Home of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club is a must visit for sports fans. Taking place over June and July, the tournament has featured big names such as Andy Murray and Roger Federer, and Serena Williams over the years.
Don’t forget to check out the museum and tour, where you can relive the highs and the lows that made this venue famous around the world.
A stroll through the charming Wimbledon Village is a unique shopping experience with a laid-back, country feel. There are plenty of designer shops and boutiques here to check out, including Cath Kidston and Diane von Furstenberg.
Art fans will enjoy the David Curzon Gallery, with photography and prints by established artists and emerging talent, and Traders Antiques, with their stylish oak furniture that wouldn’t look out of place in a Wimbledon hotel.
When you want to unwind, Wimbledon Common is the perfect place to stretch your legs. The Commons consists of over 1000 acres and provides shelter to many species of animal and plant-life. It’s an ideal place to have a picnic, so long as you don’t feed the Wombles.
There’s also an 18-hole golf course, cricket pitches, and rugby and football fields, as well as facilities for athletics.
If all that walking has made you hungry, there are lots of cosy pubs around here where you can refuel. The Fox and Grapes on Camp Road is a gastro pub with an impressive selection of wines and ales, or check out the Fire Stables on Church Road for their amazing burgers and chunky chips.
New Wimbledon Theatre
The New Wimbledon Theatre is a beautiful Edwardian building, close to many hotels near Wimbledon. Many famous stars have walked the boards here, including Noël Coward, Gracie Fields, and Ivor Novello. The theatre stages lots of entertaining family shows, such as Dancing in the Streets, Cinderella, and The Sound of Music.