Wimbledon Common

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Windmill Road, Wimbledon, SW19 5NR
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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
Wimbledon Park Tube Station
27 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Wimbledon Railway Station
30 minutes walk

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    Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel from 44 37% off
    Smuggler's Way, SW18 | 2.4 miles from Wimbledon Common
    There are very few hotels in this sort of price range in London that put you so close to such an attractive stretch of the river. ... More
    Cannizaro House Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 79 22% 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 > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 103 33% 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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    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
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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
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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 > 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
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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
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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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    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
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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
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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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    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
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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
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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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    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
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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
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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 > 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
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    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
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    The Telegraph
    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    Telegraph Road, Putney Heath, SW15 | 16 minutes from Wimbledon Common
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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
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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
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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 > 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
    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
    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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    Firestables
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    27-29 Church Road, SW19 | 19 minutes from Wimbledon Common
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    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
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    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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    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
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    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
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    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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    Petersham Nurseries
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Off Petersham Road, Petersham, Richmond, TW10 | 3.2 miles from Wimbledon Common
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    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
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    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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    Half Moon 2.16 miles from Wimbledon Common

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    WWT London Wetland Centre 2.79 miles from Wimbledon Common

    Take part in the Giant Easter Duck Hunt around the beautiful Barnes Wetland Centre and find the missing ducklings - ...More

     
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    WWT London Wetland Centre 2.79 miles from Wimbledon Common

    Dance classes (Scottish dancing) incorporating jigs, reels and strathspeys....More

    Wild Wednesdays: Wild Wandle (Ages 5-11)
    Kids Events | On 1st April 2015 

    National Trust: Morden Hall Park 3.06 miles from Wimbledon Common

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    Hot And Sizzling Vintage Swing Jam Session
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th April 2015 

    Le QuecumBar 3.57 miles from Wimbledon Common

    Le Q hosts a riotous swing jam session led by James Brown on stride piano....More

    Cameron J Niven
    Concerts | On 1st April 2015 

    The Bedford 3.6 miles from Wimbledon Common

    Singer/guitarist from south London with support from Ashleigh Ashley, Rupert Stroud, Sophie Stokes....More

    Zumba Fitness: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 30th May 2015 

    The Bedford 3.6 miles from Wimbledon Common

    Work out to Latin American music....More

    Pole Dancing: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 27th May 2015 

    The Bedford 3.6 miles from Wimbledon Common

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    Yogalates: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 27th May 2015 

    Chelsea Theatre 3.82 miles from Wimbledon Common

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    Nick Liam
    Concerts | On 1st April 2015 

    The Troubadour 3.97 miles from Wimbledon Common

    Classical music from the singer, songwriter and pianist currently based in London, with support from Hannah Symons....More

     
     
     
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