Colliers Wood Removals
We undertake home and office removals in and around Colliers Wood. If you are thinking of moving to Colliers Wood, we hope the following notes will be of interest.
Colliers Wood, SW19 is a busy London suburb with a famous shopping centre and a long history.
The aims of the association are to promote the interests of local residents and the local environment. Membership is open to all who live and work in Colliers Wood and is free.
Merton Abbey Mills
On the bank of the River Wandle it was once the powerhouse of London. Its fast-flowing waters pwered more than 100 mills, that ground everything from flour to animal feed and even snuff. Where it runs through Colliers Wood at Merton Abbey Mills it became the manufacturing hub of the Arts and Crafts movement, producing stained glass, textiles, tapestries and carpets for William Morris and prints for Arthur Liberty printing works.
You can visit Merton Abbey Mills for a historic visitor experience, you’ll find a fully working Grade II listed Victorian waterwheels and a 400 year old Grade II listed medieval building that was converted into a theatre over 20-years ago.
Modern Colliers Wood
Modern Colliers Wood is today best known for its giant shopping centre – now shared by Sainsbury’s and M&S, but famous when it opened as SavaCentre in 1989 for being the largest hypermarket in the country – and for the giant tower block opposite the Tube station, once nominated as London’s ugliest building, and now converted into flats. Colliers Wood Tube station is in Zone 3 on the Northern line with trains to the City and West End.
The Tandem Centre includes shops owned by Next, New Look, Boots, WH Smith, Sports Direct, Clarks, JD Sports, Argos, TK Maxx, Moss Bros and Holland & Barrett.
The Priory Retail Park shopping centre was built on the site of the medieval Merton Priory a major Augustinian priory founded in 1117 and dissolver in 1538 by Henry VIII. Thomas Beckett and Walter de Merton, the founder of Merton College, Oxford, were both educated there. In the 13th century the priory was a favourite with Henry III and became a place where laws were passed and taxes were collected until it was dissolved. The remains of the chapter house, which can still be seen, are open several times a year.
Wandle Park covers areas in both Croydon and locally in Colliers Wood, it covers approximately 11 acres and is bounded to the south by Colliers Wood High Street.
The Wandle Trail
The Wandle Trail follows the route of the River Wandle from Croydon to the Thames at Wandsworth. It allows you to enjoy the heritage, flora and fauna of this typical chalk stream in the heart of some of south London’s most industrialised landscape.
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