- There are an array of events that take place in Merton throughout the year, including bonfire and fireworks displays, Cannizaro Festival, Mitcham Carnival, Wimbledon Music Festival and the Christmas lights switch-on
- For theatre-buffs, Merton is home to The New Wimbledon Theatre, Colour House Theatre, Polka Theatre for Children and Lantern Arts Centre, all of which provide a variety of theatre shows, events, music and comedy performances. The Polka Theatre is one of few venues that is dedicated to producing and presenting work for the younger generation, making it an excellent venue to visit on a school trip.
- Easily accessible in the neighbouring Boroughs are Hampton Court Palace, the river Thames, Epsom Downs and Racecourse and Box Hill, with its panoramic views over Surrey.
- There are also countless bars and restaurants dotted throughout the Borough.
(link for events http://www.merton.gov.uk/news-events/events/eventscalendar.htm)