Wimbledon Common

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Wimbledon CommonFor 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 get well and truly 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 dotted 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...

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London's Outdoor Drinking Dens

The Hand in Hand 6 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common, SW19 4RQ Get that upmarket village pub feel in Wimbledon In the warm summer months faithful punters from the...

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Wimbledon Common The Ranger's Office, Windmill Road, SW19 5NR Huge, wild common on the edge of London For those who really want to shake off every last vestige...

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Hotels near Wimbledon Common

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Antoinette Hotel Wimbledon London
Antoinette Hotel Wimbledon
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel from 53 42% off
249 - 263 The Broadway, SW19 | 2 miles from Wimbledon Common
Located in south London, the Antoinette Hotel Wimbledon offers comfortable, well-equipped bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. One of two Antoinette hotels in the surrounding area, the other ...More
Cannizaro House Hotel London London
Cannizaro House Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 75 27% off
Westside, SW19 | 17 minutes from Wimbledon Common
Standing in Cannizaro Park this delightful Georgian building is famed for its warm and friendly welcome. Situated on the edge of Wimbledon Common it is only ...More
The Lodge Hotel London
The Lodge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 75 36% off
52-54 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 | 35 minutes from Wimbledon Common
Located in west London's attractive Putney area, the Lodge Hotel offers a superior standard of accommodation, with rooms divided into three categories: standard, executive and luxury. ...More
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Alternative Parks and Gardens nearest Wimbledon Common

Nearest to Wimbledon Common
Richmond Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Richmond Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Park Office, Holly Lodge, TW10 | 2.4 miles from Wimbledon Common
Only 30 minutes or so from central London, Richmond Park is English countryside as you might imagine it depicted in a glossily illustrated Robin Hood story: ...More
Bishops Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bishops Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Bishop's Avenue, SW6 | 2.6 miles from Wimbledon Common
This long strip of parkland running alongside the Thames with views over the river towards Putney gets its name from the former resident of Fulham Palace ...More
Cannizaro Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cannizaro Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
West Side Common, Wimbledon, SW19 | 19 minutes from Wimbledon Common
If Wimbledon Common is too vast and bleak for you, head for nearby Cannizaro Park. This Grade II* listed garden covers 34 acres and is located ...More
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Wimbledon Common gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Wimbledon: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club London
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Wimbledon: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Church Road, SW19 | 15 minutes from Wimbledon Common
The only Grand Slam tournament to be played on grass, Wimbledon is the favourite of many players and a highpoint of the tennis year. Held at ...More
Richmond Park Public Golf Course London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Richmond Park Public Golf Course
London > Leisure > Golf
Roehampton Gate, Priory Lane, SW15 | 33 minutes from Wimbledon Common
Debatably London’s best pay-and-play facility, the two well-established courses in the royal park have long been popular with the capital’s non-golf club members. Club hire, ...More
Putney Lawn Tennis Club London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Putney Lawn Tennis Club
London > Leisure > Racquet Sports
Balmuir Gardens, SW15 | 34 minutes from Wimbledon Common
Head south of the river for an energetic runabout on the courts of Putney. It might not be the world famous All England Club in Wimbledon, ...More
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Entertainment near Wimbledon Common

Near Wimbledon Common
Polka Children's Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Polka Children's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
240 The Broadway, SW19 | 2 miles from Wimbledon Common
The Wimbledon-based Polka Children's Theatre is one of the few venues in the UK which produces and directs work solely for kids. Opened in 1979, the ...More
Half Moon London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Half Moon
London > Entertainment > Live Music
93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 2.2 miles from Wimbledon Common
The Half Moon is a big pub not far from the riverside in Putney. With its own live music room, it hosts an amazing array of ...More
The Bull's Head, Barnes London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bull's Head, Barnes
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
373 Lonsdale Road, SW13 | 2.7 miles from Wimbledon Common
The Bull's Head, or 'The Bull', as it's known by locals, is located in a prominant spot in Barnes, overlooking the River Thames and boasts a ...More
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Sights and Attractions near Wimbledon Common

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Wimbledon Common
Wimbledon Common London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wimbledon Common
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Wimbledon, The Parkside, SW19 | 9 minutes from Wimbledon Common
Huge, 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 ...More
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Church Road, Wimbledon, SW19 | 16 minutes from Wimbledon Common
Visit the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum for the history and background to the world's favourite tennis tournament and one of the most celebrated venues in London. ...More
Southside House London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southside House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
3-4 Woodhayes Road, Wimbledon Common, SW19 | 22 minutes from Wimbledon Common
Secreted behind high walls in Wimbledon, Southside House is locked in the past. Originally a Tudor farmhouse, little has changed since the renovations completed in 1685 ...More
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Shopping near Wimbledon Common

The best shops and markets near Wimbledon Common
Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Wimbledon Park London
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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Wimbledon Park
London > Shopping > Specialists
Wimbledon Park Road Entrance, Wimbledon Park, SW19 | 19 minutes from Wimbledon Common
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ...More
The Lawn Bakery London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lawn Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
9 High Street, Wimbledon Village, SW19 | 21 minutes from Wimbledon Common
Chef Ollie Couillaud and restaurateur Akbar Ashurov, owners of the nearby Lawn Bistro, have taken over the site of the local bakery in Wimbledon Village ...More
Gina Conway Aveda Lifestyle Salon Wimbledon London
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Gina Conway Aveda Lifestyle Salon Wimbledon
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
22-23 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 | 28 minutes from Wimbledon Common
This excellent hair and beauty clinic on Wimbledon Hill Road offers the full range of hair and beauty treatments as well as yoga classes. Gina Conway ...More
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Restaurants near Wimbledon Common

