Where to eat:
Wimbledon Village has a plethora of eateries depending on your mood, including The Ivy Café which has recently opened in the Village and is very popular with the locals, the Fox and Grapes gastro pub located on Wimbledon Common, Cote on Wimbledon Village High Street is great for lunch and dinners as well as many other country style pubs, modern burger restaurants and several coffee shops and cafes.
Where to drink:
The Village is home to some great country style and gastro pubs all of which have a good mixture of craft beers and fine wines. The newly re-formed Wimbledon Brewery also supply to some of the local drinking holes. If you fancy a cocktail, Hemingways is where you want to be.
Wimbledon has two popular theatres, The New Wimbledon Theatre and the Polka Theatre, 12 screen Odeon cinema complex, HMV Curzon cinema and you are a short bus ride to one of London’s longest running and most respected live music venues, The Half Moon in Putney where some of the world’s most popular bands have performed including The Rolling Stones and The Who.
Sports & Leisure
Wimbledon benefits from a number of different sporting activities and clubs including riding schools, tennis clubs, golf clubs and leisure centres including Virgin Active in the town centre and the Kings Club. Wimbledon Common is perfect for personal training sessions, joggers, dog walking and cyclists.
Wimbledon town supplies the main shopping area, with Centre Court shopping centre just outside the station. Wimbledon Village also provides an ecclectic variety of boutiques and independent clothes shops along with some high street favourites.
Parks & Green Spaces
Historic Wimbledon Common is one of the more notable large green spaces in the area comprising 1,200 acres and home to The Wombles and is one of the settings in H.G. Wells’ ‘The War of the Worlds’. The Common is perfect for many leisure activities and is popular with joggers, cyclists and dog walkers as well as an ideal setting for rounder’s games and picnics in the Summer. South Park Gardens in Wimbledon town centre is another well landscaped open space.
Underground: District Line in Wimbledon, Northern Line in South Wimbledon
Overground: Wimbledon mainline station – 17 minutes to London Waterloo
Bus routes: 200, 93, 57 and 131
Car: Easy access to the A3, short drive to Putney, Richmond and Kingston
One of the many reasons Wimbledon is popular is due to the many outstanding schools in both the private and public sector. Seven 5* Ofsted rated primary schools in the area including Bishop Gilpin Primary School, Dundonald Primary School and Wimbledon Chase Primary School. Five 5* Ofsted rated secondary schools in the area including Ursuline High School. The nearest universities are Kingston University and Roehampton University.