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NEW MALDEN is a suburb in south-west London
London
, in the boroughs of Kingston and Merton , and is 9.4 miles (15.1 km) from Charing Cross
Charing Cross
. Neighbouring localities are Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames
, Raynes Park , Surbiton , Tolworth , Wimbledon and Worcester Park
Worcester Park
.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Description

* 3 Demographics

* 3.1 Korean community * 3.2 Other

* 4 Amenities

* 4.1 Notable open spaces

* 5 Education and schools

* 6 Transport

* 6.1 Rail * 6.2 Bus

* 7 Second World War * 8 Notable residents * 9 In popular culture * 10 See also * 11 Notes

HISTORY

New Malden
New Malden
was established entirely as a result of the arrival of the railway when what is now called New Malden railway station was opened on 1 December 1846 on the main line from Waterloo . However, when Queen Victoria visited distinguished residents in the Coombe Hill area, the royal train always continued to Norbiton station where the platform was at ground level.

Building started slowly in the area just to the north of the station, gathering pace in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with two- and three-bedroom terraced houses . Further out are larger detached and semi-detached houses from the 1930s. The name of the road up the hill to Coombe, Traps Lane, is thought to derive from a farm owned by a Mrs Trap. Following the opening of the Kingston bypass in 1927, the farms to its south progressively gave way to suburban development.

Two miles (3 km) to the south is the former village of OLD MALDEN (from which New Malden
New Malden
gets its name) whose origins go back to Anglo-Saxon times, the name being Old English
Old English
for Mæl + duna = "the cross on the hill".

Under the District Councils Act 1895, The Maldens & Coombe Urban District Council was created (the plural relating to Old Malden and New Malden). In 1936 Malden and Coombe was granted full Borough status, with its own Mayor, and had the rare distinction of a civic mace bearing the royal insignia of King Edward VIII
King Edward VIII
. In 1965, the London
London
Government Act 1963 came into force merging the boroughs of Malden "> Kmart, a Korean supermarket in New Malden
New Malden

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames has one of the largest expatriate communities of South Koreans in Europe, and is said to be one of the most densely populated area of Koreans outside South Korea. According to different sources, as of 2014 there were about 10,000 ethnic Koreans in New Malden
New Malden
proper, and as of the same year the Korean population in the area around New Malden
New Malden
is around 20,000, including about 600 originating from North Korea
North Korea
, giving it the largest group of North Koreans in Europe. In the 2001 census, some small areas of New Malden
New Malden
had "Other Asian" (i.e., other than of Indian sub-continental origin, which also included Chinese) populations of "over 25%", though no whole ward reached over 20%. Many of the Koreans living in New Malden
New Malden
work for Korean companies, and they are either permanently settled and formerly expatriate, or they are still expatriates.

The New Malden
New Malden
area has Korean-language churches and nursery schools as well as restaurants and shops with Korean clientele. New Malden functions as the shopping and cultural centre for a Korean population spread more widely across South-West London
London
and the neighbouring counties. The area has Korean supermarkets, about 20 Korean restaurants and cafes, including those serving bulgogi . It also has a noraebang (Karaoke bar), and many other shops. The Korean language is visible on several shop signs. The original Embassy of South Korea to the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
was in New Malden, before moving to 60 Buckingham Gate in Westminster
Westminster
.

Some factors cited in The Telegraph as reasons why the Korean community formed in New Malden
New Malden
included a 1950s joint venture partnership between a chaebol and Racal Avionics (formerly Decca ), Lord Chancellor\'s Walk in Coombe Lane West previously serving as the residence of the Ambassador of South Korea to the United Kingdom, and Samsung Electronics having its UK offices in New Malden
New Malden
until they moved to their current location in Chertsey
Chertsey
, Surrey
Surrey
in 2005. Many Koreans settled the New Malden
New Malden
in the 1970s due to the ambassador's location.

OTHER

There is a Hindu Temple in the Eastern part of Burlington Road.

AMENITIES

New Malden
New Malden
war memorial Main article: New Malden High Street

New Malden
New Malden
has its own sports centre, the Malden Centre, which includes a swimming pool, gym and community facilities. It also runs several adult learning courses.

Beverley Park provides a football pitch, tennis courts, children's playground, allotments and open space.

Tudor Williams Ltd, established in 1913, is a family run department store in the High Street. The company also has shops in Cobham and Dorking and expanded by acquiring department stores Elphicks of Farnham in October 2004, and Knights of Reigate in September 2006. A branch of Waitrose
Waitrose
is one of a number of other well known stores in the High Street.

