There is an annual hysteria in Britain about nothing more than two rackets and a ball. And this madness for tennis all takes place in a spacious, leafy suburb of South London. You can escape the city and enjoy Wimbledon Village, while the High Street is home to a well-established series of independent shops. The relaxed nature of the area is epitomised by the large collection of restaurants and traditional pubs that line the Common, with wafts of Sunday Roast making that weekend walk even more enticing.
A short drive away from the rolling hills and flats of the home counties, central London is still close by at about 30 minutes by tube, while the shopping centres of Croydon and South-East London are within easy reach on the Tram.
- All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (home to The Championships, Wimbledon)
- New Wimbledon Theatre
- Wimbledon Common
Things to do
- Tube: District, National Rail and Overground lines; Trams
- Wimbledon, Wimbledon Park, Southfields, Colliers Wood