About Wimbledon London

Wimbledon Tennis

For almost all of the past century, Wimbledon has been known internationally as the home of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. However, it has a lot more to offer than simply a famous sporting venue.

Dating back to the Iron Age, Wimbledon has a steep history and not until 1965 did it become part of the Greater London area. Wimbledon has had some form of population since at least the Iron Age when a hill fort on the Common was built. Originally, the centre of Wimbledon was at the top of the hill near to the common - this area has become known locally as "the village".

If you want to relax you can visit the cinema to view a movie or Wimbledon Village provides an interesting blend of restaurants, pubs and bistros if you are looking for a spot of lunch or an evening meal. The new Wimbledon Theatre is a popular option if you would like to see a play and a large number of West End productions appear at the theatre.

Accommodation in Wimbledon is significantly more reasonable than in Central London. However, throughout the fortnight of the tennis championships, accommodation is incredibly expensive and almost impossible to find. A lot of people find Wimbledon to be extremely convenient and it offers a large choice of hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation to suit all budgets.

Throughout the annual fortnight of the Wimbledon tennis championship the streets are packed with visitors enjoying the facilities. As the home of the All England Lawn Tennis Association, a museum can be found within the grounds exhibiting artifacts dating back to 1955. Memorabilia can be found from many different players including those from Victorian times.

Wimbledon is not only famous as being a sporting arena for its tennis championship. Its football team became referred to as the 'Crazy Gang' in the 1980's famously beating Liverpool in the FA Cup before controversially moving out of the Wimbledon area to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire.

Just as in preceding centuries, Wimbledon's allure continues to be its easy access into central London together with the benefit of leisure facilities available. Good rail links present the opportunity to be in the centre of London in just 30 minutes.

Wimbledon Common became famous back in the 1970's for the Wombles, a creation of Elisabeth Beresford. The Wombles who lived on Wimbledon Common gathered and recycled rubbish keeping the area tidy. With more than 1160 acres, the common is perfect for visiting if you would like a day out in the open together with a visit to the Windmill museum.