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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Southfields Tube Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Wimbledon Railway Station
 
30 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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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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London Walks

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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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Near Wimbledon Common
Antoinette Hotel Wimbledon London
Antoinette Hotel Wimbledon
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £53  32% 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  39% 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  22% 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
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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
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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: 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Wimbledon Common
Wimbledon Common London
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Wimbledon Common
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Wimbledon, The Parkside, SW19 | 9 minutes from Wimbledon Common
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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum London
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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
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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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The best shops and markets near Wimbledon Common
Balloon & Kite Company London
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Balloon & Kite Company
London > Shopping > Games and Hobbies
613 Garratt Lane, SW18 | 2 miles from Wimbledon Common
Always dreamed of a private balloon drop with a flutter of colourful creations each bearing your name? Or looking for an unusual décor for an ...More
 
 
 
The Lawn Bakery London
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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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Fox and Grapes London
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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
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The Fox and Grapes
London > Restaurants >
9 Camp Road, SW19 | 14 minutes from Wimbledon Common
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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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Le Club Tricolore London
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Firestables
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
27-29 Church Road, SW19 | 19 minutes from Wimbledon Common
...More
 
 
 
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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Wimbledon Common clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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
 
 
 
Tea Box London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tea Box
London > Nightlife > Bars
7 Paradise Road, TW9 | 3.5 miles from Wimbledon Common
Mostly the pick of London's traditional afternoon teas are found within the city's top hotels. But the Tea Box in Richmond's Paradise Road exists only to ...More
 
 
 
Riverside Studios Bar London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Riverside Studios Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crisp Road, W6 | 3.6 miles from Wimbledon Common
West London's excellent riverside cultural centre offers a cinema, West End standard theatre, cafe, and a comfortable bar with outdoor river terrace under one roof. Situated ...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
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 12th July 2014 

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

Fantastic New CinemaThe Cinema features a 200° screen that immerses the viewer into the world of The Championships by showing ...More

 
Love Shed
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th September 2014 

The Watershed 2.01 miles from Wimbledon Common

DJs Geraldo and Dan Scott play 1980s and 1990s, indie, Britpop and club classics....More

Steve Gibbons Band
Concerts | On 12th July 2014 

Half Moon 2.16 miles from Wimbledon Common

The veteran country and blues-rock singer performs with his band....More

Creative Writing In The Walled Garden
Exhibitions | On 12th July 2014 

Fulham Palace 2.42 miles from Wimbledon Common

Run by Christine Hollywood....More

German Language And Conversation Classes
Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2014 

Donald Hope Library 2.67 miles from Wimbledon Common

Learn how to converse in German....More

The Mississippi Swamp Dogs
Concerts | On 12th July 2014 

The Bull's Head, Barnes 2.72 miles from Wimbledon Common

Six-piece New Orleans flavoured outfit with a riotous mix of cajun funk, soul shuffle, blues and latin rhythms....More

The Mississippi Swamp Dogs
Concerts | Until 12th July 2014 

The Bull's Head, Barnes 2.72 miles from Wimbledon Common

Six-piece New Orleans flavoured outfit with a riotous mix of cajun funk, soul shuffle, blues and latin rhythms....More

Family Fun Weekend
Kids Events | Until 27th July 2014 

WWT London Wetland Centre 2.79 miles from Wimbledon Common

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Glamorous
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th September 2014 

Clapham Grand 3.21 miles from Wimbledon Common

The residents play funky house, soul, R&B and disco....More

Crack Comedy Club
Comedy | On 12th July 2014 

The Grey Horse 3.36 miles from Wimbledon Common

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