A Short Guide to St. Helier

Shuahra Rahman

by Shuahra Rahman

07/01/2021, in Main Blog | Sutton & Kingston Blog

St. Helier is a comprehensive suburb that young families are increasingly attracted to, but why are they moving here? This short guide will give insight into St. Helier and why the area’s gaining that allure factor.

Our knowledgeable residential architect, local to St. Helier,  Shuahra Rahman, shares the details.

Here’s a Short History About St. Helier

St. Helier Estate was developed in the 1930s due to inner-city London residents needing rehousing after their properties began facing dilapidation post-WWI. The award-winning architect, Edward Prentice Mawson, took the helm of the project with the ambition of developing the estate into a spacious, green-filled suburb for idyllic family living.

The inspiration behind the estate’s layout came from the already existing Merton Park suburb, finding success as a fashionable residential area for middle-class families. Mawson wanted to recreate this concept for relocating working-class families.

St. Helier’s intrigue comes from how the area was meticulously planned rather than most London suburbs we see today. From the 1930s on, the suburb saw increased development and popularity from young, smaller families aligned with its design intentions.

The spaciousness, the amenities, and the excellent value homes have been a driving factor for moves to the area, retaining its allure even today.

An Overview of the St. Helier Area

St. Helier is found between the London Boroughs of Merton and Sutton, where it houses a growing number of young families, urban professionals, and retirees. There is a close proximity to London while still maintaining a ‘village’ aesthetic and lifestyle.

Find below an overview of the most prominent features of the St. Helier area.


St. Helier consists of mainly two and three-bedroom homes with mixed architectural styles. The houses feature red-brick, Georgian-style exteriors with some Tudor-Esque aesthetics and art deco influence on the windows.

The amalgamation of styles falls in line with the design intentions of the estate. It incorporates elements from a design that was influential in the 1930s period. Arguably, St. Helier homes are some of the most unique properties in the Greater London area, given their non-contemporary builds.


The estate area features good schools to accommodate the education needs of young families. Education in St. Helier includes St. Theresa’s RC Primary School, The Harris Academy Merton, and Malmesbury School.


St. Helier followed the concept of a more spacious, green area for families to enjoy, and the local amenities followed suit. The Morden Recreation Ground provides the most significant number of leisure activities, including tennis courts, football pitches, and children’s playgrounds.

There are also several activity centres and easy access to shops, bars, restaurants, and other amenities in the surrounding area.


Transport options are plenty in St. Helier to easily connect residents to the local amenities and routes to Central London. Bus coverage is comprehensive, bridging people to Morden, Sutton, Carshalton, Wallington, etc.

Morden Underground Station is a significant transport hub that will quickly get residents to Wimbledon and Central London.

Why Are Families Moving to St. Helier?

St. Helier today is offering the best value for money in the Greater London region for young families. Buyers can enjoy two-to-three bedroom family homes, spacious and leisurely activities for children, gardens, and access to London for professionals.

It’s an idyllic solution to raising a family and enjoying the quality of life in a ‘garden suburb.’

If You’re Thinking of a Move, Contact Our Residential Architect around St. Helier

If you think St. Helier might be your next move, you can tailor your new home to your standards. Contact our residential architect around St. Helier,  Shuahra Rahman, who understands how to make local properties your own.