The leafy village in the borough of Sutton. It has the Lumley Chapel and the Whitehall Gallery a beautiful 16th century building full of charm with its exposed timbers. Cheam also backs onto Nonsuch Park, which Henry VIII built a palace which was never finished and later pulled down. A great gothic building Nonsuch Park House is in the park.
Tony Handcocks programe Handcocks Half Hour used Station Approach Cheam the address as fictional base for his comedy program.
Cheams most famous pupil must be Prince Philip who attended Cheam School.
By Paul Cassar