Living in Wimbledon

Lauristons area guide to Wimbledon

Welcome to Wimbledon

Home to the world-famous tennis championships and the capital’s largest Common, Wimbledon is a thriving town with a rich heritage dating back to the Iron Ages. Located just seven miles away from central London and with excellent transport links into the main city Wimbledon is a highly sought after area.

It's famous foe the tennis that comes every year - but it's so much more than that. The wild open common and the space afforded to some of the larger properties really give the area a rural feel. It's a hit with families due to it's relaxed feel, beautiful properties and close proixity to the excellent shopping and entertainment familities as well as other sought after amennities. 

Wimbledon’s Top 5

  1. Culture – theatres, comedy, arts, shopping, recreation
  2. Wimbledon Village 
  3. Open spaces 
  4. Excellent transport links - access central London in 30 minutes
  5. Top schools - both public and private

Top things about the area

Open spaces

There are numerous parks and greens in residential areas including the newly landscaped South Park Gardens just off Queens Road which is very popular with local residents

The World famous Wimbledon Common is popular with all residents – comprising 1,200 acres of woodland, scrubland, heathland, mown recreation areas and nine ponds. Home to a wide variety of bird, animal and plant life. Being unfenced the whole area is open to the public 24 hours a day throughout the year

Cannizaro Park is a Grade II listed English Heritage garden, open to the public. Every summer an outdoor concert is held here and there are also regular art exhibitions

Wimbledon Park has one of the largest lakes in South London where you can participate in water sports. There are also playing fields, tennis courts and mini golf

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Wimbledon is home to a selection of established high street restaurant names alongside a few independent places, offering impressive dishes.

For those that like to shop there are an array of high street stores along the high street and in the Centre Court shopping center. There's also an array of local craft and boutique stores to choose from.

Local culture includes local museums, the theatre and a variety of local events for all the family.
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For Outstanding primary education, the most popular schools are West Wimbledon, Dundonald, Bishop Gilpin, Singlegate and St Marys.
Other sought after choices are Holy Trinity and Wimbledon Chase primary school.

For secondary education, the girls only Ursuline High has an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating. Other choices are Willington, Ricards Lodge and Wimbledon College.
For private education, parents look to Wimbledon High and King’s College.

Average cost of buying and renting
in Wimbledon
1 bed flat
£285,000 - £1,300/pm
2 bed flat
£450,000 - £1,500/pm
3 bed terraced house
£850,000 - £2,600/pm
4 bed terraced house
£950,000 - £2,850/pm
Getting around
Wimbledon is connected to the overground, underground and tramlink
Wimbledon – District Line
Wimbledon Park – District Line

Where the locals go

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