Category: Local Area

Wimbledon thanks key workers

Wimbledon thanks key workers for serving an ace

Wimbledon’s All England Lawn Tennis Club has found a new way of thanking essential workers for their extraordinary efforts during the Covid-19 crisis. In an initiative called “Rally Together”, 80 staff from NHS hospitals, London Ambulance Service and Transport for London were invited to take part in tennis coaching on the hallowed courts, usually reserved … Continue reading "Wimbledon thanks key workers for serving an ace"

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Slimmed down Wimbledon BookFest announced for September

Wimbledon’s much-loved annual BookFest will run again this year – in a slightly different form. The 2020 festival, entitled Last Days of Summer, will take place on 12 and 13 September from an open marquee on the common. Events will also be digitally streamed so that no-one misses out. Festival director, Fiona Razvi announced the … Continue reading "Slimmed down Wimbledon BookFest announced for September"

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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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