Wimbledon is set in South West London, a suburban area with lots to see and do. Obviously, the area of Wimbledon is home to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, which can be experienced every summer. Another famous attraction in Wimbledon is Wimbledon Common, which is one of the largest areas of common land in London. This was made even more well known by the 1970’s children’s TV programme The Wombles, which was set on Wimbledon Common. That aside, the common and parks are a great place for picnics and walks, and you can also hire out a small boat in Wimbledon Park.
There is a lot of rich history in Wimbledon, which is said to go back to the Iron Age. Wimbledon Museum, or the Museum of Wimbledon, hosts walks, talks, and you can also visit their collection, bookshop, and The Norman Plastow Gallery. Other museums include Southside House, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, and Wimbledon Windmill – so it really is a great place for history! There are numerous places of worship in Wimbledon, which include Church of Christ the King (Catholic), Elim Pentecostal Church, Sacred Heart Church (Catholic), St Andrews Church (Church of England), and with many many more you really are spoilt for choice in terms of architecture and worship. You will also find London’s oldest Buddhist Temple here in Wimbledon.
New Wimbledon Theatre is a grade 2 listed Edwardian built theatre, which opened its doors on 26 December 1910 with the pantomime Jack and Jill. There is also the children’s theatre, Polka Theatre, for children aged 0-13, which is also a creative learning space, garden, indoor and outdoor play area, and cafe. Sports in Wimbledon don’t just stop at tennis, football has a home here too. Wimbledon village is great for a spot of shopping, such as Centre Court Shopping Centre, as well as food and drink. So, If you are looking for things to do in Wimbledon, you have plenty of choice and you are sure to have a great day out.