Category: Local Area

Wimbledon Village History

Wimbledon: “As un-Londonish as if it were a hundred miles out”

There’s no tennis this year, but as Wimbledon Village emerges from lockdown, Country Life magazine has been delving into the area’s history to discover more about its enduring appeal. Wimbledon has come a long way over the past five centuries. Formerly an estate, ownership of the area has passed between various historical luminaries. They include … Continue reading "Wimbledon: “As un-Londonish as if it were a hundred miles out”"

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Wimbledon ranked among best places to live by The Sunday Times

Wimbledon has been named one of the 10 best places to live in London in 2020 by The Sunday Times.   The newspaper’s eagerly–awaited annual round-up of residential neighbourhoods, in association with mortgage company, Habito, has become the “definitive,” guide to where’s hot, according to The Times’ property editor, Helen Davies.  Wimbledon is, “a premium slice of town and country, nine … Continue reading "Wimbledon ranked among best places to live by The Sunday Times"

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Wimbledon Christmas Events

Wimbledon Christmas events you shouldn’t miss

With December almost here, it’s time to really get in the Christmas spirit, so make space in your diary for Wimbledon’s top seasonal events. Christmas in the Village is an annual festive celebration, which takes place on Sunday 8 December between 10am and 5pm. Browse Wimbledon Village’s gorgeous range of shops, all decked out for … Continue reading "Wimbledon Christmas events you shouldn’t miss"

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Let there be light

Let there be light

As Christmas gets ever closer, London is bursting with light. Here are some spectacular illuminations within easy reach of Wimbledon. Christmas at Kew, Kew Gardens’ phenomenally successful Christmas lighting extravaganza is now in its seventh year. More than a million lights and thousands of laser beams go into the production of Christmas at Kew. There … Continue reading "Let there be light"

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Where to watch the Rugby World Cup

Where to watch the Rugby World Cup in south west London

The much-anticipated Rugby World Cup 2019 is underway in Japan and fans not lucky enough to be Asia-bound will probably be planning their venues for the games. With Twickenham, the home of English rugby, close-by, south west London has plenty of choice bars and pubs to watch the matches, whether you’re looking for an atmosphere … Continue reading "Where to watch the Rugby World Cup in south west London"

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