The other reviews about Sutton seem to have been written by teenagers who have had poor personal experiences of living in Sutton- they 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.  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 Grammar School for Boys 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!

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