Wimbledon, SW19 &SW20
With its close proximity to London, Wimbledon has been attracting wealthy families since the 17th century. This trend only increased throughout the 19th century with the industrial revolution and the building of the railways and its own station at the bottom of Wimbledon Hill.
Wimbledon has 2 easily defined characters, “The Town” and “The Village”. The town has a very diverse population from young English professional tenants, young families, and indigenous Wombles (fictional TV characters that lived on Wimbledon Common), as well as a very large community of settlers from the southern hemisphere, giving it the nickname “WimbleDurban”, which ensures a lively nightlife. 'The Village' as it’s known, is known for some of the most expensive housing in the Southwest of London, along with Richmond, and its population is consequently very affluent with quite a few celebrities living there.
Wimbledon has a large diversity of housing, from beautiful period mansions and mews –like cottages to newly built penthouses, with a great range of choices for the renter’s market in the middle. Renting in Wimbledon is often significantly cheaper than in neighbouring Richmond, Putney or Clapham Junction with a decent selection of modern and high spec flats that are priced accordingly.
The amenities in Wimbledon are very good. You have several supermarkets, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco’s and a Morrison’s that are all on the high street. The Centre Court Mall has most of the high street clothes brands, whilst the “Village” has all the higher end clothes brands you could want, Jigsaw, Ted Baker, Karen Millen, as well as some designer brands. Eating out in Wimbledon is always a delight for the senses, as you can find pretty much any cuisine your palate could desire. Both Bayee Village and The Fire Stables have a fantastic (if pricey) menu that is well worth sampling. Although Wimbledon is not home to a number of late night clubs, there are plenty of trendy wine and cocktail bars, as well as some fantastic pubs, such as the Rose and Crown, that dates back to the 16th century, and the Dog and Fox, which is a favourite with affluent professionals, celebrities and Joe Bloggs on the street. Wimbledon is home to a number of other attractions too. It has 2 theatres, a cinema, gyms, and of course the greyhound racing track, which is always a fun night out.
Wimbledon – District Line
Wimbledon – Overground rail Waterloo