Southside House †

ADDRESS
3-4 Woodhayes Road, Wimbledon Common, SW19 4RJ
TELEPHONE
OPENING TIMES
Guided tours Wed, Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays at 2pm, 3pm & 4pm until 30th Sept 2009 | Closed for Wimbledon Tennis Fortnight
PRICES
£5 (Adults), £4 (Concessions), £2.50 (Children)

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Southside HouseSecreted 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 by Robert Pennington. His descendants (the Pennington Mellor Munthes) still live there today trapped in an endearing time-warp, using candles for light and open fires for warmth. Painstakingly restored after World War Two, the house is wonderfully eccentric in taste, if a little dilapidated and haywire. Steeped in family history, every room is crammed to the rafters with exquisite treasures and artwork. The dining room alone exhibits a number of Van Dyck paintings, while upstairs in a cabinet you will happen upon the pearl necklace worn by Marie Antoinette on the day of her execution. There are associations with Anne Boleyn and other members of the Royal Family, making this house unquestionably well connected. Upstairs boasts perhaps the smallest chapel in London, while the grounds are a labyrinth of hidden pathways and secret gardens that bloom into thousands of colours in spring. Tours are available throughout the summer months - and numerous events take place inside the intriguing walls.

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Underground Stations

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Wimbledon Tube Station
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Railway Stations

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Raynes Park Railway Station
18 minutes walk
Wimbledon Railway Station
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Trust: Morden Hall Park
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Morden Hall Road, Morden, SM4 | 2.1 miles from Southside House
It may be in south west London, in the London borough of Merton, but a walk around Morden Hall Park feels like an outing to the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fulham Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bishops Avenue, SW6 | 3.5 miles from Southside House
A hugely popular afternoon out for weekending West London families, Fulham Palace is truly beautiful. Originally a country retreat for London's bishops (it only stopped ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ham House & Gardens
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, TW10 | 4.1 miles from Southside House
Perched on the edge of the River Thames and first built in 1610, this ornate but almost melancholic Stuart mansion combines extensive formal gardens with a ... More
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Sights and Attractions near Southside House

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Southside House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Museum Of Fulham Palace
London > Attractions > Museums
Bishop's Avenue, SW6 | 3.5 miles from Southside House
The long history of Fulham Palace, previously home to the Bishops of London, is told through the on-site museum which opened in April 2007. Through interactive ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wimbledon Common
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Wimbledon, The Parkside, SW19 | 14 minutes from Southside House
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Church Road, Wimbledon, SW19 | 21 minutes from Southside House
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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Entertainment near Southside House

Near Southside House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tara Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
356 Garratt Lane, SW18 | 2.3 miles from Southside House
Founded in 1977, Tara Theatre company got a new home in 2016, a year before the cross-cultural theatre ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hooting Broadway @ The Selkirk
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Selkirk Road, SW17 | 2.7 miles from Southside House
The self-proclaimed hottest new comedy club in South London, Hooting Broadway takes place on the last Wednesday of every month upstairs at The Selkirk pub in, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Polka Children's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
240 The Broadway, SW19 | 28 minutes from Southside House
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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Shopping near Southside House

The best shops and markets near Southside House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lawn Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
9 High Street, Wimbledon Village, SW19 | 11 minutes from Southside House
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gina Conway Aveda Lifestyle Salon Wimbledon
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
22-23 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 | 17 minutes from Southside House
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
JoJo Maman Bebe, Wimbledon
London > Shopping >
63 The Broadway, SW19 | 20 minutes from Southside House
JoJo Maman Bébé is a one-stop solution for pregnancy and beyond and offers a wide range of stylish maternity wear, adorable babywear and quirky, original ... More
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Restaurants near Southside House

What are the best dining options near Southside House London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Light House
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
75-77 Ridgeway, SW19 | 7 minutes from Southside House
Opened in 1999, the Light House consistently cooks up some very good food considering it is a family friendly neighbourhood restaurant. A succinct but seductive choice ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Taverna Italiana
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
28 Ridgeway, SW19 | 7 minutes from Southside House
Italian Cuisine... More
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Hotel du Vin Wimbledon
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
West Side Common, Wimbledon, SW19 | 7 minutes from Southside House
Perched on the edge of Wimbledon's beautiful Cannizaro Park in southwest London, Hotel du Vin Wimbledon occupies Cannizaro House, an elegant country house hotel with a ... More
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Education near Southside House

Near Southside House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Linguaphone Group
London > Education > Language Courses
Liongate Enterprise Park, 80 Morden Road, CR4 | 3.4 miles from Southside House
Linguaphone is one of the most popular and effective ways of learning a language. Listen, repeat understand. That's their slogan, and the technique works very well ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Le Club Tricolore
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Ballingdon Road, Wandsworth, SW11 | 3.8 miles from Southside House
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Don Quijote UK
London > Education > Language Courses
2 Stoneleigh Park Road, Epsom, KT19 | 4.2 miles from Southside House
Don Quijote UK sets you up with Spanish and other foreign language courses... in their home country. This is of course the best way to learn. These ... More
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Leisure near Southside House

Southside House gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cannizaro Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
West Side Common, Wimbledon, SW19 | 4 minutes from Southside House
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ridgway Stables
London > Leisure > Activities
93 Ridgway, Wimbledon Village, SW19 | 6 minutes from Southside House
Slap-bang in between Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common, Ridgway Stables offers one of the best locations in Greater London for exploring the capital on horseback. Kids ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Equicise
London > Leisure >
24 High Street Wimbledon, WImbledon Village Stables, SW19 | 11 minutes from Southside House
If you like the idea of riding but you're nervous about putting your life in the hands (or should that be hooves) of a ... More
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Pubs near Southside House

The best pubs near London Southside House.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crooked Billet
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-15 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common, SW19 | 1 minute from Southside House
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hand in Hand
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common, SW19 | 1 minute from Southside House
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Swan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
89 Ridgway, Wimbledon, SW19 | 6 minutes from Southside House
The Swan is a traditional British pub in Wimbledon with a welcoming atmosphere and a menu of British pub food classics like hand-battered fish and chips, ... More
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Nightlife near Southside House

Southside House clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Imperial Durbar
London > Nightlife > Bars
14 Trinity Road, SW17 | 3.1 miles from Southside House
Indian cocktail boudoir, Imperial Durbar , in Tooting is heavily influenced by its owners, the Heathcote brothers, and ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Munki
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Putney High Street, SW15 | 3.2 miles from Southside House
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Bar One Wimbledon
London > Nightlife > Bars
37 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 | 16 minutes from Southside House
Bright airy chain bars with a good range of beer, wine and spirits offering reasonable gastropub style food. Comfortable, with plenty of tables, leather sofas, polished ... More
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Meeting venue hire near Southside House

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Southside House.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southside House
London > Business > Venue Hire
3-4 Woodhayes Rd, Wimbledon Common, SW19 | Same location as Southside House
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Petersham Nurseries
London > Business > Venue Hire
Off Petersham Road, Petersham, Richmond, TW10 | 3.8 miles from Southside House
... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ham House & Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
Ham Street, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW10 | 4.1 miles from Southside House
... More

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