How is life in New Malden? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ New Malden is an area in South West London, England. It is located within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the London Borough of Merton, and is 9.4 miles (15.1 km) from Charing Cross. Neighbouring localities include Kingston, Norbiton, Raynes Park, Surbiton, Tolworth, Wimbledon, Old Malden, and Worcester Park. Prior to the creation of Greater London in 1965, New Malden was in the administrative county of Surrey. “

Things we love about New Malden

New Malden has a distinct culture and atmosphere. At Cozee we looked at features that define the area’s vibe like food, nightlife, green space, and more. Whether you love to eat or you love to take part in the night life of a city, New Malden has something for your tastes. Explore spots below to get a feel for life here.

Are there any good pubs in New Malden?

As Londoners at Cozee, we cherish our weekly visits to the local pub. Why not embrace the same in your new living space? We’ve diligently tested and reviewed all the pubs in New Malden – well, not literally, but we wish we had! Here’s our list of the finest pubs in New Malden.

Pub name Name Address Description
Earl Beatty 365, West Barnes Lane Motspur Park KT3 6JF Large thirties pub, opposite Motspur Park station, named after Admiral of the Fleet The Earl Beatty, who was a WWI commander, and subsequently First Sea Lord. There are three drinking areas with a central connecting bar, plus a small side room. The front area (on the corner) was the former public bar; this leads on to a larger lounge area with a large TV above the fireplace; and then the end lounge where the five handpumps are sited. A Dec 2014 refurbishment has led to the removal of the carpet to be replaced by bare-boarding and some flagstones; the dark wood being painted a light “gastro” grey; the loss of the dartboard and pool table (both since reinstated, but the original dartboard frame seems to have been lost); and the replacement of some of the traditional furnishings with tall tables accompanied by tall backless benches. The original oil painting of the Earl Beatty also seems to have been lost. Tastefully refurbished over a six week closure late in 2022, it reopened with GK Rocking Rudolph and Yardbird alongside the regular IPA and Abbot cask offerings and a spacious enclosed patio and beer garden behind the pub extending between the road and the railway.
Bar Malden 1-3 St George’s Square New Malden KT3 4HG Large town centre bar. One L shaped bar with two seating areas, the upper one looking out onto the square and the lower one looking out to the High Street and the passing trains. The interior is quirky and based on a cinema theme with vibrant colours, and classic retro movie posters. TV screens usually show the news. Reasonable prices. Outside seating in the square and on the High Street.
Glasshouse 14 Coombe Road New Malden KT3 4QF Large fronted pub opposite the railway station, which is why it was called the Railway in the past. Inside there is one open area with an angled bar going back towards further seating at the rear. Caters for a more upmarket clientele. Quite modern, but in a smart traditional way, with a wood floor and varied styles of seating. A large mirror above the fireplace. Covered outside booths at rear. Live big band every five weeks. Beer range usually includes local beers.
Grafton Club 36 Grafton Road New Malden KT3 3AA Opened in 1931 as a Gentlemen’s Club and became a Snooker Club, exclusively for men only. It is now a “members club” with no discrimination. Guests may be admitted by members by their countersignature. The front part of the premises is a bar and the rear area has four snooker tables and can be separated by a removable acoustic screen. Live music & open mic evenings from time to time. It is located close to New Malden station, a commuter station to London, so street parking is a problem weekdays 6am to 7pm.
New Malden Sports Club Somerset Close New Malden KT3 5RG Tennis, Squash and Badminton club with gym also
Old Emanuel Rugby Club Blagdons Sports Ground, Beverley Way New Malden KT3 4PU
Royal Oak 90 Coombe Road New Malden KT3 4RD Imposing corner pub dating from 1897, which catered for noblemen and gentry in early 1900’s. The building replaced an earlier, plainer, pub that had been trading from at least 1867. It still has two bars, separated by an open top wooden partition with a low through way. The smaller former public bar has a flagstone floor. The large lounge has a curved bar which leads through to the food bar. Adjoining is a large comfortable seating area, with a raised area by the front window. Several Benskins of Watford mirrors hint at former ownership. Note the etched Lounge bar windows with ‘public bar’ on two of them. At the rear is a large garden and there are upstairs function rooms for hire. The changing beers include local brews and there are also keg beers from the group’s own Battersea Brewery.
Watchman 184 High Street New Malden KT3 4ES Wetherspoons pub in former police station dating from the 1890s. The cask cellar is visible through a window in the passageway behind the bar. At least one guest beer is usually from a local brewery. There is a memorial garden at the front to a local policeman who died in the line of duty. It is called the Watchman because, being a former police station, it had an air raid siren on the roof during WWII. There was a member of the Royal Observer Corps up there with binoculars and when he saw bombers from Germany on their way he operated the siren. You can still see the iron railings on the pub roof where the siren was, but the siren itself was removed in the 1980s. Opens at 8am for food and non-alcoholic drinks. Has a real fire in the conservatory at the back. Accredited for beer quality during 2022 and Local CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2023.
Woodies Thetford Road New Malden KT3 5DX A hidden away pub, not far from the A3 but actually looks out onto playing fields. Was originally a cricket pavilion, but now is more like an Aladdin’s cave inside. With a single bar and lots of sports programmes and oddments hanging from a beam, while the walls are covered in more programmes, sports and film photos and lots of other things. Home-cooked lunches, Sunday roasts plus typical menu. Veranda covered smoking area at the front.

