Wimbledon’s popularity with wealthy families first began in the 17th century, when it was thought to be an attractive village, close to London. Once the railway arrived in the 19th century, its population increased rapidly and the village expanded. Grand Victorian villas and terraced properties were built, and remain to this day.
Wimbledon is still very popular today with families who are looking to live a peaceful village life, away from the hustle and bustle of central London. The area is famous for its annual summer tennis tournament, during which time the village buzzes with Championships fever.
The area is split roughly into two sections: the town, where the mainline train station is, and the more tranquil village.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary and Dundonald Primary are both outstanding state schools. Kings College (featured) is a very popular independent secondary school.
The Lawn Bistro (featured) and the Light House are two very popular restaurants in the area.
There is a wide selection of pubs in Wimbledon, such as the Rose & Crown (featured) in the village and the Terrace, which is in town.
Wimbledon Common (featured) is a large and peaceful area, which also features ponds and a nature trail.