The local newspapers are the Surrey
Surrey
Comet which has been in print since 1854, Coombe Monthly , and the Kingston Guardian .

A monthly publication, The Village Voice, covers local history, news, topical articles and advertisements for businesses serving the community.

There is an annual Malden Fortnight, which includes a parade showcasing all the local schools and community groups and various other activities.

Each Christmas the High Street is festooned with Christmas lights with its own switching-on ceremony. The choir from Christ Church School, in New Malden
New Malden
sing Christmas carols to the townsfolk.

For a small town it is more than proportionately blessed with winners of the Victoria Cross. Research recently published in the Village Voice revealed the existence of a previously unknown third medal winner – see Notable Residents below.

New Malden
New Malden
has its own youth theatre, the Green Theatre Company, established in 1986 in a converted cricket pavilion at Barton Green. Green Theatre Company

The area's last cinema, the Odeon at Shannon Corner on the A3 has closed and been replaced by a large retail area including several large stores. The other cinema in the High Street (corner of Sussex Road) burnt down on Boxing Day 1936. There was also a silent cinema on Coombe Road by the station, which became the New Malden
New Malden
Gentlemen's Club in 1923; this closed in August 2010, and is now a Korean karaoke and pool bar.

New Malden
New Malden
also has its own "Dino-Golf" course, 18 holes of dinosaur themed crazy golf overlooking the A3. As well as a floodlit golf driving range.

In recent times New Malden
New Malden
played host to the biggest B "Beverley" prior to 2006) * Coombe Girls (secondary; mixed-gender sixth form) * Coombe Hill Junior (primary) * Corpus Christi (primary and nursery, Roman Catholic) * Holy Cross (secondary, Roman Catholic School) * King's Oak (primary and nursery; formerly, "The Mount") * Malden Manor (primary and nursery) * Richard Challoner (secondary, Roman Catholic) * Sacred Heart (Primary) * Study School (Primary)

TRANSPORT

RAIL

New Malden railway station has services provided by South West Trains to London
London
Waterloo, Hampton Court
Hampton Court
, Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames
, Richmond and Shepperton . It is in London
London
Zone 4. The Old Malden area is well served by trains from Malden Manor railway station , travelling north to London
London
and south to Chessington . Motspur Park railway station on the New Malden/ Raynes Park borders also has rail connections to Chessington South , Epsom , Leatherhead and Dorking .

BUS

There are many bus routes going through New Malden, including the 213 route going from Kingston towards Sutton , the 131 and N87 routes going through Kingston Town Centre and Tooting Broadway (and Aldwych for the night bus) along with the X26 express bus to Croydon
Croydon
and Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport
and the 152 route going from New Malden
New Malden
towards Pollards Hill . The town also has a series of local bus routes, including the K1 which goes to Kingston and New Malden
New Malden
Station and the K5 to Ham and Morden.

SECOND WORLD WAR

New Malden
New Malden
suffered damage from German bombing during the Second World War. The first attack took place on 18 September 1940, killing about 50 people and damaging about 1,300 homes. After dropping approximately 150 bombs, German pilots reportedly flew over the railway station at low altitude and machine-gunned passengers as they exited a train that had just arrived at the railway station. Unexploded munitions from this period are still found on occasion.

NOTABLE RESIDENTS

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Notable former or current residents include:

* Cyril Barton – posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross
during World War II
World War II
* Ian Bazalgette – posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross
during World War II
World War II
* Bernard Braden – TV personality, mainly of the 1960s * Jane Campbell, Baroness Campbell of Surbiton – British peer and Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission * Anthony Caro – sculptor, born here in 1924 * Vernon Corea – Sri Lankan TV pioneer * Paul Geraghty – author/illustrator * Barbara Kelly – TV personality * David Kynaston – author, historian * John Martyn – singer-songwriter * Sally Morgan – celebrity psychic medium * October (singer) – singer-songwriter * Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
– actress * Dave Swarbrick – fiddler of Fairport Convention
Fairport Convention
, was born in the town * Max Wall – actor, comedian and entertainer * Jamie Woon – singer-songwriter

New Malden
New Malden
also has links to a third recipient of the Victoria Cross , Humphrey Osbaldston Brooke Firman VC, whose parents lived in Coombe at the time of his death. A plaque bearing his name was unveiled on the war memorial in the High Street during April 2008 and a road in a new housing development near the High Street has been named Firman Close.