What are the best dining options near Wimbledon Common London?
Fox and Grapes London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fox and Grapes
London > Restaurants >
9 Camp Road, SW194UN | 14 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
The Fox and Grapes London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fox and Grapes
London > Restaurants >
9 Camp Road, SW19 | 14 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
The Telegraph London
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The Telegraph
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Telegraph Road, Putney Heath, SW15 | 16 minutes from Wimbledon Common
Modern European Cuisine...More
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Education near Wimbledon Common

Near Wimbledon Common
Le Club Tricolore London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Le Club Tricolore
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Ballingdon Road, Wandsworth, SW11 | 3.4 miles from Wimbledon Common
Get the kids interested in learning can be difficult, especially with regards to a foreign language. However, if they start at a young age what can ...More
London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 3.8 miles from Wimbledon Common
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ...More
The Wine and Food Academy London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 4 miles from Wimbledon Common
It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ...More
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Wimbledon Common London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wimbledon Common
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Windmill Road, Wimbledon, SW19 | Same location as Wimbledon Common
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 ...More
Wimbledon: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wimbledon: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Church Road, SW19 | 15 minutes from Wimbledon Common
The only Grand Slam tournament to be played on grass, Wimbledon is the favourite of many players and a highpoint of the tennis year. Held at ...More
Cannizaro Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cannizaro Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
West Side Common, Wimbledon, SW19 | 19 minutes from Wimbledon Common
If Wimbledon Common is too vast and bleak for you, head for nearby Cannizaro Park. This Grade II* listed garden covers 34 acres and is located ...More
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Pubs near Wimbledon Common

The best pubs near London Wimbledon Common.
Firestables London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Firestables
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
27-29 Church Road, SW19 | 19 minutes from Wimbledon Common
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The Crooked Billet London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crooked Billet
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-15 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common, SW19 | 21 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
Hand in Hand London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hand in Hand
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common, SW19 | 21 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
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Nightlife near Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Common clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Munki London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Munki
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Putney High Street, SW15 | 2.1 miles from Wimbledon Common
Cocktails for cheeky monkeys are served at Munki, a late night bar offering sophisticated drinks at a 100-cover venue split over three floors and overlooking Putney ...More
Bar Local (Fulham) London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bar Local (Fulham)
London > Nightlife > Bars
2-8 Dawes Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 3.3 miles from Wimbledon Common
In Bar Local, where cocktails are king, there's a decent, eclectic menu of tall drinks that won’t break the bank awaiting you. The house speciality is ...More
The King of Ladies Man London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The King of Ladies Man
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Breakfast Club, 5-9 Battersea Rise, SW11 | 3.4 miles from Wimbledon Common
Now that enough people have successfully found The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, accessed via a Smeg fridge in the Spitalfields branch, The Breakfast Club have ...More
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Meeting venue hire near Wimbledon Common

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Wimbledon Common.
Petersham Nurseries London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Petersham Nurseries
London > Business > Venue Hire
Off Petersham Road, Petersham, Richmond, TW10 | 3.2 miles from Wimbledon Common
...More
Chelsea Football Club and Conference Centre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chelsea Football Club and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stamford Bridge Ground Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 3.5 miles from Wimbledon Common
What a difference a game makes... at the end of 1993, a couple of surprise results lifted the Blues out of mid-table and into the Champions ...More
Southside House London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southside House
London > Business > Venue Hire
3-4 Woodhayes Rd, Wimbledon Common, SW19 | 22 minutes from Wimbledon Common
Secreted behind high walls, Southside House is locked in the past. Originally a Tudor farmhouse, little has changed since the renovations completed in 1685 by ...More

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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum Tickets
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Attraction | Next performance 18th December 2014 

Wimbledon: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club 15 minutes walk from Wimbledon Common

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Cinderella
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The Rollin' Stoned: Rolling Stones Tribute
Music | Until 20th December 2014 

Half Moon 2.16 miles from Wimbledon Common

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Shag Nasty
Music | Until 18th December 2014 

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Aladdin: OSO Panto Players
Theatre | Until 21st December 2014 

The Old Sorting Office Arts Centre 2.53 miles from Wimbledon Common

Traditional pantomime written by Ricky Coussins and directed by Joel Coussins....More

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Exhibitions | Until 18th December 2014 

Donald Hope Library 2.67 miles from Wimbledon Common

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Exhibitions | Until 20th December 2014 

Donald Hope Library 2.67 miles from Wimbledon Common

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One World
Concerts | On 18th December 2014 

The Grey Horse 3.36 miles from Wimbledon Common

An eclectic mix of funk, rock, soul and groove....More

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
Theatre | Until 11th January 2015 

Richmond Theatre 3.56 miles from Wimbledon Common

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The Hot Club Two
Concerts | Until 15th January 2015 

Le QuecumBar 3.57 miles from Wimbledon Common

The gypsy jazz guitar duo fuses classic and modern interpretations of a wide range of jazz and Latin standards....More

 

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Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby
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Barbican Centre

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Apollo Victoria Theatre

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London A Cappella Festival
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Kings Place

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Broadgate Ice Rink
Broadgate Ice Rink
Seasonal | Until 26th February 2015 

Exchange square

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Brew Putney
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