Home to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Wimbledon is a vibrant town located in southwest London. This beautiful neighbourhood offers residents all the perks of suburban living for all demographics, while also being incredibly well-connected to the city centre. Wimbledon contains vast green spaces, perfect for relaxation or sport, as well as a fabulous range of restaurants and shops, with plenty of charming local businesses and all the most popular chain vendors. In addition to the neighbourhood’s charming historical architecture, Wimbledon offers an extensive variety of modern amenities and recreational activities, from theatre performances to fitness centres.
Since 1877, Wimbledon has been home to the Wimbledon Tennis Championship – one of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments. Every summer, Wimbledon’s buzzing community welcomes fans from all over, as tennis champions from around the world come together to compete at the oldest and most prestigious tennis championship in the world.
Beyond its sporting fame, Wimbledon is also filled with incredible facilities for the entire family. At weekends, residents can visit the New Wimbledon Theatre and catch the latest play, or learn more about the area’s heritage with a trip to the Museum of Wimbledon and see historic items from as far back as 500,000 years ago. Furthermore, Wimbledon is located only 6 miles from London’s city centre and contains the only London station that provides a direct interchange between the Underground and the Tramlink.
To learn more about living in Wimbledon, see our guide below.
One of Wimbledon’s best features is its excellent transport links.
Wimbledon Station connects to the South Western Railway and Thameslink. A trip from Wimbledon to Waterloo through the South Western Rail takes only 15 minutes. The station is also connected to the District line, with easy access to the city centre. Arrive to Westminster in only 35 minutes.
Wimbledon Station also connects to the Tramlink, with trips goings to Beckenham Junction or Elmers End.
South Wimbledon Station connects to the Northern line, with a trip to Moorgate taking only 27 minutes. Wimbledon Chase Station connects to the Thameslink as well.
Wimbledon is located in Zone 3.
Things to do, places to eat & drink
Here are some of our neighbourhood hotspots (with a few tips from a Home Made Wimbledon local)!
Located right next to Wimbledon Station, 601 Queens Road has it all. The restaurant’s contemporary décor, along with its fresh, sustainable menu, provides a wonderful atmosphere for any time of day. From bottomless brunch to an evening cocktail, 601 Queens Road is a great, cosy spot for light bites, burgers, and drinks.
As the name suggests, Buenos Aires Argentine Steakhouse serves some of the world’s finest steaks, prepared just the way you like them. With quality beef and a wide variety of delicious wines straight from Mendoza and Patagonia, this restaurant makes every meal memorable.
Sticks’n’Sushi is a Japanese-Nordic restaurant specializing in meat and vegetable skewers and, of course, high quality sushi. The restaurant offers both raw and grilled options, with a little something for everyone. Sticks’n’Sushi also has a robust selection of desserts, Japanese treats, beers, and sake.
Wimbledon’s most famous attraction, the tennis stadium is annual host of the Wimbledon Championships. With over 12,000 seats, the stadium is a marvel in and of itself. In fact, it’s the only one of the four Grand Slam venues that still uses real grass. Take part in the buzzing community atmosphere that develops during the summertime season, as worldwide tennis greats come to compete for the championship.
Take a breather from city living and stroll down the beautiful Cannizaro Park. The park is filled with landscaped gardens, sculptures, and ponds, in addition to diverse flora and fauna. One of the park’s main attractions is the Aviary, a bird watching area home to canaries, doves, and more.
The iconic New Wimbledon Theatre is one of London’s most stunning entertainment venues. Take a look inside and you’ll quickly see the breath-taking grade II architecture and ornate fixtures and fittings. The theatre presents a diverse programme of entertainment throughout the year, including live music, plays, and lectures.
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Author: Julia Kaluta