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Wimbledon Common

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Wimbledon, The Parkside, SW19 4UE

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Wimbledon CommonHuge, 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 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 well and truly get 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 vdotted 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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Beetles, bridleways, windmills and wombles.

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A school football team who played on the common in the 19th century went on to become Wimbledon F.C.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Wimbledon Tube Station
22 minutes walk
Wimbledon Park Tube Station
25 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Wimbledon Railway Station
22 minutes walk

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London Events 2020

Find out the best London 2020 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2020 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

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WWT London Wetland Centre
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 | 3.2 miles from Wimbledon Common
A mosaic of created wetland habitats spread over 43 hectares, developed on the site of a disused Victorian reservoir, forms the site of the London Wetland ... More
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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Kew, Richmond, TW9 | 4.5 miles from Wimbledon Common
Since the 18th century, these extensive gardens have been the spiritual home of botany in England, if not in Europe. From the cooling glades of the ... More
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Syon Park Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Syon Park, TW8 | 5 miles from Wimbledon Common
These 40 acres of gardens include the restored Great Conservatory - a magnificent building of glass and Bath stone originally designed as a show house for ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Wimbledon Common
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National Trust: Morden Hall Park
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Morden Hall Road, Morden, SM4 | 2.6 miles from Wimbledon Common
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
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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Church Road, Wimbledon, SW19 | 13 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 | 14 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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Near Wimbledon Common
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Putney Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Ravenna Road, SW15 | 2.1 miles from Wimbledon Common
Set up by Maurice Copus, a teacher at Southfields School, in 1959, Putney Arts Theatre has a long history of staging fringe theatre ... More
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Polka Children's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
240 The Broadway, SW19 | 32 minutes 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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Tara Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
356 Garratt Lane, SW18 | 37 minutes from Wimbledon Common
Founded in 1977, Tara Theatre company got a new home in 2016, a year before the cross-cultural theatre ... More
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Shopping near Wimbledon Common

The best shops and markets near Wimbledon Common
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The Lawn Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
9 High Street, Wimbledon Village, SW19 | 13 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 | 21 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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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Wimbledon Park
London > Shopping > Specialists
Wimbledon Park Road Entrance, Wimbledon Park, SW19 | 21 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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Fox and Grapes
London > Restaurants >
9 Camp Road, SW194UN | 6 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 | 6 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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Hotel du Vin Wimbledon
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
West Side Common, Wimbledon, SW19 | 9 minutes from Wimbledon Common
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 Wimbledon Common

Near 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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Linguaphone Group
London > Education > Language Courses
Liongate Enterprise Park, 80 Morden Road, CR4 | 3.9 miles from Wimbledon Common
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
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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 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Wimbledon Common
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Windmill Road, Wimbledon, SW19 | 9 minutes from 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
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Cannizaro Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
West Side Common, Wimbledon, SW19 | 10 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 | 13 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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The best pubs near London Wimbledon Common.
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Dog & Fox
London > Nightlife > Pubs
24 High Street Wimbledon, SW19 | 9 minutes from Wimbledon Common
On the High Street in Wimbledon Village, the Dog and Fox pub has a restaurant, rooms and a picturesque beer garden. The outside terrace at this ... More
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Rose & Crown
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 High Street, Wimbledon Village, SW19 | 9 minutes from Wimbledon Common
Local, friendly pub at the heart of Wimbledon Village with a courtyard at the back and 13 hotel rooms. ... More
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Firestables
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
27-29 Church Road, SW19 | 11 minutes from Wimbledon Common
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Munki
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Putney High Street, SW15 | 2.5 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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All Bar One Wimbledon
London > Nightlife > Bars
37 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 | 20 minutes from Wimbledon Common
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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601 Queen's Rd
London > Nightlife > Bars
Center Court Shopping Center, No. 4 Queens Road, SW19 | 24 minutes from Wimbledon Common
Scandinavian design and a wraparound roof terrace make 601 Queen's Rd an attractive proposition for stylish drinks and all-day dining in Wimbledon village. On sunnier ... More
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Wimbledon Common.
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Petersham Nurseries
London > Business > Venue Hire
Off Petersham Road, Petersham, Richmond, TW10 | 3.4 miles from Wimbledon Common
... More
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Chelsea Football Club and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stamford Bridge Ground Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 3.9 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 | 14 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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