Mitcham is an Place within the London Borough of Merton. It is centred 7.2 miles (11.6 km) south-west of Charing Cross. Originally a village in the county of Surrey, today it is mainly a residential suburb. Localities within Mitcham adjoin Mitcham Town Centre and Mitcham Common. Amenities complement Mitcham Library and Mitcham Cricket Green. Nearby major districts are Wimbledon, Streatham, Croydon, Merton, Merton Park, Tooting, Morden and Sutton. Mitcham, most broadly defined, had a population of 63,393 in 2011, formed from six wards including Pollards Hill.