Wimbledon, UK, is known for its famous tennis championships, but this area of London has much more to offer visitors. Get ready to feel like a Grand Slam winner when you visit, thanks to world-class shopping, dining and nightlife. You’ll fall in love with the museums, shopping and eating of this tennis-loving district.
Travelling from Heathrow or Gatwick Airport to Wimbledon is easy—go Underground (to the subway, that is) and catch a train. If you've organised one of many available Wimbledon car hires , it's a snap to pick up your wheels at the airport. Once you're settled, take a stroll on Wimbledon Common, one of the largest green areas in London. Pop into the Windmill Museum, which is housed in a genuine 1800s-era windmill, and enjoy fascinating displays on the building of windmills and how they work.
The peaceful Thai Buddhapadipa temple is well worth a visit; explore the gorgeous grounds and exquisitely decorated temple. If you're a tennis fan (and even if you're not), the interactive Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is essential. During the tour, you'll get the chance to set foot on the hallowed ground of Centre Court and pay homage to the tennis greats of yesteryear.
No Wimbledon holidays are complete without a little shopping—this village is chock-a-block with a large variety of stores. Whether you're looking for clothes, books or fashion accessories, retail therapy is a time-honoured, laid-back pursuit here. Queen's Road and The Broadway are lined with shops, banks and beauty salons. You'll find familiar big city shops in Wimbledon, but prepare to enjoy the slower pace of a more small-town shopping experience. Wimbledon also has a delightful variety of restaurants, takeaways, cafes, wine bars and pubs along Queen’s Road.
Speaking of grub, if your holiday self is a bit of a foodie, you’ll be happy to hear you can find everything from fine dining, to local pub fare, to Asian cuisine, to Middle Eastern delicacies and more. Put all the money you save with your Wimbledon package deals toward eating instead—after all, you’re on holiday! Sip hot tea and munch cream scones at a cafe and get your meals in the neighbourhood pubs and restaurants with the locals. At the end of the day, swing into the Wimbledon nightlife and frequent some of the bars and clubs in the area. The village offers open-air rooftop summer bars, a live local music scene and even a couple of comedy clubs. Whatever your tipple, whether you enjoy sipping ever-so-British cocktails like Pimms or Mother's Ruin Punch, savouring crisp white wine or glugging a hardy stout, you'll find a bar in Wimbledon that serves what you fancy.
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