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A locals' guide to SW19

"At the heart of Wimbledon Village is St Mary's Church"

Thomas Howe

"Wimbledon Common is the perfect spot for a picnic, where you might even see riders from the local equestrian club."

Thomas Lebbern

"Colliers Wood is well connected with the City and central London yet boasts green spaces for families and walking the dog."

Bradley Slade

What is your favourite place?

Where do SW19 locals go?

Wimbledon Village

The village is alive with such a variety of restaurants, pubs and bars. And there's lots happening when the tennis is on too. It's also close to Wimbledon Common, with a lake where you can feed the birds.

The Dog & Fox

One of the busiest pubs in Wimbledon, hosting a hotel, a pub and a restaurant, which does a fabulous Sunday roast.

The Terrace

Beautiful rooftop restaurant serving tantalising treats to fill you up when the lights go down and the dancing shoes come on (or off in some cases!).

McChina

Eat in or take away, this Chinese restaurant serves everyones favourite dishes - perfect for large groups.

The Alexandra

As well as serving proper pub grub, this place has a fantastic roof terrace too with a covered seating area and heaters for when it gets chilly.

HMV Curzon

A cinema on Wimbledon's doorstep showing both arts and mainstream films.

Al Forno

Bursting at the seams, this Italian restaurant always leaves you feeling full and smiley.

Rose & Crown

This traditional pub in Wimbledon Village serves a great Sunday roast. There's a lovely beer garden too, which is great for drinks in the summer.

Hemingways

Cocktails, mocktails and more! This sophisticated bar serves food too.

Aubaine

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.

Gail's

Delightful baked goods in true village fashion.

Thai Tho

This traditional Thai restaurant serves authentic food that is reasonably priced and delicious! It's a great place to go with a group of friends, as the dishes are perfect for sharing.

Hans Wurst

The best German sausage in town served out of a trailer!

The Pod

The greatest late night hotspot to party your worries away.

Hot Pink

A healthy grill at an amazing price - it will leave your taste buds sizzling!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Wimbledon, Merton, Colliers Wood, Southfields, Earlsfield, Raynes Park, Tooting, Wandsworth, Roehampton and Mitcham

What do you love about SW19?

Why do you find SW19 a great place to live?

Umit

"My budget, cosmopolitan, transportation"

February 2015

Mark

"Great local market, convenient shopping, diverse locals, well connected"

February 2015

Britta

"The houses are so gorgeous and Wimbledon village has the best shops and restaurants!"

February 2015

Sue

"Easy to get to everything in the city centre but still with a leafy feel."

February 2015

Local resident

"It has got lots of great outdoor spaces and parks, as well as the River Wandle. Whenever I walk alongside it I feel like I'm in the countryside and provides a little bit of piece in the bustling life of London... Colliers Wood is also very close to Wimbledon with lots of amazing bars, restaurants and shops, however I have noticed a couple of new cafes and pubs opening in Colliers Wood too - seems that it has started to bec... more

October 2013

Sue

"I was invited to the Picnic in South Park Gardens last Sunday. I was very much surprised how wordefull the park is, as well as, the lovely community spirit there. Wish I could afford to live there. Wonderfull little place!"

June 2013

Local resident

"We like living in Copse Hill because it does not feel like you live in London. There are mostly detached houses on the road. It is very green with lots of trees and near Wimbledon Common, the Golf course and it has a good tennis club, pub and riding stables on the doorstep. Yet it is possible to walk to Wimbledon village with it boutiques, and restaurants and a short ride on the bus down to the main part of Wimbledon with its... more

March 2013

Jessica

"Wimbledon Common is a large open space in Wimbledon south-west London, totalling 460 hectares (1,100 acres).[1] There are three named areas: Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath, and Putney Lower Common which together are managed under the name Wimbledon and Putney Commons. Putney Lower Common is separated from the rest of the Common by about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) of built-up area of southwest Putney. "

March 2013

Jessica

"Gosh..I love living in Wimbledon! It is a well kept secret! Village, South Park Gardens, Cannizaro Park, common, richmond park on door step, great transport links, lovely restaurants & pubs, windmill, parkside and no need to mention the TENNIS! Will never move out from here... "

March 2013

Local resident

"South Park Gardens is definitely the best part of Wimbledon outside the village. There are 2 grade II listed parks in Wimbledon, Cannizaro and South Park Gardens and you have a real sense of pride in the South Park Gardens community and can really feel that people genuinely love living here. Please come and see for yourself, its a very special place indeed!"

February 2013

Local resident

"Absolutely love living here. It's a great secret "Gem" where community spirit, open green space and friendly neighboorhood blends in together. It's also so convenient to the town, village and transport links. I will live here until the last day of my life. Love South Park Gardens!"

January 2013

Laura

"We have been living in Colliers Wood for almost 3 years now and really like it. We wanted to be close to Wimbledon but with a cheaper rent! We have a baby and there are so many playgroups and nice families around. We enjoy going to the small local market and to the Tandem center where there are plenty of shops. I work in central London and it's very easy to commute with the northern line. This is an area that I find safe w... more

May 2012

Paul

"South Park Gardens area is amazing! Love loving here."

July 2011

Local resident

"South Park Gardens, Polka Theater."

May 2011

You

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"54,250 tennis balls are used at the Wimbledon Championships every year and until 1986 they were actually white - they changed to yellow so that the umpires could see them more easily."

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Child-friendly activities near SW19

Crazy Golf at Wimbledon Park

Wimbledon Park
Crazy golf is golf on a miniature scale where you have to putt a golf ball into a hole avoiding various obstacles. Crazy golf is fun for all the family. All equipment is supplied by the site and there are plastic clubs available for little golfers. All year round(Monday-Sunday): 10:00 to 30 minutes before dusk Website

Operation Magic Carpet

The Unicorn Theatre
Nomi wants a story of her own. She lives in London but dreams about Baghdad, where her parents are from. One night over dinner, a genie bursts out of a mango pickle jar and Nomi is swept away on a magic carpet to Baghdad. Characters from the Arabian Nights come to life as she meets Sinbad, swims the Tigris and sees a water buffalo. But when her three wishes run out, how will Nomi get back home? A magical play about exploring your culture and knowing where you come from so you know where you're going.  Website

NCT Coffee Me & Baby

The Old Frizzle Pub
Join us for Coffee, Me & Baby! Everyone is welcome (NCT Members and non-members), please drop by with your bump or baby and meet other local Mums in your local area for a relaxing coffee and chat. Website

Sing and Sign Classes

Boots
Sing and Sign's original and unique approach has revolutionised baby signing in this country. Everyone knows nursery rhymes and action songs are great fun and musical activities help stimulate language development. Sing and Sign combines the benefits of both music and baby signing. We teach a wide range of signs using some traditional and some specially written or adapted songs.  Website

Tiny Tunes

William Morris House
Come & join our song, rhyme and fun bubble sessions for pre-school children. No need to book just turn up!! PAY AS YOU GO !! Hide under a parachute, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs we will get you dancing to some of the well known pop classics ! Website

The Flea Circus

Merton Abbey School
A unique combination of circus, movement, make-believe and song, you will soon see your child develop confidence, imagination, co-ordination and concentration.The workshops are broken into sections to encourage physical and creative development. Songs, music and storytelling make our classes so fun and imaginative they won't even notice they are learning. Website

Ridgway Stables

Ridgway 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
  1. About SW19

    SW19 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas of Wimbledon, Colliers Wood, Southfields Merton and is covered by the Wandsworth local authority.

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