Cheam is a medium sized suburban village located in the London Borough of Sutton, on the boundary of Surrey and Greater London. The present population is approximately 9,500, the first ever census in 1801 put that figure at 616 but Cheams history dates back much further and was mentioned in the Domesday Book. This book was drawn up on the orders of King William 1 in 1085-6 and it describes in great detailthe landholdings and resources of late 11th-century England. Cheams past is also associated with other royalty, King Henry Viii built Nonsuch Palace in 1543, which was later knocked down and was rebuilt as Nonsuch Mansion. Prince Philip also attended Cheam school, which was originally located in Whitehall, Cheam Village, built around 1500. This was then relocated to Tabor Court between 1719 and 1934, after which it moved to Headley in Hampshire.

Today Cheam is a bustling, thriving commercial village, full of many independent establishments and some well known high street shops. There are many well established restaurants offering cuisines from all over the world from an American styled burger bar to fine Thai cuisine.

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