Museums & Galleries in the region

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for New Malden below.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

What kind of restaurants are there?

New Malden is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Al Forno 107 High Street, New Malden 4.3 756
Subway Ground Floor, 111-113, High Street, London 4.3 100
Han Bar Restaurant & Karaoke Apex Tower, 1 High Street, New Malden 4.3 698
Yami Restaurant 69 High Street, New Malden 4.3 895
Palace Restaurant 183 High Street, New Malden 4.3 209
Il Villaggio deli 8 Blagdon Road, New Malden 4.3 69
Treestone BBQ restaurant 71 High Street, New Malden 4.3 356
Ha Ru 50 High Street, New Malden 4.3 268
Cake & Bingsoo Cafe 39 High Street, New Malden 4.3 947
Pizza Express 161 High Street, New Malden 4.3 279
Salt & Vinegar 171 High Street, New Malden 4.3 375
Domino’s Pizza – London – New Malden 15 High Street, New Malden 4.3 138
Nando’s New Malden 197-199 High Street, New Malden 4.3 1353
The Watchman – JD Wetherspoon 184 High Street, New Malden 4.3 1910
K-Town BBQ 8-10 Coombe Road, New Malden 4.3 1582
Chennai Dosa – New Malden 97 Burlington Road, New Malden 4.3 685
Wok Express 31 Coombe Road, New Malden 4.3 121
KFC New Malden – High Street 135 High Street, New Malden 4.3 449
Aroma 95 Kingston Road, New Malden 4.3 638
Glasshouse 14 Coombe Road, New Malden 4.3 545

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of New Malden. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tesco Express 87 Upper Clapton Road, London 2.3 88
Morrisons 47-49 Stamford Hill, London 4.1 2466
Nature 209-211 Stoke Newington High Street, London 4.7 54
Londis N16 76 Fountayne Road, London 4.4 131
Didim Supermarket 101 Upper Clapton Road, London N/A N/A
Kleins Supermarket 113 Upper Clapton Road, London 4.2 11
Elif Supermarket 138 Upper Clapton Road, London 4 225
HATZLACHA SUPERMARKET 76 Lynmouth Road, London 4.8 198
Zaga Supermarket 125 Northwold Road, London 4.5 19
WORLD FOODS (k.superstore) 71-75 Upper Clapton Road, London 4.2 279
Green farm 74 Fountayne Road, London 4.3 9
Egg Stores Ltd 4-6 Stamford Hill, London 4.6 86
Watermint Grocers Ltd 2, Clayton Court, 62 Craven Walk, London 4.6 58
Eren Food Centre 52 Stamford Hill, London 4.5 82
Upper Clapton Supermarket 27 Upper Clapton Road, London 4 23
Lajpur Food Store 12 Cazenove Road, London 4.1 12
Clapton Express 5 6 Station Parade, London 5 9
Luks Supermarket Abney Park Terrace, Stoke Newington High Street, London 2.7 55
Dukkan Supermarket 159 Clapton Common, London 4.5 13
Maury Supermarket 1-3 Maury Road, London N/A N/A

