London borough of Murrayton: Merton changes its name to celebrate Andy’s historic victory


Thousands flocked to Wimbledon Piazza to watch the match.


By SWLondoner staff

Merton is celebrating Andy Murray’s historic Wimbledon win today by renaming itself the London Borough of Murrayton.

Thousands packed into Wimbledon town centre yesterday to watch Murray beat Djokovic and become the first men’s singles champion for 77 years.

Morrisons on the piazza, which changed its name to Murrisons on the first day of the tournament, yesterday became Murriwins after the momentous victory.

And today the council decided to celebrate by changing its name in honour of the great occassion.

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 championfor 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.”

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