A locals' guide to SW20
"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
"New Malden has an amazing selection of Korean restaurants."Christian Dickson
Where do SW20 locals go?
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
Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf
A golf course with 18 holes, waterfalls, caves and putting greens, plus moving and even roaring dinosaurs.
Submitted by Mano
The Royal Oak
I love this pub because of the fantastic garden - it's a great spot to hang out during the summer months.
Submitted by Arabella
Why do you find SW20 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 SW20?
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."
Child-friendly activities near SW20
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
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
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
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
Tiny TunesNew Malden Library
Hide under a parachute, wave the pom poms, meet Mr Tiny, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics! Website
SW20 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas of Merton Park, Raynes Park and is covered by the Merton local authority.
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