Wimbledon Area Guide

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Wimbledon is a vibrant and leafy district in South West London sitting between Kingston, Putney, and Morden in the London Borough of Merton.

Wimbledon is a place rich in history, having been inhabited since at least the Iron Age.  It maintained a steady rural population until the opening of Wimbledon Train Station in 1838 and subsequent rail expansion has led to rapid growth and expansion into the lively place it is today. Wimbledon is most famous for the Wimbledon Championships, held since 1877 and one of the biggest annual tennis tournaments in the world.

Tennis is not the only thing Wimbledon has to offer, however. The district features multiple theatres and cinemas, a library, hospital, and local football club AFC Wimbledon among its offerings, as well as a leisure centre, gyms, and plenty of shops including a shopping centre and a department store.

Wimbledon also enjoys the benefit of bountiful green spaces, featuring multiple parks in close proximity along with the expansive Wimbledon Common which boasts the largest area of heathland in London.

Excellent transport links are also an integral part of Wimbledon. There are multiple rail and underground stations which reach Waterloo in less than 20 minutes, while the District and Northern Lines provide swift and convenient access to the heart of London. The area is also served by numerous buses as well as trams, and road connections provide easy access to the M25 via the nearby A3.

Wimbledon has a large number of professionals and families, excellent local schools and a low crime rate. These factors, alongside the numerous green spaces, plentiful amenities and strong travel links, make Wimbledon a fantastic place to live.

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Property Types

Wimbledon is home to a rich tapestry of architectural styles, ranging from charming Victorian and Edwardian terraces to contemporary and luxurious flats. The illustrious Wimbledon Village, renowned as the setting for the annual Tennis Championships, and the Common, are particularly noted for their grand and prestigious residences. A shining beacon of Victorian architecture, The Great Hall at King's College School in Wimbledon Village, is a testament to the district's historical appeal.

Wimbledon's residential landscape is predominantly dominated by elegant Victorian villas and expansive townhouses with four and five bedrooms, together with robust terraces, constructed post-1938 following the railway's introduction to cater to a burgeoning middle class. An artistic hub in Merton Park, showcasing an array of Arts and Crafts properties, owes its inception to John Innes, who, in 1868, envisioned and created a garden suburb to augment the picturesque scenery.

Nestled discreetly behind the terraces encircling Wimbledon Park, you'll discover a unique Grade II listed glass and steel property, the brainchild of Richard Rogers. However, this is not the only example of modern architecture within the area. There is a noticeable uptick in innovative design and construction, with bespoke luxury homes and several larger projects on the rise, augmenting Wimbledon's reputation as a location of architectural diversity and appeal.

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Wimbledon's amenities, job opportunities, green spaces, desirable postcode and historical & cultural associations make this a desirable place to live for families, professionals and central London commuters. Rental prices in the current market reflect this, however there are still some budget properties available.

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Nearby areas for consideration

  • Battersea
  • Wandsworth
  • Richmond
  • Putney
  • Clapham
  • Streatham
  • Kingston
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Local schools

  • All Saints Primary School (primary)
  • Bishop Gilpin Church of England Primary School (primary)
  • Dundonald Primary School (primary)
  • Garfield Primary School (primary)
  • Hollymount Primary School (primary)
  • Hold Trinity Church of England Primary School (primary)
  • Merton Abbey Primary School (primary)
  • Park Academy (primary)
  • Pelham Primary School (primary)
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School (primary)
  • The Priory Church of England Primary School (primary)
  • Wimbledon Chase Primary School (primary)
  • Wimbledon Park Primary School (primary)
  • Donhead Preparatory School (primary)
  • The Rowans School (primary)
  • The Study Preparatory School (primary)
  • The Ursuline Preparatory School (primary)
  • Willington Independent Preparatory School (primary)
  • Wimbledon Common Preparatory School “Squirrels” (primary)
  • Hall School Wimbledon (primary + secondary)
  • King’s College School (primary + secondary)
  • Wimbledon High School (primary + secondary)
  • The Norwegian School in London (Norwegians)
  • Harris Academy Wimbledon (secondary)
  • Ricards Lodge High School (secondary)
  • Rutlish School (secondary)
  • Ursuline High School (secondary)
  • Wimbledon College (secondary)
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Local Authority

