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* <buy name="The Fish Peddlar" alt="" address="40 Replingham Rd" directions="tube: Southfields" phone="+44 20 8871 4411" email="info@fishpeddlar.co.uk" url="http://www.fishpeddlar.co.uk/" hours="M-F 10AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-4PM" price="" lat="" long="">Southfields' fishmonger. Stock can be a bit sparse early in the week, but from Thursday onwards there is usually a decent amount on offer. Orders can be placed in advance.</buy>
 
* <buy name="The Fish Peddlar" alt="" address="40 Replingham Rd" directions="tube: Southfields" phone="+44 20 8871 4411" email="info@fishpeddlar.co.uk" url="http://www.fishpeddlar.co.uk/" hours="M-F 10AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-4PM" price="" lat="" long="">Southfields' fishmonger. Stock can be a bit sparse early in the week, but from Thursday onwards there is usually a decent amount on offer. Orders can be placed in advance.</buy>
  
* <buy name="Supermarkets" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Include Morrisons (The Broadway), M&S (Centre Court), Sainsburys (Worple Rd) and Tesco Metro (Centre Court, South Wimbledon & Wimbledon Village).</buy>
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Revision as of 19:34, 11 March 2010

Centre Court at Wimbledon

Wimbledon is a district in south-west London.

Contents

Understand

Wimbledon is a well-known and affluent suburb in the southwest of London, England and is part of the London Borough of Merton [1]. It is, of course, best known for the All England Lawn Tennis Championships (or often just referred to as Wimbledon) held every summer and which form part of the worldwide tennis grand slam series.

Get in

By tube

Wimbledon is serviced by the following stations:

  • Wimbledon (District line). During the Tennis Championships, direct buses run from outside for a small charge.
  • South Wimbledon (Northern line).
  • Southfields (District line). This is the most convenient station for the tennis club.

By train

Wimbledon Station is the most important transport hub in the area. Located in central Wimbledon, it is well served by South West Trains [2] and First Capital Connect [3] train companies.

Services run from London Waterloo via Clapham Junction to Wimbledon Station (about 20 min). Trains from Wimbledon go to Guildford, Hampton Court, Dorking, Shepperton and Woking. Change at Clapham Junction to get to Brighton, Epsom, Gatwick, Reading, Portsmouth and further afield.

Wimbledon Station has two entrances, one at the front of the station serving as a drop off point for cars and a taxi stop and one to the side that leads to buses and a shopping mall. Disabled access to the 10 platforms are by lifts. Public toilets can be found near the tube District Line platforms. There are food and drink shops within the station complex.

By plane

Wimbledon is almost equidistant between the two major London Airports, Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport.

The quickest way from Gatwick is to catch a fast [4] Southern train for Victoria and get off at Clapham Junction. Here, change onto a South West Trains service south bound to Wimbledon (weekdays: 15 an hour).

From Heathrow, you can either catch the London Underground Piccadilly Line from Heathrow to Earls Court and change onto the District Line to Wimbledon, or you can catch the Heathrow Express (or Heathrow Connect) service to London Paddington Station and then catch a Wimbledon bound District line train from there. Both of these require luggage movement through underground stations.

By tram

Wimbledon is served by the Wimbledon to Croydon tramlink which terminates at Wimbledon Station (route 3), other tram stops in the area include Dundonald Road and Merton Park. A route map can be found here [5]

By car

The A219 runs through Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon Bridge to the Broadway and beyond. The A3 is the main route to Wimbledon when coming in from the M25 Motorway or Heathrow Airport. From Gatwick Airport follow the M23/M25/A217. The nearest petrol station is an Esso Garage with a Tesco Metro (Open 24 hours) found along the Broadway towards South Wimbledon underground station.


Get around

Wimbledon is mostly pedestrian friendly and most places can be easily reached on foot. Buses leave outside the Centre Court Shopping Mall next to Wimbledon station. The main bus station is near Hartfield Rd on Sir Cyril Black Way (behind Morrisons supermarket and the car park on Hartfield Rd). Additionally, there is a taxi stand outside the main entrance to Wimbledon Station.