IN POPULAR CULTURE

* In the BBC TV
BBC TV
series The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin , New Malden features twice in the list of excuses Perrin made to his boss for his late arrival at work; one of the claims made is that a badger ate the signal box there. * The house on the corner of Dukes Avenue/Howard Road featured in the exterior shots of 1970s ITV series Bless This House , which featured comedian Sid James . * In 2004, Tesco
Tesco
reported that the New Malden
New Malden
store was the biggest consumer of fruit and veg in the Country, in relation to items of fruit purchased per customer. It is thought that the Korean diet contributes significantly to this. * In the former BBC One television series Little Britain
Little Britain
, character Marjorie Dawes hosts weekly FatFighters meetings at a community centre in New Malden. * Mentioned in a mid-1990s MasterCard advert – "New York? The furthest he's ever been is New Malden!" * Mentioned briefly on the radio traffic report in the BBC television series "Outnumbered ". * Mentioned in Stephen Fry's autobiography 'Moab is my washpot'. "I suppose some rat faced weasel from New Malden
New Malden
will be interviewed at any minute to give the other side of the hunting debate" (page 45) * The Duke of Cambridge pub, now a Krispy Kreme doughnut store, was formerly a haunt of the Kray twins
Kray twins
; the heavyweight boxer Sonny Liston attended the reopening night in the 1960s. * Malden features in an episode of Monty Python\'s Flying Circus , in which the "North Malden Icelandic Saga Society" change the script to the BBC's production of the Icelandic legend "Njorl's Saga" to incorporate references to Malden in an effort to attract investors. (Episode 1, Series 3) * In the BBC sketch-comedy series Tracey Ullman\'s Show comedian Tracey Ullman 's OAP character Kay Clark lives with her 103-year-old mother in New Malden.

SEE ALSO

* Koreatown, Los Angeles * Spring Branch, Houston
Spring Branch, Houston
, the centre of the Korean community in Houston, Texas * Maldens and Coombe Heritage Society

NOTES

Wikimedia Commons has media related to NEW MALDEN .

* ^ "Nestlé UK announces Head Office move to Gatwick" (Press release). Nestle.co.uk. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2017. * ^ A B Mark Steel (28 September 2016). Mark Steel\'s in Town:Kingston Upon Thames (Radio). Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames
: BBC Radio 4 . Event occurs at 18:41. Retrieved 4 October 2016. * ^ A B C D Fischer, Paul. "The Korean Republic of New Malden: How Surrey
Surrey
became home to the 70 year-old conflict." The Independent
The Independent
. Monday 23 February 2015. Retrieved on 2 November 2015. * ^ "A Case For Clarification: European Asylum Policy and North Korean Refugees", European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea, published March 2015 * ^ A B C Parrish, Charlie. "Why is New Malden
New Malden
home to more North Koreans than any other place in Europe?" The Telegraph . 6 October 2014. Retrieved on 2 November 2015. * ^ A B Moore, Fiona. "The German School in London, UK: Fostering the Next Generation of National Cosmopolitans?" (Chapter 4). In: Coles, Anne and Anne-Meike Fechter. Gender and Family Among Transnational Professionals ( Routledge
Routledge
International Studies of Women and Place). Routledge
Routledge
, 6 August 2012. ISBN 1134156200 , 9781134156207. CITED: Google Books PT90. * ^ Archived 8 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. * ^ The Village Voice * ^ "Beverley Park". The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2008. * ^ "Recreation Areas and Playgrounds - Blagdon Road Open Space". The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2017. * ^ "Map". Bomb Sight: Mapping the WW2 Bomb Census. Retrieved 20 June 2015. * ^ Gill, Robin. "The First Raid". Malden Blitz 1940: Remembering Our Community Under Fire. Retrieved 18 June 2015. * ^ " B&Q
B&Q
New Malden
New Malden
evacuated after discovery of suspected World War II mortar". Your Local Guardian. Retrieved 18 June 2015. * ^ "They faced almost certain death with astounding bravery (From News Shopper)". Newsquest Media Group. 1 October 2004. Retrieved 14 July 2017. * ^ Tom Barnes (20 May 2012). "Call for recognition for street named after war hero". Kingstonguardian.co.uk. Surrey
Surrey
Comet. Retrieved 14 July 2017. * ^ Waller, Martin (26 May 2007). "Kynaston leaves the Square Mile behind to begin his search for Austerity Britain". The Times. London. Retrieved 20 May 2010. * ^ "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin". Archived from the original on 12 December 2006. Retrieved 27 January 2007. * ^ New Malden
New Malden
Is Bananas For Fruit And Veg (from Surrey
Surrey
Comet) * ^ Krays Old Haunt up for Sale

