Wimbledon Common  

Wimbledon, The Parkside, SW19 4UE



Wimbledon CommonHuge, wild common on the edge of London.

For those who really want to shake off every last vestige of the city and head for an endearing village location, Wimbledon Common is ideal. This huge area of open heath and woodland spreads out over two miles (1140 acres) and is riddled with rambling paths and bridleways. Most of the common has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation, which makes it a great place to well and truly get back to nature. Stag beetles, in particular, thrive in the bogs and well-established woods. Near the middle of the common a windmill, dating from 1817, marks the spot where Baden-Powell wrote part of 'Scouting for Boys'. It’s now a small museum. Some nice old pubs are vdotted around the edge of the common, while Wimbledon Village with its quaint pubs, thriving delicatessens, antique shops and independent boutiques is just a short walk away. This is a great space for a relaxed stroll or a gentle horse-ride but most importantly Wimbledon Common is synonymous with the home of The Wombles - author Elizabeth Beresford's fictional litter collecting characters. See if you can spot any...

Best for:
Beetles, bridleways, windmills and wombles.

Did you know?
A school football team who played on the common in the 19th century went on to become Wimbledon F.C.


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Wimbledon Tube Station
22 minutes walk
Wimbledon Park Tube Station
25 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Wimbledon Railway Station
22 minutes walk

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Restaurants near Wimbledon Common

What are the best dining options near Wimbledon Common London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fox and Grapes
London > Restaurants >
9 Camp Road, SW194UN | 6 minutes from Wimbledon Common
Wimbledon is rather fortunate in acquiring a gastro pub owned by Michelin starred chef Claude Bois and his brother Cedric who runs the day to day ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fox and Grapes
London > Restaurants >
9 Camp Road, SW19 | 6 minutes from Wimbledon Common
Following on from the success of much-loved restaurant Hibiscus, Claude Bosi is now trying his hand at the pub scene with The Fox and Grapes, just ... More
CAU Wimbledon
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
33 High Street, Wimbledon, South West London, SW19 | 8 minutes from Wimbledon Common
Our beef is just the beginning....... More

Pubs near Wimbledon Common

The best pubs near London Wimbledon Common.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crooked Billet
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-15 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common, SW19 | 12 minutes from Wimbledon Common
In the warm summer months faithful punters from The Crooked Billet buy their pints before crossing the road to drink on the large swathe of grass ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hand in Hand
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common, SW19 | 12 minutes from Wimbledon Common
This great little rustic pub in Wimbledon Village on the edge of the common is a welcoming place with honest bar food - pies are a ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Swan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
89 Ridgway, Wimbledon, SW19 | 14 minutes from Wimbledon Common
The Swan is a traditional British pub in Wimbledon with a welcoming atmosphere and a menu of British pub food classics like hand-battered fish and chips, ... More

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