By bus

Wimbledon is served by local bus routes including routes 57 Kingston/Streatham Hill), 93 (Putney Bridge/North Cheam), 131 (Kingston), 155 (Elephant and Castle), 163 (Morden), 164 (Sutton), 200 (Raynes Park/Mitcham), 219 (Clapham Junction), 493 (Richmond/Tooting) and N22 Night Bus (Aldwich/Tolworth). A bus map of Wimbledon (PDF) can be found here [6].

By car

Parking available at Centre Court Shopping Mall [7], Hartfield Rd [8], St. George’s Rd [9], Broadway [10], and Queens Rd [11].

Off-street parking is normally made available by home owners looking to make some additional income from the rental of their driveways and garages. Prices are normally in the region of £30-50. Alternatively, you can try renting one of these private parking spaces online through various services [12].

See

  • Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, Centre Court, All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Church Rd, [13]. 10:30AM-5PM, closed 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan, middle Su and first M after the Championships. £6, concessions £5, children under 16 £3.75, children under 5 free, tours available with additional fee
The windmill on Wimbledon Common.
  • Wimbledon Common, +44 20 8788 7655 (), [14]. 24 hrs. A large area (460 hectares) of woodlands, open grass areas and healthland with a windmill, nature trails and ponds. Free.
  • Wimbledon Society Museum of Local History, 22 Ridgway, Wimbledon, +44 20 8296 9914. Sa Su 2:30PM-5PM, by appointment at other times. Showing local history in Wimbledon from the Stone Age to the present day. Free.
  • Wimbledon Windmill Museum, (On Wimbledon Common), [15]. End Mar-end Oct Sa 2PM-5PM, Su 11AM-5PM. A museum which depicts the history of windmills. £1, children £0.50, concessions £0.50.
  • Buddhapadipa Temple, 14 Calonne Rd, [16]. Temple ground: M-F 9AM-6PM, main temple: weekends. The first Buddhist temple in the UK.
  • Cannizaro Park, (West side of Wimbledon Common, next to the Cannizaro House Hotel), [17]. 34 acres of parkland.

Do

Wimbledon

Each June the All England Lawn Tennis Championships [18] are organized, one of the four "Grand Slams" for professional tennis. Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club has been chosen to host the tennis matches for the 2012 Olympic Games from Thursday 2 August – Saturday 11 August, 2012. 172 athletes will compete for 4 gold medals in tennis [19].

  • New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, +44 870 060 6646, [20]. The theatre is a Grade II Listed Edwardian theatre showing West End plays and musicals.
  • Odeon Cinema, Odeon Wimbledon, The Piazza, The Broadway, [21]. +44 871 22 44 007. A large modern multiplex in Central Wimbledon with 12 screens and IMAX screen.
  • Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, +44 20 8543 4888, [22]. Telephone bookings: M 9:30AM-4:30PM, Tu-F 9:30AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-5PM; box office opening hours: Tu-F 9:30AM-4:30PM, Sa 11AM-5:30PM. Childrens theatre.
  • Ridgway Stables, 93 Ridgway, +44 20 8946 7400, [23]. Tu-Su 9AM-5:30PM. Lessons and horse riding on Wimbledon Common.
  • Wimbledon Village Stables, 24 a/b High St, +44 20 8946 8579, [24]. Lessons and horse riding on Wimbledon Common.

Buy

Shops are to be found along the Broadway towards South Wimbledon and along Wimbledon Hill towards Wimbledon Village and and in Wimbledon Village itself.

