Home of the Wimbledon Championships, this picturesque town sits in southwest London. Wimbledon may have gained its fame from the world of Tennis, but living in Wimbledon is just as exciting.
With plenty to see and do, it's a great place to live for everyone from families to young professionals. There's plenty of green space, including the well-known Wimbledon Common and Wimbledon Park. There's historic sights, plenty of culture and easy access to central London.
Want to discover more about what it's like living in Wimbledon? We've highlighted some of the best places to visit in the town so you always have somewhere to explore.
Wimbledon Park Tennis Courts
We couldn't do a guide to living in Wimbledon and not mention tennis. You won't be surprised that there are tennis courts aplenty in this town. For tennis lovers, Wimbledon Park is the place to be. Not only are there tennis courts, but there's also an athletic track, volleyball and cricket.
The public tennis courts are open Mon-Fri from 9am and close at 6pm Fri-Sun and 8pm Mon-Thur. This gives you plenty of time through the week to lace up your court shoes and get some practice in.
Find these tennis courts here
Home Park Rd, London SW19 7HR
Wimbledon Village Farmers Market
Wimbledon Village Farmers Market offers everything from sweet treats to everyday essentials. Grab some local cheeses or pick up fresh fruit, veg and meats.
Shopping at the market is a great way to integrate into the community and help independent sellers. Get to know your local grocers and butchers, or mingle with the other residents.
The farmers market is open from 9am-6pm Monday to Friday. On Saturdays it's open 9am to 3pm and closed on Sundays.
Find the farmers market here
High St, London SW19 5AX
Taking a stroll down the high street you'll be greeted by many boutiques and cafes. One of which is Demitasse, a bright contemporary speciality coffee shop. Not only can you grab a smooth cup of coffee, but it's also the perfect place for brunch.
Enjoy spiced banana and maple syrup french toast or a nutritious Buddha bowl. Their Acai smoothie bowl is a firm favourite and backed full of goodness.
You can find Demitasse here
21 High Street Wimbledon, London SW19 5DX
Phone: 020 8947 5384
Email: [email protected]
Follow on Instagram: @demitasselondon
The Fox & Grapes Wimbledon
When you're looking for a cosy British pub, look no further than The Fox & Grapes. This contemporary restaurant and hotel offers exceptional food and a warm welcome.
Choose from their regular or sunday a la Carte menus and enjoy roasts with a twist. We recommend their Dingley Dell Pork Belly for your Sunday dinner treat.
This is also a great place for visiting friends and family to stay and enjoy a little bit of Wimbledon luxury.
Find The Fox & Grapes here
9 Camp Rd, London SW19 4UN
Follow on Instagram: @foxandgrapeswimbledon
New Wimbledon Theatre
When living in Wimbledon you may want to take in some of theatres finest shows. From musicals, stand up, ballet and more, this theatre is a hub for the arts in the town.
The Grade II listed building is a landmark of the town and was first opened in 1910. The stunning and elaborately gilded Edwardian interior is worth seeing by itself. It's also surrounded by a range of restaurants, so you'll have no trouble making an evening of your visit.
Find the New Wimbledon Theatre here
93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG
Find out what's on: www.atgtickets.com
Phone: 0844 871 7627
Wimbledon and Putney Commons
Wimbledon and Putney Commons total around 1,140 acres of open green space. The commons consist of three main areas, Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath and Putney Lower Common.
It makes for a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and connect with nature while on a walk or run. The space is a protected conservation area, home to many species of British wildlife.
As well as wildlife, it's also filled with an abundance of historic sites. These include war memorials, Caesar's Well and the Wimbledon Windmill Museum. For golf lovers, you can also enjoy a few rounds at the Wimbledon Golf Club.
Find Wimbledon and Putney Commons here
Windmill Rd, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 5NR
The Ivy Cafe Wimbledon
When living in Wimbledon there's no shortage of places to eat and drink, but The Ivy is hard to beat. The perfect place to celebrate or enjoy a special occasion, the food is just as beautiful as the cafe itself.
Open for breakfast right through to dinner, the variety of menus cater for a myriad of dietary needs. There's a special vegan and vegetarian menus filled with amazing plant based dishes. With items like Truffled Wild Mushrooms and Keralan Sweet Potato Curry.
You can book a private dining experience if you have something big to celebrate. The Danby Room is a stunning bejweled private room and you can choose from three set menus for your event.
75 High St, London SW19 5EG
Henman Hill / Aorangi Terrace
Named after former pro tennis player Tim Henman, this grassy bank is a favourite of tennis fans. Grabbing your courtside ticket to the Wimbledon Championships can be pricey, but Henman Hill is here to help. From just £25 you can still enjoy the atmosphere while watching on the big screens.
The hill, also now known as 'Murray Mound', offers a great place to enjoy Wimbledon, especially when the sun is shining. Bring your own picnic blankets or try and grab one of the benches available. The hill gets very busy, especially during the finals, so get there early to get a good spot.
Find Henman Hill here
1c Church Rd, London SW19 5AG
If you're living in Wimbledon, the village will be your local high street. Here you'll find a range of chain stores as well as little boutiques and independent shops.
Wimbledon Village makes for a great day of shopping. Whether you're looking for the perfect present or need to pick up some small bits for the house.
Although you'll find brands like Space NK and Hobbs, many of the shops are boutiques and small brand names. To find mainstream stores, head a little further down the road to the Centre Court Shopping centre.
Find Wimbledon Village here
24 High Street Wimbledon, London SW19 5EA
Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf
Looking for a family friendly day out? Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf is a dinosaur themed mini golf course. Ideal for any young dino fans.
Right on the border of Wimbledon and New Malden, you can easily access it via the Raynes Park station. At the park you can also grab a coffee at their Costa Coffee branch, or a quick snack from their tuck shop.
Find Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf here
World of Golf, Beverley Way, New Malden KT3 4PH
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 02089 499200
Wimbledon Transport Links
One of the best things about living in Wimbledon is its transport links. From Wimbledon train station you can jump on the Thameslink or South Western rail. You can also grab the tram from Wimbledon tram stop right next to the station. Or, get on the District line at the tube station.
From the station you can catch a train to places like London Waterloo, Clapham Junction or Vauxhall. The journey from Wimbledon to London Waterloo takes just 17 minutes or Clapham Junction in 7 minutes, perfect for getting to work or a night out on the town.
Through the District line, you'll have a direct connection to central London. Make your way to Tower Bridge and explore the tourist sights or use it to commute into the city.
Living in Wimbledon
If you’re looking for somewhere with a country village feel near central London, Wimbledon is for you. With excellent transport links into the city and around the UK, you'll be well connected.
Wimbledon is popular with families due to its calm and slower pace of life. With its expansive parks, great schools and wonderful shopping, there's no better place to be.
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