Wimbledon

A smart blend of urban and rural with stress-free commute

Famous for its annual tennis tournament, Wimbledon or ‘WimbleDurban’ as the locals call it is close to and far away enough from the heart of London at the same time.

You will find the same duality within its borders: leafy, tranquil residential zones with vast green spaces and lively, cosmopolitan streets for a good eat-in or night-out - you don’t even have to step out of the neighbourhood for an exciting weekend.

The area is located in South West London, followed by Battersea on the North and Sutton on the South and it divides into Wimbledon town and Wimbledon Village.

Low crime rates and an unlimited number of outdoor activities attract a broad mix of residents, including local and ex-pat families, young professionals and couples, as well as celebrities and millionaires.

Here you can surely make friends with people who came from the other parts of the world, as many South-African, Polish, Irish, North African, Australian and Kiwi people are settling in Wimbledon.

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Wimbledon by numbers

Residents

58449

Average age

34

Restaurants

98

Bars

41

Tube stations

5

Fun Facts about Wimbledon

  • The only place in London to watch a greyhound racing track or a stock car racing is Wimbledon Stadium
  • Originally, local’s favourite sport was the croquet – tennis only took over in 1877 and has been holding its position ever since.
  • Wimbledon Common is home to the legendary Wombles.
  • Wimbledon Village Stables boasts the oldest recorded riding stables in England.
  • Ridley Scott, director of the film Gladiator as well as Will Mellor actor and Jay Sean R&B singer has lived in Wimbledon.

 

Culture

Museum of Wimbledon

Get to know everything about Wimbledon and view how it changed over time.

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The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

The history of tennis, alongside famous tennis icon’s personal sports equipment.

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Southside House

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Wimbledon Windmill Museum

The history of windmills told from ancient times up until today. Don’t forget to visit the Windmill Tea Rooms at the end of the tour!

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New Wimbledon Theatre

Built in the Edwardian era, the theatre brings on stage plays, comedies, dramas and musicals, including Cats or Shrek The Musical.

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HMV Curzon Cinema

Shows a collection of the best blockbusters and award-winning niche films from all around the world.

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Buddhapadipa Temple

Visit the UK’s first Thai Buddhist monastery to learn about Buddhism and get inspired by the spiritual atmosphere of the venue.

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Merton Abbey Mills

A market promoting arts and crafts with special deals in every weekend.

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Wimbledon Free Public Library

A beautifully preserved old library with special collections in many languages.

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Restaurants

The White Onion

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Bayee Village

On of locals’ favourite Chinese restaurant for more than 40 years.

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Bars & Pubs

Rose & Crown

A dog friendly, more than 500 years old traditional pub in Wimbledon Village.

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Terrace

Draught beers and craft cocktails, as well as a late bar entice a large regular audience to this bar.

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Parks & Nature

Wimbledon Common

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Cannizaro Park

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Sports & Recreation

The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Since in Wimbledon, tennis should be the first sport to mention. You can learn and play it in this club.

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Wimbledon Village Stables

Learn to ride a horse in the oldest stables of England.

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Nuffield Health

Gym, exercise classes, spinning, swimming pool and a wellness department offer a comprehensive refreshment programme for your body here.

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Wimbledon Leisure Centre

Gym, Aerobics Studio, Swimming Pool and Spa, operated by Merton Council.

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Shopping

Waitrose Wimbledon

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Mark & Spencer Wimbledon Simply Food

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Morrisons Wimbledon

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Sainsbury’s Wimbledon Superstore

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Transport

Wimbledon Tube and Rail Station

District line + South West Trains + Thameslink | Zone 3
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Wimbledon Park

District line | Zone3
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Wimbledon South

Northern Line | Zone 3+4
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Southfields

District Line | Zone 3
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Medical Treatment

Francis Grove Surgery

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The Church Lane Practice

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V Sharma

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