The dirt tracks, wood, and heathland of Wimbledon Common (and adjoining Putney Heath), southeast of Richmond Park, take me back to childhood. Run beside low foliage, gorse and hedges, and on the fine yellow gravel you get beneath moorland. There are lots of different paths to get lost on for hours. Spring mornings are the best, as you break the dew with your footsteps. You feel like the first person to have charted the park. Grab a coffee in the Windmill Tearooms, under the 19th century windmill, in the centre of the common, to warm up.
Great open space with ponds, windmill, coffee shop and riding stables in the Village.
Very nice walks in the forest, crossing in some areas a local golf course
I go for walks on the common to escape the noise and bustle of the city. Its 200 meters from my flat and full of forest walks, lakes and places to sit on a bench and ponder.
If you want to get away from London's busy life, traffic and general bustle, it is the perfect place as a good walk on the common " blows away the cobwebs " . Horse riding is possible, picking up from the 2 Riding Stables in Wimbledon Village. Or just go for a "pint " / a beer in the many…
Stand in the centre of Wimbledon and it looks like an ordinary high street with places to mooch and munch. But dig a little deeper and you'll find that this town is more than somewhere to do your routine shopping; there are plenty of places of interest to visit as well. Wimbledon Common is a huge…
“It's got all the shops you need to keep you busy for a couple of hours (including Boots, H&M, Lakeland and Debenhams)”
“Great place for a drink. They have live music on Saturday night. Great brunch and Sunday Roasts.”
“4 minute walk, known for its oven fired sour dough pizzas, reasonably priced. Less crowded than Olive Garden but this is because it is adjacent to another Italian and next to a Fish and Chips Restaurant and thus somewhat less obvious. ”
“Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is the largest tennis museum in the world. The museum was inaugurated at The Championships centenary event in 1977. On the 12 April 2006, The Duke of Kent declared the brand new Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum open to the public inside the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Address: Church Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 5AE Opened: 1977 Opening Hours: Saturday 10am–5pm Sunday 10am–5pm Monday 10am–5pm Tuesday 10am–5pm Wednesday 10am–5pm Thursday 10am–5pm Friday 10am–5pm Phone: 020 8946 6131”
“This spacious pub has recently been renovated and now boasts a beautiful interior with an extensive gastro pub menu. Surrounded by a leafy beer garden it's perfect to enjoy during a Summer's afternoon. ”