The Ultimate Guide to Things To Do In Wimbledon

May 27, 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Things To Do In Wimbledon

Wimbledon lies in the south-west area of London, close to Wandsworth and Tooting and its history dates back to the Iron Age. In modern day, it is known for being  the location of the  Wimbledon Tennis Championships and for Wimbledon Common, one of the largest areas of common land in London and home to The Wombles. 

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Over the years, Wimbledon has become an affluent and popular part of London. Within this article, we are going to discuss the many things to do in Wimbledon. 

Visit the All England Tennis Club

As we are discussing Wimbledon, we must first talk about tennis and that, in turn, means we must talk about the All England Tennis Club. Home to the Wimbledon Tennis Championship, which you go to in summer, you can also visit the club year round.

All England Tennis Club was founded in 1868 as The All England Croquet Club.Its name was changed in 1877 to The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club and in 1899 to The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. 

Now visitors can go on tours of the infamous grounds and visit the museum where they can view trophies and learn how the championship has developed since 1877. Tours of the grounds are subject to availability but the museum is open daily from 10am. Tickets for the tour and museum are £27 for adults and £17 for children. Tickets for the museum alone are £15 for adults and £10 for children. All tickets can be booked on their website

Explore Wimbledon Common

From tennis to the home of the Wombles, a visit to Wimbledon Common is one of the top things to do in Wimbledon. 

Wimbledon Common is 1,140 acres  of countryside amidst the urban surroundings of Wimbledon, Putney and Kingston-upon-Thames. Much of the Commons are a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation, with woodland, scrubland, heathland, a mown recreation area and nine ponds. The Common is unfenced so it is open to the public 24 hours a day throughout the year but, as it is home to a wide variety of bird, animal and plant life, visitors must treat it with respect. 

Many events are held on the Common such as bird song identification workshops but you are, of course, free to enjoy the Common alone by going for a walk, horse riding or even having a game of golf. 

Tour the Wimbledon Windmill Museum

Next we are on to Windmills! Or the Wimbledon Windmill Museum, to be exact. 

The Windmill Museum is on Wimbledon Common and is housed within a Grade II listed windmill, which was built by carpenter Charles March in 1817. Within the museum you can find out all about the windmill’s history, including its 1893 restoration. 

The museum is open from the end of March to the end of October on Saturday, Sundays and bank holidays. On Saturdays, it is open 2pm to 5pm and on Sundays and bank holidays, it is open 11am to 5pm. Admission is free but donations are welcome. If you are local to Wimbledon, there are also always looking for volunteers to help with the running of the museum. 

Enjoy the Polka Theatre

If you have children and enjoy the theatre, then a trip to the Polka Theatre should be top of your list of things to do in Wimbledon. 

The Polka Theatre puts on shows and workshops that are suitable for children as young as a few months old. Their mission is to empower children to navigate their world through inspirational theatre and creative experiences. They improve children’s lives, bring the local  community together, and create ground-breaking theatre.

The theatre is open Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am to 5pm. They have shows on throughout the day but you can make a day of it as they have a cafe on site, plus outdoor and indoor play areas. Ticket prices vary by show so make sure to check out their website to book. 

Indulge in Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Village provides visitors and locals alike with the perfect mixture of countryside and town. It offers a diverse range of shops, restaurants and lifestyle experiences situated in beautiful period buildings and surrounded by green space. There are events on year round such as pub quizzes and park runs. Wimbledon Village really helps to build a sense of community so definitely one to check out if you are local or new to the area. 

No matter what you enjoy, you will find something to do in Wimbledon Village. 

5 Top Things To Do In Wimbledon

There are many things to do in Wimbledon but these are our top things that we think will be perfect whether you are visiting the town, local or have just moved to the area. There is something for everyone from sport, to history, nature and theatre. You will never be short of things to do in Wimbledon.

We hope you enjoy exploring the diverse attractions in Wimbledon. 

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