Famed for hosting the most famous tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon is so much more than just a two-week tennis championship. With its large open green spaces and its lively shopping, bar and restaurant scene, it somehow manages to achieve a country and city feel. It’s an affluent suburb in South West London (Zone 3), and is popular with young professionals and families alike. Wimbledon has three distinct areas – Wimbledon Village (the original medieval town), Wimbledon town centre and South Wimbledon.
What makes Wimbledon a great place to live?
The London vibe, with a country feel
Wimbledon has an abundance of bars, restaurants and shops, while also having some of the largest green open spaces in the whole of London, including the famous Wimbledon Common.
There are excellent transport links, with the mainline station servicing overland trains that take less than 20 minutes into Waterloo, or the District Line that takes less than 30 minutes into the City. South Wimbledon tube is on the Northern Line, with quick links into the City and the West End. There’s also Haydon’s Road Station, and the Croydon tram-link. If travelling by car, Wimbledon offers easy access to the A3, which links with the M25.
New Wimbledon Theatre is renowned for some of the best productions outside of the West-End, while the Polka theatre is one of the UK’s best children’s theatres. Every year, Wimbledon hosts a film festival, and there is a well-renowned Comedy Club.
A family feel
Excellent state and private schools, as well as a plethora of facilities and clubs for children, makes Wimbledon a popular choice for families.
For two weeks every year, the eyes of the sporting world fall on SW19 as the All England Tennis Club hosts the Wimbledon Championships. The common is also famous for its resident Wombles.
Average property prices in Wimbledon:
1 bedroom – £332,483
2 bedroom - £581,513
3 bedroom – £737,310
4 bedroom – £1,581,658
The average rental in Wimbledon is £431 per week for a flat, and £892 per week for a house.
Why invest in Wimbledon?
Wimbledon has a very buoyant housing market, with house prices rising over 8% in the last two years. Although it is pricey in comparison to neighbouring areas such as Collier’s Wood, it offers a huge range of amenities and excellent transport links. With Crossrail 2 proposed to go through Wimbledon, it looks set to continue to be a solid place to invest.
If you are looking to buy, sell, rent or let a property in Wimbledon, make sure you get in contact with our team on 020 8767 7001.
Places of interest
Garfield Primary School
Garfield Primary School was opened in 1956.
The school has undergone several changes, a Nursery was added in 1979,
more classrooms in 2002 and in 2009 a major change was completed,
with part of the school being demolished
and a super new building erected,
enabling Garfield to take two forms of entry from Reception to Year 6.
The school is a non-denominational Primary School bordered by Garfield Park,
the River Wandle and conservation area.
Garfield is a very well equipped school with a wide range of high quality resources.
We pride ourselves on being a close-knit community,
which draws its members from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.
Staff work together to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for our children,
which includes opportunities for extra curricular activities and special projects.
Parents and Governors are keen to support children’s learning.
High standards of behaviour and academic work are expected from the children.
Hemmingways Lounge Bar
Located in the heart of Wimbledon Village we are the only locally owned & independently run Cocktail bar in the area.
We pride ourselves not only on being cool but we are constantly at work training ourselves, trying out funky cocktails, creating fun events, promotions and unique membership offers to ensure the venue is like a Home from Home for every person who walk in the door.
We love nothing more than to go that extra mile to make a difference. Whether you’re a new customer, a friend of the bar or a corporate client. We are passionate about providing the bespoke experience you want to create.
We were just voted the best Cocktail Bar in South West London by our customers which we feel reflect our commitment to providing awesome drinks in fun & funky vessels. We also do great food for any occasion and did you know we do private day time & evening venue hire.
We can also now bring ‘Hemingway’s to your Home’ we can cater for any function anywhere anytime!
We promise to deliver for you every time, you can hold us to that
Love Mike Josh & The team x
We are proud to be your quality Wimbledon local and a proper British pub, not "gastro", "trendy" nor "theme", just real. Come and visit, we’ll do our very best to make you love the Alex as much as we do.
The Crooked Billet
Tucked away on a friendly corner of Wimbledon Common, The Crooked Billet has been part of the Young's family since 1881.
Proudly serving our award winning cask ales and craft beers, fine selection of wines and spirits. All of which are matched perfectly to our hearty, home prepared menu.
Duncan, Nikki and our team welcome you to join us, whether you are relaxing outside on the common on sunny days, with rugs and deck chairs or in the colder months, warming up inside in front of one of our roaring fires.
The Dog & Fox
We're loved for...
Our Restaurant - serving quintessential British delicacies and championing the best Sunday Roast in the South West. We pride ourselves on using only the freshest and best quality local ingredients to create the tastiest British pub food this side of the Thames.
Our Bar - proudly pouring well-kept ales, the finest spirits and a variety of wines sought out from across the globe.
Our Beer Garden - with a relaxed atmosphere where everyone is welcome, our front garden is the place to be. We also have a roofed hotel garden, secluded from the High Street, available to all our guests rain or shine.
Our Bedroooms - the 17 boutique style hotel rooms hint at the heritage of Wimbledon’s oldest public house in the heart of Wimbledon Village. The Dog and Fox Hotel staff puts your happiness and rest first so you can enjoy the peace and quiet of this wonderful area of London.
The Rose & Crown
We are the go to destination during the Wimbledon tennis fortnight attracting customers from all over the world - many returning each and every year. The Rose and Crown is only a short walk from the All England Lawn Tennis Club making it the first port of call to and from the Championships. The "Rose" is the hub of Wimbledon Village and a stone throw from Wimbledon Common. An ideally situated meeting point for friends and family - and, not forgetting, the dog... Whether it is over lunch, dinner or just for drinks. Oh, and of course, the dog gets to drink for free! We work hard to create a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere so you don't have to. We also have a large courtyard ideal for long summer evenings with good company, great food and drink. And in the cooler months there are discrete heaters to ease the more typical English weather plus open fires inside the pub. We look forward to seeing and welcoming you to the Rose and Crown all year round.