Wimbledon BookFest

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 13TH OCTOBER 2013

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Wimbledon BookFestThe Wimbledon BookFest, extended to 16 days in 2013, has a strong cast of literary and cultural heavyweights lined up this year including author Roddy Doyle, dancer Darcey Bussell and journalist David Goodhart who joins Channel 4's Faisal Islam to discuss his study of the reality of UK immigration. The south west London literary festival has welcomed a raft of top authors since its debut in 2007, including the likes of Salman Rushdie, William Boyd, Michael Morpurgo, AS Byatt and Victoria Hislop. It's a community-driven event which aims to spread a love of reading and writing, and fire the ambition of local writers - young and old. The heart of the festival is a special Big Tent on Wimbledon Common, but author events take place in a variety of venues in and around the local area.

 

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Wimbledon BookFest  Eoin Colfer, photo Michael Paynter  

   
Wimbledon BookFest - Eoin Colfer, photo Michael Paynter

Wimbledon BookFest Eoin Colfer, photo Michael Paynter 

LondonTown.com - Wimbledon BookFest Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Southfields Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Wimbledon Park Tube Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Earlsfield Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Wandsworth Town Railway Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Car Parks

 
Riverside West Pure Parking
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    52-54 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 | 18 minutes from Wimbledon BookFest
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    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £45  33% off
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    London > Events > Leisure  Dates: 29th, 30th and 31st August 2015 - 10am-4pm
    Wimbledon Park, Wimbledon Park, SW19 | 11 minutes from Wimbledon BookFest
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    Classics In The Park
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 11th and Saturday 12th September 2015 - 7.30pm-10.30pm
    Wimbledon Park, Wimbledon Park, SW19 | 11 minutes from Wimbledon BookFest
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    Selkirk Road, SW17 | 33 minutes from Wimbledon BookFest
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    240 The Broadway, SW19 | 33 minutes from Wimbledon BookFest
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    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 35 minutes from Wimbledon BookFest
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    All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Church Road, Wimbledon, SW19 | 20 minutes from Wimbledon BookFest
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    London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
    Wimbledon, The Parkside, SW19 | 31 minutes from Wimbledon BookFest
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    Wimbledon Park Road Entrance, Wimbledon Park, SW19 | 10 minutes from Wimbledon BookFest
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    613 Garratt Lane, SW18 | 13 minutes from Wimbledon BookFest
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    277 Wimbledon Park Road, SW19 | 7 minutes from Wimbledon BookFest
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    93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 2.5 miles from Wimbledon BookFest
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    London > Education > Cookery Courses
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    37 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 | 30 minutes from Wimbledon BookFest
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    12 Putney High Street, SW15 | 31 minutes from Wimbledon BookFest
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    3-4 Woodhayes Rd, Wimbledon Common, SW19 | 2.1 miles from Wimbledon BookFest
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
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