The first proposals for a station on the site of Mitcham Eastfields were apparently in place in the 1930s, but the station only opened its doors to travellers in 2008, giving the district much needed - and long-awaited - improvements to its public transport links. Services calling at Mitcham Eastfields include regular trains to London Victoria via Clapham Common, to St Albans via London Blackfriars, and to Wimbledon and Epsom.
The centre of Mitcham and the pedestrianised shopping streets of London Road and Majestic Way are about half a mile west of the station, along St Mark's Road. To the south of the centre, and crossed by the railway lines to and from Mitcham Station, are the green open spaces of Mitcham Common. The nearby Mitcham Cricket Club is reported to be the oldest cricket club in existence, having played on Mitcham Green since the 17th century.