A locals' guide to Raynes Park
"The stunning period blocks in Wimbledon offer grand environments."Thomas Lebbern
"Wimbledon Common is the perfect spot for a picnic, where you might even see riders from the local equestrian club."Thomas Lebbern
"The John Innes Conservation Area in Merton has some beautiful old buildings."Tom Cope
Where do Raynes Park locals go?
Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf
A golf course with 18 holes, waterfalls, caves and putting greens, plus moving and even roaring dinosaurs.
Submitted by Mano
An incredible home store in the heart of Raynes Park, with a great cafe in which to unwind from the shopping.
Submitted by Michael
Quirky cafe on Coombe Lane that's great for a quiet cup of tea or a quick catch up.
Submitted by Daniel
A Sri Lankan/Indian takeaway with massive portions that is excellent value for money!
Submitted by Aidan
High quality South Indian food, fantastic service and the best value for money.
Submitted by Mano
Light on the Common
This elegant restaurant serves delicious freshly prepared dishes, from light lunches to traditional favourites, including a mean steak and chips.
Submitted by Daisy
Serving tasty French food, this restaurant is part of a small chain and has an impressive interior. The atmosphere is really romantic and there's a pretty outdoor seating area too.
Submitted by Daisy
Why do you find Raynes Park a great place to live?
"Raines Park is such a nice, quite and peaceful place to live and transport links to the central London is absolutely wonderful. Locally shops, supermarket and restaurants are within reach."
"Great area on the borders of busier Wimbledon and has a real community feel."
What do you like about Raynes Park?
Did you know?
"Gothic Lodge, Woodhayes Road was the first house in London to have a telephone, introduced by its owner engineer William Henry Preece in the late 1800s."
Explore Raynes Park
Child-friendly activities near Raynes Park
Musical ExpressSindbads Soft Play Café
Fun and interactive music and movement classes for pre-schoolers! With lots of time to play the percussion instruments and a new surprise each week. Website
Thula Mama-Wimbledon groupWimbledon village
Thula Mama (www.thulamama.co.uk) is a close harmony singing group for parents. We sing interesting and inspiring music from around the world, meet other new parents, and lull our babies to sleep with beautiful harmonies! Website
Baby Sensory Wimbledon - Birth to 13 monthsChrist Church Hall
Baby Sensory's award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby's sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. Baby Sensory is an extremely popular Baby Development activity and many of our classes are fully booked, it is advisable to book early. Visitors are always welcome but please call in advance to reserve your place. Website
Ridgway StablesRidgway Stables
We have a wide selection of ponies carefully chosen for their kind temperament and experience in teaching children to ride a pony in the wonderful surroundings of Wimbledon Common. We have over 20 horses and ponies so adults and children get plenty of opportunity to ride. Our horses and ponies are trained to make the novice or expereinced rider feel at ease. Website
Caterpillar MusicThe Mansel Road Centre
Babies are never too young to enjoy Caterpillar Music and they enjoy watching other babies and older children- it encourages them to crawl, stand up and eventually start taking a few steps in order to follow the fun with the older children. Website
About Raynes Park
Raynes Park is a suburb within the London Borough of Merton south-west London, centred around Raynes Park station and situated between Wimbledon and New Malden. It is 8.2 miles (13.2 km) south-west of Charing Cross. The area is effectively divided into two by the Waterloo - Southampton mainline railway. It is a typical London commuter suburb in that it is relatively prosperous and the residents are mostly middle class although there are few major retail chains. The nearest major shopping area is nearby Wimbledon. Residents can easily travel to nearby Wimbledon, West Wimbledon, Wimbledon Village, Kingston or Sutton. Raynes Park has good train links to Waterloo station. Towards the north and west, either side of the borough boundary with the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames are more the expensive areas of Copse Hill and Coombe with their large detached houses, golf courses and gated lands.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Raynes Park
- New Malden
- Worcester Park
- Colliers Wood
- Sutton Common
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