Merton Council renames borough following historic Wimbledon win
There’s a new borough in London today, as Merton Council is renamed the ‘London Borough of Murrayton’ to mark Andy Murray’s historic Wimbledon win.
Visitors to the civic centre will be welcomed to the ‘London Borough of Murrayton’, the host borough to the world famous Wimbledon Tennis Championships which sees over 500,000 tennis fans visit London’s most famous postcode, SW19, every year.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “As home to the Wimbledon Championships we want to show our appreciation and congratulate Andy Murray for being the first Wimbledon men’s singles champion for 77 years – naming ourselves ‘Murrayton’ for a day is a fitting way to do that.
“We are proud of our connection with the All England Club which we support every year to put on the most famous tennis tournament in the world. Being home to Wimbledon has also had a positive impact on our children with local school, Bishop Gilpin, winning the Mini Tennis at the London Youth Games last week.
“Last month, we won Best Achieving Council in the country. Now we are proud to welcome people to the London Borough of Murrayton, the home of one of the great British sporting moments of all time.”