New Malden is a popular suburb in the South-west London, included in the boroughs of Kingston upon Thames and Merton. It is 9.4 miles from Charing Cross and the nearby localities are Raynes Park, Kingston upon Thames, Tolworth, Surbiton, Worcester Park and Wimbledon. New Malden was formed due to the result of the railway and it’s now called New Malden railway station.
New Malden has offices of many organisations which includes Nestle Purina and Northrop Grumman. Buildings slowly started coming up mainly the terrace houses towards the north of the station in the late 19th and late 20th century. Some of the homes are large semi-detached and detached ones that were built from 1930s.
New Malden is surrounded to the North by the Coombe hill and there is Raynes Park to the south and to the east there is Worcester Park and Tolworth. New Malden has the Motspur Park, Fulham Football Club and the King’s College London and also has the AFC Wimbledon training ground. New Malden is served by a busy A3 road and a small tributary of River Thames and Beverly Brook flows quietly through the east. The postcode district is KT3.
Locals of New Malden usually prefer going to Tudor Williams which is an independent and amazing departmental store that has been established in 1913 and is loved by all since then. The locality has a chain of fantastic Korean restaurants and Ha Ru is one of the favourite joints of the locals. The Royal Oak pub is a must visit here mainly during the summers.
Hamgipak is a family style Korean restaurant, again a great one. To keep your self fit, you can head to the Fitness 4 Less studio. In New Malden every service is very handy, so convenient to stay here with your family and kids. New Malden is walking distance from Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park. The best shopping arcades of Kingston and Wimbledon are less than 3 miles away but in the opposite directions.
There is the New Malden railway station is served by the ‘South Western Railway’ to ‘London Waterloo’ in Hampton Court, Richmond, Kingston and Shepperton. It is situated in the London Zone 4. There are several trains running to Old Malden from the Malden Manor Railway Station.
There are quite a few London Buses running via New Malden which includes the 213 routes running from Kingston towards Sutton, the routes N87 and 131 which goes through the ‘Kingston Town Centre’ and ‘Tooting Broadway’. The Express X26 bus runs to Croydon and London Heathrow Airport. The 152 bus route runs from New Malden to the Pollards Hill. This town is served by several bus routes including K1 from Kingston and New Malden and the K5 route between Ham and Morden.
Buses from New Malden (pdf)
New Malden boasts of a Korean community, it has got a dense Korean population. Most of the Koreans staying here work for Korean organisations and majority are permanently settled. This area has a lot of Korean churches, restaurants, schools and Korean shops & supermarkets as well. Here you would mainly find a stronger North Korean community.
Education and schools
List of schools include:
- Christ Church
- Burlington (nursery and primary)
- Coombe Boys
- Coombe Girls
- King’s Oak
- Corpus Christi
- Holy Cross
- Sacred Heart
- Richard Challoner
- Malden Manor
- Study School
The New Malden High Street is known for the Korean shops, cafes and restaurants. There is lots of South Koreans staying in this area. If you are looking for genuine English goods, heads to the departmental store called Mace. There are many cafes, shops and ethnic restaurants in the High Streets. The Tudor Williams Ltd is a departmental store run by family and Waitrose is just behind the War Memorial. Visit the High Streets during the Christmas and you would see the area festooned with lights and you can hear the choir coming from the Christ Church School. Some of the nearest shopping destinations in New Malden are Bentall Centre, Pop Brixton, Westfield London, Broadway Market and some more.
New Malden is a blissful place for foodies with lots of authentic Korean joints. Enjoy on the table Korean barbecue, marinated chicken, pork and beef and gulp down with Soju shots or a glass full Makgeolli. Sorabol, Han, Jin Go Gae, Kimchi Village and Yami are some of the best Korean joints. Apart from these you have multi-cuisine joints that are moderately priced, fine dining ones, cheap eats, breakfast special restaurants and local cuisine. The Glasshouse is a stylish pub, a place where you can order the best drinks and enjoy the superb ambience.
Planning a day out in New Malden, there are quite a few things you can indulge in. Isabella Plantation is a wildlife and nature spot where you can take your family and kids. Head to the Richmond Park, Riverside Walk, Hampton Court Palace, Bushy Park, London Country Tours and Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf.
If you intend to enjoy a day out with your kids, take them to Oxygen Free-jumping Acton, Go Ape Battersea Park, Rascals Soft Play, Jurassic Encounter, Hollywood Bowl and The Secret Garden Play Café.The Place The Malden Centre