  • Centre Court Shopping, (In Central Wimbledon next to the station), [25]. M-W F Sa 9AM-7PM, Th 9AM-8PM, Su 11AM-5PM. Shopping mall with two floors of shops. Includes shops such as River Island, Monsoon, Body Shop, Warehouse, Gap, H&M, The Pier, La Senza and Kew. There are food outlets on the third floor and a cafe on the ground floor.
  • The Fish Peddlar, 40 Replingham Rd (tube: Southfields), +44 20 8871 4411 (), [26]. M-F 10AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-4PM. Southfields' fishmonger. Stock can be a bit sparse early in the week, but from Thursday onwards there is usually a decent amount on offer. Orders can be placed in advance.
  • Supermarkets. Include Morrisons (The Broadway), M&S (Centre Court), Sainsburys (Worple Rd and The Broadway towards South Wimbledon) and Tesco Metro (Centre Court, South Wimbledon & Wimbledon Village).

Eat

  • Ahmed, 2 The Broadway, +44 20 8946 6214. Indian.
  • Alforno Restaurant, 2a Kings Rd, +44 20 8540 5710. Italian.
  • Aphrodite, 195-197 Merton Rd, +44 20 8417 0606.
  • Broadway Tandoori, 250 The Broadway, +44 20 8542 7697. Indian.
  • Cafe Rouge, 26 High St, +44 20 8944 5131. French.
  • Chutneys, 31a Hartfield Road, +44 20 8540 9788. Indian.
  • Coal, Piazza, 31-37 The Broadway, +44 20 8947 8225, [27]. Bar and grill serving international food. Seating outside.
  • Confucious, 271-273 The Broadway, +44 20 8542 5272. Chinese.
  • Dolce Vita, 44 The Broadway, +44 20 8543 7643. Italian.
  • Est Est Est, 38 High Street, +44 20 8947 7700. Italian.
  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen, 88 The Broadway, +44 20 8540 3300, [28]. Great Burger Restaurant.
  • Jo Shmos, 33 High St, +44 20 8879 3845.
  • Lambourne Bar and Grill, 263 The Broadway, +44 20 8545 8661, [29]. Part of the Antoinette Hotel. Sky sports, happy hour. Medium.
  • Lighthouse, 75-77 Ridgway, +44 20 8944 6338.
  • Makiyaki, 149 Merton Rd, +44 20 8540 3113. Good Japanese food.
  • Mai Thai, 75 The Broadway, +44 20 8542 8834.
  • Nandos, 1-1a Russell Rd, +44 20 8545 0909, [30]. Peri-Peri Chicken.
  • La Nonna, 213-217 The Broadway (+44 20 8542 3060). Italian.
  • Paprika, 1 Kingston Rd, +44 20 8540 9229. Indian Food
  • Reds Bar & Grill, 86 The Broadway, +44 20 8540 8308, [31]. International Food.
  • Slurp, 138 Merton Road, +44 20 8540 7918. Good Chinese and Japanese noodle bar, great value. Try the bento box.
  • Thai Tho Restaurant, 20 High St, +44 20 8946 1542. Thai.
  • Tapanco, 20 Hartfield Rd, +44 20 8947 4737, [32]. Mexican, Italian and American.
  • The Common Room, 18 High St, +44 20 8944 1909. Italian.
  • The Stage Door, 90-92 The Broadway, +44 20 8543 8128, [33].
  • Wagamama, 46-48 Wimbledon Hill Road, +44 20 8879 7280, [34]. Japanese chain.
  • Wimbledon Palace, 88 The Broadway, +44 20 8540 4505. Chinese.