* v * t * e

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

DISTRICTS

* Berrylands * Chessington * Coombe * Hook * Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames
* Kingston Vale * Malden Rushett * Motspur Park (part) * New Malden * Norbiton * Old Malden * Seething Wells * Surbiton * Tolworth

ATTRACTIONS

* Chessington World of Adventures * Coronation Stone * Dorich House * Kingston Museum * Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames
Guildhall * Out of Order sculpture * Picton House * Rose Theatre * Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University * The Queen\'s Promenade, River Thames
River Thames

BRIDGES AND TUNNELS

* Kingston Bridge * Kingston Railway Bridge

PARKS AND OPEN SPACES

* Bushy Park
Bushy Park
* Canbury Gardens * Richmond Park

CONSTITUENCIES

* Kingston and Surbiton * Richmond Park

RAIL STATIONS

* Berrylands * Chessington North * Chessington South * Kingston * Malden Manor * New Malden
New Malden
* Norbiton * Surbiton * Tolworth * Worcester Park
Worcester Park

PLACES OF WORSHIP

* All Saints Church, Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames
* St John\'s Church, Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames
* St Luke\'s Church, Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames
* St Andrew\'s Church, Surbiton * St Mark\'s Church, Surbiton * St Raphael\'s Church, Surbiton

SPORT

* AFC Wimbledon
AFC Wimbledon
* Kingstonian F.C.
Kingstonian F.C.
* Surbiton Hockey Club * Kingston Rowing Club

OTHER TOPICS

* Council * Grade I and II* listed buildings * People * Public art * Schools

* v * t * e

London Borough of Merton

DISTRICTS

* Bushey Mead * Cannon Hill * Colliers Wood * Copse Hill * Cottenham Park * Crooked Billet * Lower Morden * Merton * Merton Abbey * Merton Park * Mitcham * Morden
Morden
* Morden
Morden
Park * Motspur Park * New Malden * Norbury
Norbury
* Pollards Hill * Raynes Park * St Helier * South Wimbledon * Streatham Vale * Summerstown * West Barnes * Wimbledon * Wimbledon Park

ATTRACTIONS

* All England
England
Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club * Merton Abbey Mills * Merton Priory * Museum of Wimbledon * New Wimbledon Theatre
New Wimbledon Theatre
* Southside House * Wandle Industrial Museum * Wandle Trail * Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum * Wimbledon Stadium
Wimbledon Stadium
* Wimbledon Theatre * Wimbledon Windmill
Wimbledon Windmill

PARKS AND OPEN SPACES

* Cannizaro Park * Cannon Hill Common * Lavender Park * Mitcham Common
Mitcham Common
* Morden
Morden
Hall Park * Ravensbury Park * Wimbledon Common
Wimbledon Common
* Wimbledon Park

CONSTITUENCIES

* Mitcham and Morden
Morden
* Wimbledon

TUBE, RAIL STATIONS AND TRAM STOPS

* Belgrave Walk * Colliers Wood * Dundonald Road * Haydons Road * Merton Park * Mitcham * Mitcham Eastfields * Mitcham Junction * Morden
Morden
* Morden
Morden
South * Morden
Morden
Road * Motspur Park * Phipps Bridge * Raynes Park * St Helier * South Merton * South Wimbledon * Tooting * Wimbledon * Wimbledon Chase * Wimbledon Park

OTHER TOPICS

* Council * Grade I and II* listed buildings * Parks and open spaces * People * Public art * Schools

* v * t * e

Areas of London
London

CENTRAL ACTIVITIES ZONE

* Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
* City of London
London
wards * Holborn * Mayfair
Mayfair
* Paddington
Paddington
* Soho
Soho
* Vauxhall
Vauxhall
* Waterloo * Westminster
Westminster

TOWN CENTRE NETWORK

INTERNATIONAL

* Knightsbridge * West End

METROPOLITAN

* Bromley
Bromley
* Croydon
Croydon
* Ealing * Harrow * Hounslow * Ilford
Ilford
* Kingston * Romford * Shepherd\'s Bush * Stratford * Sutton * Uxbridge
Uxbridge
* Wood Green
Wood Green