In New Malden, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s best assets is its green spaces. See if New Malden offers room to roam.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

The range of gyms in New Malden

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, New Malden could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

What to do in New Malden

New Malden is vibrant with life, activities and to find out what to do in your area we recommend you to have a look at websites like Timeout. Timeout updates on a weekly basis things to do in New Malden. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in New Malden. Also having a clear view of what is available in New Malden and where is a great way to project yourself within this new area. This is why we created the following map where we gathered all the information you will find in this article.

The things you might need in New Malden

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in New Malden name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Tube & Train stations in and around New Malden

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in New Malden to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
New Malden station, Coombe Road, New Malden 3.7 60

Schools around New Malden

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the New Malden vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Holy Cross School 25 Sandal Road, New Malden 4.1 14
First Class Learning New Malden Library, Kingston Road, New Malden 5 15
Abacus 1 Cambridge Road, New Malden N/A N/A
Kumon Maths & English Blagdon Road, Malden Centre, New Malden N/A N/A
The Geminiani Project 19 Westbury Road, New Malden N/A N/A
CoachPerHour 6 Grayham Road, London 5 1
Christ Church New Malden CoE Primary School Junior Site 86 Elm Road, New Malden 5 1
New Malden Children’s Centre 4LR, Burlington Road, New Malden N/A N/A
Green Lane Nursery 45-47 Green Lane, New Malden 5 5
Christ Church New Malden Church of England Primary School Lime Grove, New Malden 4.3 3
The Study School 57 Thetford Road, New Malden 4.8 12
Wellbeing Meditation Directory Gilpin House, 14 Rodney Road, New Malden N/A N/A
Burlington Junior School Burlington Road, New Malden 4.3 8
Westbury House School Staff Accommodation, 80 Westbury Road, New Malden 4.1 14
Zachorys school for children 28, New Malden 5 1
Kings Learning Centre Kings Avenue House, 2 Kings Avenue, New Malden 3.6 7
New Malden Tamil School and New Malden Fine Arts Academy 25 Sandal Road, New Malden N/A N/A
Pingu’s English School | Global 3rd Floor CI Tower St. George’s Square, New Malden N/A N/A
Fountain Nursery 10 Burlington Road, New Malden 4.8 26
Christopher Marsh piano and clarinet lessons Selwyn Road, New Malden N/A N/A

Health amenities that are in New Malden

We weren’t able to locate medical institutions or stores in this neighbourhood. Let us know in the comments if we are wrong so we can add them to our list.


Post offices in the area of New Malden

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
New Malden Post Office 150 High Street, New Malden 4 263

Other nearby areas

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Whenever you’re not sure about if you want to move into an area for sure, making sure that you have considered your other options is important to confirm a decision or perhaps sway you in another direction. Find some other nearby regions to help you make a decision about New Malden.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Tolworth See the guide here
Worcester Park See the guide here
Lower Morden See the guide here
Berrylands See the guide here
Surbiton See the guide here
Raynes Park See the guide here
Kingston upon Thames See the guide here
Norbiton See the guide here
Wimbledon See the guide here
Tolworth See the guide here
Worcester Park See the guide here
Lower Morden See the guide here
Berrylands See the guide here
Surbiton See the guide here
Raynes Park See the guide here
Kingston upon Thames See the guide here
Norbiton See the guide here
Wimbledon See the guide here

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