Merton Borough Council

Council Tax

Up to date council tax information can be found here

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Transport

Rail:

Overground

Wimbledon Station. Frequent services with trains reaching Waterloo in <20 minutes, Clapham Junction in <10 minutes, Vauxhall in <15 minutes, Kingston in 5 minutes, Guilford in 45 minutes, King’s Cross St Pancras in <60 minutes

Providers: South Western Railway, Thameslink, Tramlink - Zone 3

Wimbledon Chase Station. Thameslink trains to central London. King’s Cross St Pancras in <60 minutes

Provider: Thameslink - Zone 3

Underground:

Wimbledon Station and Wimbledon Park Station. District Line. Victoria in 25 minutes -Zone 3

South Wimbledon Station. Northern Line. King’s Cross St Pancras in 30 minutes. Euston in 35 minutes - border of Zones 3 and 4.

Bus: Nearly a dozen buses run through Wimbledon, allowing easy access to most of South West London. Buses reach Kingston in 30 minutes, Clapham Junction in 35 minutes, and Vauxhall in less than 1 hour. There is also a night bus that runs all the way from Aldwych to Wimbledon through Charing Cross, Westminster, Vauxhall, and Clapham Junction, so it is always possible to get home from central London at any time.

Road: With fantastic connections to Central London, Surrey, and the M25 via the A3 (<10 minutes’ drive), Wimbledon offers excellent mobility by road.

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Amenities

Wimbledon hosts a large variety of amenities, ensuring that practically any need is catered to. The town features three different theatre spaces; the New Wimbledon Theatre, New Wimbledon Theatre Studio, and the Polka Theatre. There are also two cinemas, an Odeon and a Curzon,  and a library for those interested in arts and literature.

Wimbledon also provides for the sport and activity inclined, of which attending the Wimbledon Championships must surely rank highly. The tournament takes place over two weeks every summer, and with nearly 700 matches played across the fortnight there’s plenty of action to see. For those more inclined towards other sports, Wimbledon also has a professional football club, AFC Wimbledon, who have their home stadium in the district with a dedicated group of supporters.

Wimbledon also has plentiful options for those who wish to take a more active role in proceedings. Several gyms are available along with a full leisure centre and spa boasting a swimming pool, gym, spa and fitness studio with a variety of classes on offer. Other activity options include Goals Wimbledon by the A3, which offers 5-a-side football pitches for hire, with joinable leagues and kids’ coaching alongside a bookable function space for events. Also available is horse riding, based at the Wimbledon Village Stables, the oldest recorded riding stables in England, and there are also two different running clubs.

Shoppers are also well catered for in Wimbledon, with over 120 shops spread between the ‘village’ and the ‘town’. The village, along with Wimbledon High Street, is situated at the top of Wimbledon Hill, and makes up the older part of the district. The High Street area features predominantly luxury and independent shops and boutiques, as well as pubs and restaurants. The town sits at the bottom of the hill and describes the newer builds that were primarily constructed after Wimbledon Station opened there in 1838. The main road here, called the Broadway, plays host to more big-brand shops and restaurants, along with the Centre Court Shopping Centre and the independent department store Elys.

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Green Spaces

Wimbledon is able to boast excellent access to local green spaces, including several parks and recreation grounds. Of note is Wimbledon Park, which contains a wide range of leisure facilities such as tennis courts, bowls pavilion, athletics stadium and an outdoor and watersports centre offering activities such as sailing and kayaking on the park lake. A short journey from Wimbledon is Richmond Park, London’s largest Royal Park, which features deer and other wildlife.

The largest green space in Wimbledon itself however is Wimbledon Common, known as the home of the beloved children’s characters The Wombles. The Common covers 1140 acres and has been protected from development since as far back as 1871. It features several ponds and mature woodland as well as heathland, and is very popular with walkers, cyclists and joggers.

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