MAJOR

* Angel * Barking
Barking
* Bexleyheath
Bexleyheath
* Brixton * Camden Town * Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
* Catford
Catford
* Chiswick
Chiswick
* Clapham
Clapham
Junction * Dalston
Dalston
* East Ham * Edgware
Edgware
* Eltham
Eltham
* Enfield Town * Fulham * Hammersmith
Hammersmith
* Holloway Nags Head * Kensington High Street
Kensington High Street
* Kilburn * King\'s Road East * Lewisham
Lewisham
* Orpington
Orpington
* Peckham * Putney
Putney
* Queensway / Westbourne Grove
Westbourne Grove
* Richmond * Southall * Streatham * Tooting * Walthamstow
Walthamstow
* Wandsworth * Wembley
Wembley
* Whitechapel * Wimbledon * Woolwich

Districts (principal)

* Acton * Beckenham
Beckenham
* Bethnal Green * Brentford
Brentford
* Camberwell
Camberwell
* Canada Water * Carshalton * Chadwell Heath * Chingford * Clapham
Clapham
* Crystal Palace * Coulsdon * Cricklewood * Dagenham
Dagenham
* Deptford
Deptford
* Dulwich
Dulwich
* Edmonton * Elephant and Castle
Elephant and Castle
* Erith * Feltham
Feltham
* Finchley * Forest Gate
Forest Gate
* Forest Hill * Golders Green * Greenwich
Greenwich
* Harlesden
Harlesden
* Hampstead * Harringay
Harringay
* Hendon
Hendon
* Hornchurch * Kentish Town * Leyton
Leyton
* Mill Hill * Mitcham * Morden
Morden
* Muswell Hill * New Cross * New Malden * Northwood * Notting Hill * Penge
Penge
* Pinner
Pinner
* Purley * Ruislip * Sidcup * Southgate * South Norwood
South Norwood
* Stoke Newington * Surbiton * Sydenham
Sydenham
* Teddington
Teddington
* Thamesmead * Tolworth * Twickenham
Twickenham
* Tulse Hill * Upminster * Upper Norwood * Wanstead
Wanstead
* Wealdstone * Welling * West Hampstead * West Norwood
West Norwood
* Willesden Green * Woodford

Neighbourhoods (principal)

* Abbey Wood * Alperton * Anerley
Anerley
* Barnes * Barnsbury * Battersea
Battersea
* Beckton * Bermondsey
Bermondsey
* Bow * Brent Cross
Brent Cross
* Brockley * Canonbury * Charlton * Chelsea * Chessington * Chipping Barnet
Chipping Barnet
* Chislehurst
Chislehurst
* Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell
* Elmers End * Gidea Park
Gidea Park
* Gunnersbury * Hackbridge * Hackney * Harold Wood
Harold Wood
* Highams Park
Highams Park
* Highbury
Highbury
* Highgate * Hillingdon * Hook * Holloway * Hoxton * Ickenham
Ickenham
* Isle of Dogs
Isle of Dogs
* Isleworth
Isleworth
* Islington
Islington
* Kensal Green * Kew
Kew
* Lambeth
Lambeth
* Manor Park * Marylebone
Marylebone
* Mortlake
Mortlake
* Northolt
Northolt
* Nunhead * Poplar * Roehampton
Roehampton
* Rotherhithe * Seven Kings
Seven Kings
* Seven Sisters * Shoreditch
Shoreditch
* Southwark
Southwark
* Stepney
Stepney
* St Helier * Surrey
Surrey
Quays * Tottenham
Tottenham
* Upper Clapton * Walworth
Walworth
* Wapping * West Ham
West Ham
* Worcester Park
Worcester Park

LISTS OF ALL AREAS BY BOROUGH

* Barking
Barking
and Dagenham
Dagenham
* Barnet * Bexley * Brent * Bromley
Bromley
* Camden * Croydon
Croydon
* Ealing * Enfield * Greenwich
Greenwich
* Hackney * Hammersmith
Hammersmith
and Fulham * Haringey * Harrow * Havering * Hillingdon * Hounslow * Islington
Islington
* Kensington and Chelsea * Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames
* Lambeth
Lambeth
* Lewisham
Lewisham
* Merton * Newham * Redbridge * Richmond upon Thames * Southwark
Southwark
* Sutton * Tower Hamlets * Waltham Forest * Wandsworth * Westminster
Westminster

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London
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