Drink

  • The Alexandra, 33 Wimbledon Hill Rd, +44 20 8947 7691, [35]. Large pub with a wine bar next to the main pub called Smart Alex. Food served. Roof terrace with bar.
  • All Bar One, 37 Wimbledon Hill Rd, +44 20 8971 9871. Food Served.
  • Bar Sia, 105-109 The Broadway (Next to the Wimbledon Theatre), +44 20 8540 8339. Small bar.
  • Bertie's Bar, 2 Hartfield Way, +44 20 8879 7537. A wine bar below the Prince of Wales Pub. Seating outside. Food served.
  • Brewery Tap, 68-69 High St, +44 20 8947 9331. Good selection real ales. One of the better pubs in the village.
  • Crooked Billet, 14 Crooked Billet, +44 20 8946 4942, [36]. A Youngs pub, food served.
  • Dog & Fox, 24 High St, +44 20 8946 6565, [37]. Large pub in the centre of the Wimbledon village. Food served, lots of seating outside.
  • Fox & Grapes, Camp Rd, Wimbledon Common, +44 20 8946 5599. Food served.
  • The Grid Inn, 22 Replingham Rd (tube: Southfields), +44 20 8874 8460. A slightly down-at-heel traditional pub.
  • Grove Tavern, 2 Morden Rd, South Wimbledon, +44 20 8543 2023, [38]. Live music, seating outside and parking.
  • Henry J Beans, 153-163 The Broadway, +44 20 8543 5083, [39]. Food served. Great cocktails, some seating outside at the front. *Hideaway, 175 Kingston Rd, +44 20 8544 9451, [40]. Food served, good Sunday lunch served.
  • House Bar, 141 The Broadway, +44 20 8544 9306. Serves food based on inspiration from South Africa. Outside seating at the front and beer garden at rear.
  • Kilkenny Tavern, 131 Merton High St, South Wimbledon (next to South Wimbledon tube station). +44 20 8543 7308.
  • O'Neills, 66 The Broadway, +44 20 8545 9931. Food served.
  • The Old Garage, 20 Replingham Road (tube: Southfields), +44 20 8874 9370. Larger, cleaner and more modern than The Grid.
  • Rose and Crown, 55 High St, +44 20 8947 4713 (fax: +44 020 8947 4994). Food served, seating outside.
  • Suburban Bar and Lounge, 27 Hartfield Rd, +44 20 8543 9788, [41]. Cocktail bar, with daily 2-4-1 happy hour from 6PM.
  • Sultan, 78 Norman Rd, +44 20 8542 4532. Decent local pub serving very good real ale. The only pub in London owned by the Hopback Brewery. Walled garden. Bar Food served. BBQ on sundays weather permitting. "No loud music/TV policy" for those who want a quiet pint.
  • SWnineteen Bar, 4-5 High St, +44 20 8879 7020.
  • The Prince of Wales, 2 Hartfield Rd, +44 20 8946 5369. Serves food, owned by Punch taverns.
  • The Slug and Lettuce, Hartfield Rd, +44 20 8947 1791, [42]. Food served with seating outside.
  • The Terrace, Above Centre Court Shopping Centre, Queens Rd, +44 (0)20 8944 9970, [43]. Terrace overlooking central Wimbledon. Serves food.
  • Walkabout, 74-78 The Broadway, +44 20 8543 8624, [44]. Food served in this sports bar.
  • Watershed, 267 Broadway, +44 20 8540 0080, [45]. Club with live music and comedy evenings on Saturdays.
  • White Hart, 144 Kingston Rd (Near the Merton Park tram stop). Thai Food Served. Seating outside. Parking.
  • The Wibbas Down Inn (JD Wetherspoon pub), 6-12 Gladstone Rd, +44 20 8540 6788. Food Served. Some seating outside - now nearly completely taken up by smokers.

Sleep

  • Antoinette Hotel, The Broadway, +44 20 8543 4222, [46]. A 50 bedroom hotel, under new management and recently refurbished.
  • Cannizaro House, West Side, Wimbledon Common, +44 20 8879 1464 (fax: +44 20 8879 7338), [47]. A beautiful hotel overlooking Cannizaro Park to the rear and Wimbledon Common to the front. Excellent dining.
  • Justin James Hotel, 43 Worple Road, +44 20 947 4271 (fax: +44 20 8296 6715), [48].
  • The Phoenix, 123-125 Merton Road, +44 20 8542 0826, [49].
  • The Wimbledon Hotel, 78 Worple Rd, +44 20 8946 9265 (fax: +44 20 8946 1581), [50]. Small family run hotel.
  • Worcester House Hotel, 38 Alwyne Road, +44 20 8946 1300 (fax: +44 20 8946 9120), [51]. Small family run hotel.

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