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The Terrace

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!).

Hemingways

Hemingways

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

Crêpe Affaire

Crêpe Affaire

This café serves the perfect sweet and savoury crêpes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The milkshakes are delicious too!

The Alexandra

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.

Piajeh

Piajeh

Luxury pieces from around the world that always make a statement.

Buddhapadipa Temple

Buddhapadipa Temple

A beautiful building that I highly recommend anyone to go and take a look!

Wimbledon Park Farmers' Market

Wimbledon Park Farmers' Market

Excellent selection of fresh vegetables, meat, dairy and bakery products brought in direct from the producers every Saturday.

Hot Pink

Hot Pink

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

Thai Tho

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.

Aubaine

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.

McChina

McChina

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

The Dog & Fox

The Dog & Fox

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

Bill's

Bill's

Fantastic breakfasts - even the vegetarian one is great!

Light on the Common

Light on the Common

This elegant restaurant serves delicious freshly prepared dishes, from light lunches to traditional favourites, including a mean steak and chips.

Al Forno

Al Forno

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

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

"Opened in 1910, Wimbledon Theatre originally included a Turkish bath in its basement thought to have been used by the male actors"

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

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Still affordable yet benefiting from recent gentrification, Colliers Wood is the next hot spot..

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

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What locals say about SW19

  1. My budget, cosmopolitan, transportation

  2. Great local market, convenient shopping, diverse locals, well connected

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

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

  5. 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 become an up and coming area.

  6. 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!

  7. 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 shopping centre, cinema, restaurants and the good transport links there. Copse Hill has good schools within walking distance such as Kings, the Rowans, Squirrels, St Mathews C of E, Wimbledon College and the Ersuline and Wimbledon High and The Study very nearby. Having a green and spacious feel and yet having the convenience of London it has the best of both worlds. I wanted to live here for a few years before the right property came along and we love it here.

  8. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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 with nice parks. Not as pretty as Wimbledon but not as crowded either!

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

  14. South Park Gardens, Polka Theater.

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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

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

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

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

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

Caterpillar Music

The 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

Aap Ka Wakt

Southmead Centre for Children and Families
A time for parents who speak Urdu to come together and enjoy fun activities. During this session parents can: share ideas, and meet other parents / carers. Website

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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