Wimbledon Town Area Guide
A culturally rich town, globally renowned for the most famous tennis championships, Wimbledon attracts plenty of interest nationally and internationally. Just less than 9 miles into London’s thriving city centre, Wimbledon is complemented by a beautiful scenic common, the largest expanse of heathland in the London area, complete with a picturesque windmill, ponds and nature trail.
There is a wonderful community here with a whole host of events running throughout the year for all age groups. Sites such as Future Merton, the London Borough of Merton Council and Love Wimbledon are updated regularly with the latest in news, entertainment, and future developments.
Residents and visitors alike can enjoy theatre trips, museums, galleries, cinemas (including art house films at the HMV Curzon) not to mention an array of culinary delights from around the globe. So, whether you are looking to be entertained or tuck into some exceptional cuisine, there is a dish and an environment to satisfy every palate and aesthetic taste.
Avid shoppers can expect to fulfil the majority, if not all, of their purchasing needs. Elys department store, Centre Court shopping centre and Wimbledon Village high street are home to a host of well-known high street chains as well as the more high end boutiques and independent shops.
With a large population of families settling here, Wimbledon offers high performing nurseries, primary schools, state and independent schools. Wimbledon College of Art has an international reputation for producing artists and designers with high quality work and professionalism.
Transport links offer a number of routes into the centre of London. The District line, Northern line and the over-ground trains are all within close proximity, enabling journeys to gateway stations such as Paddington, Victoria, London Bridge and Kings Cross, providing links to city destinations nationally and internationally. Buses run frequently and a regular tram service via Croydon is likely to see services increase once the 1.4bn Croydon Westfield shopping centre is complete. The proposed Crossrail 2 rail line from Surrey to the centre of London will only serve to improve these links further.
To conclude, Wimbledon and the surrounding area is solid ground for investment not only in property but in people and the growth of new business.