservation areas.
Road traffic is diverted away from a largely pedestrianised town centre, and there are many designated cycle routes in Sutton, along with links to neighbouring towns.
Also, it is home to the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research, where there are plans to create the world's second biggest cancer esearch campus.
Sutton is well supplied with green spaces. It has an abundance of excellent parks, including Manor Park, Cheam Park, and Overton Park and Recreation Ground. There’s also the famous Nonsuch Park, the beautiful surviving remnants of Henry VIII’s former palace.
Sutton’s main strength is that it gives a balance of rural and city living benefits. It has great schools, shopping, bars and restaurants, as well as being half an hour into central London. It's a great place for families with a good range of houses in safe residential areas.
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