Wimbledon Village lives up to its name in that the area has a distinct village-like quality. For those living outside its boundaries, Wimbledon is known as the home of the lawn tennis tournament. But there are also those who appreciate the area as a good place in which to live and raise a family.
Wimbledon village not only offers great amenities, but green spaces and parks surround the residential area. These wide open spaces give local residents the best of both worlds: a more rural setting but with all the benefits of being close to central London. It’s for this reason that many families move out from the centre of London to take advantage of the space and comparative tranquility offered by Wimbledon village.
Wimbledon Common is one of the things which makes the village an attractive place to live. With woodlands and a lake, it provides a perfect place for relaxing country walks.
For those who seek more active pastimes, Wimbledon Park offers watersports, mini golf, playing fields, and of course, tennis clubs.
There is also the famous windmill and tea rooms to complete a perfect day out.
Covering over 300 hectares, Wimbledon Common is one of the many open spaces surrounding Wimbledon. It is close to Richmond Park and Putney Common, and it is these wide open green spaces that give Wimbledon Village its unique town meets country feel.
Wimbledon Village attracts people with young families, and this is because Wimbledon has an abundance of good schools, both primary and secondary. The offset reports for most of them range between good and outstanding.
The Bishop Gulping Primary school was voted the 22nd best school in the UK. There are also several good private schools, Kings College School and Wimbledon High being among them.
Things to do
In the past few years Wimbledon, like many other areas of London, has seen the opening of a great number of new restaurants and cafes. This has brought the area a wide range of cuisines, including Thai, French, plus some exotic cocktail bars. Wimbledon Village boasts a 16th-century pub, the Rose and Crown, plus the Dog and Fox.
However, there are other venues that do not necessarily involve alcohol or food. There is the relatively new 12 screen cinema complex, a swimming pool, and two theatres. One of these theatres is the New Wimbledon Theatre. It proudly has the reputation of being the home of London pantomime (oh yes it does), and stages full production pantos every year. These productions have included such luminaries as John Barrowman, Brian Blessed and “The Fonz”, aka Henry Winkler.
Another good reason people are attracted to Wimbledon and Wimbledon Village is the fact that it is rarely affected by the economic or political upheavals which often affect property prices in other areas.
Wimbledon Village offers a perfect balance living in the country and living in town. It offers residents the opportunity of living in a village atmosphere surrounded by wide open green spaces, while enjoying the benefits of living in a house with a garden. If you need more information on Wimbledon and Wimbledon Village, contact us.