It is one of the most famous suburbs in London, attracting millions of visitors every year. Situated in the South-West of the capital, Wimbledon is a must-visit suburb in London. Here’s just five things to go and see.
The home of the iconic Wimbledon tennis tournament, the All-England Club is without question the most famous, historic and exclusive tennis club on the planet. If you are fortuitous enough to possess tickets to the tournament then you are in for a strawberry and cream filled treat. If there is no tennis on it is still a fantastic place to visit. The terrace is a fantastic place to go for a Pimms and alarmingly, it is rather cheap.
Tennis is not the only sport that calls Wimbledon home, greyhounds also possess a claim. The Wimbledon Stadium is arguably the most famous in Britain following the closure of Walthamstow. The stadium has the English Greyhound Derby, the biggest race of its kind, and also houses stock car racing and speedway. Having a bet on the greyhounds does make for a fun, kooky day out that you would never have experienced before, and most likely again.
New Wimbledon Theatre
The Grade II Edwardian building opened in 1910 and has served the local community ever since. Just like other Edwardian buildings it is a structure of opulence and magnificent beauty. Over the years there have been refurbishments but thankfully the theatre has managed to retain its baroque and Adamesque features. For an affordable, fun-filled evening, New Wimbledon Theatre is the place to be.
Wimbledon Village Stables
The stables are the oldest recorded stables in the entirety of England, dating back as far as 1236. It is unique that a riding school can thrive in the hustling metropolis that is London, and who doesn’t like horses?
Created by the deposed King Charles; Richmond Park is the largest of the Royal Parks London has to offer, standing at a whopping 955 hectares. Created so the late King could hunt, the park is now home to an abundance of wildlife, most notably deer. In a city like London wildlife is certainly a rare commodity which makes Richmond Park all the more amazing.