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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“A 20 minute walk from here or a very short bus ride. The Village has a laid-back atmosphere with lots of independent/trendy shops and a cafe culture. It's close to Wimbledon Common and you can go horse-riding from here as well.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“If you want to get away from London's busy life, traffic and general bustle, it is the perfect place as a good walk on the common " blows away the cobwebs " . Horse riding is possible, picking up from the 2 Riding Stables in Wimbledon Village. Or just go for a "pint " / a beer in the many country type pubs that are on the edge of the common ; the Fox and Grapes is a particularly good one, for food also. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Bus Line
“Only a short train ride or drive from us, apart from the tennis club Wimbledon is a great place to visit for shops/restaurants”
  • 71 locals recommend
Tennis Stadium
“If you are staying in southwest London, seeing Wimbledon tennis club and learning about its history must be in your list! See the home of tennis in London for yourself.”
  • 43 locals recommend
“Church Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 Tennis fans should have the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum high up on their list of places to visit. Here you will find out how the tennis transformed from a garden party past time to a multi-million dollar professional sport through films, audio guides, and interactive displays. You will be able to see the glittery trophies, memorabilia, and visit the changing rooms. You can also book a tour to see the grounds.”
  • 37 locals recommend
“Well-known theatre with many shows that have transferred to or from the West End, in Wimbledon town centre. The Christmas pantomimes are particularly popular.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“It's got all the shops you need to keep you busy for a couple of hours (including Boots, H&M, Lakeland and Debenhams)”
  • 16 locals recommend
“Great place for a drink. They have live music on Saturday night. Great brunch and Sunday Roasts.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Tennis Court
“Beautiful park with a fabulous range of activities and sights. From tennis, the lake and big green areas- you'll have a fab time!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Oozing ultra sleek Scandinavian chic. Sticks and Sushi is one of Wimbledon's most fashionable and popular eateries. The best of Japanese dining. $$$ ”
  • 22 locals recommend
“It is at the end of our road and is where the crowds of tennis fans camp every year for the Wimblefon queue. It had a pretty lake complete with swans and wildlife as well as boating activities; public tennis courts, bowls, cafe, children's play area etc. It is also a pleasant shortcut to Wimbledon village and the Tennis Grounds. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“2 minute walk, incredibly popular, long established with a good and varied selection of Italian food.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“4 minute walk, known for its oven fired sour dough pizzas, reasonably priced. Less crowded than Olive Garden but this is because it is adjacent to another Italian and next to a Fish and Chips Restaurant and thus somewhat less obvious. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
“Cross the Lea Bridge roundabout, stay on upper clapton road, just past Clapton station on the right, this is a great spot - always really good music, food and a good selection of drinks. Big outdoor area with heaters, and cosy inside. Sometimes with a fire inside too! ”
  • 18 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“If you want something special, this famous restaurant is the place to be. The food is first class, procu yet not extortionate. As it is impossible to get a table in the Ivy in central London, it is a joy to be able to get thr same food locally. ( Generally you do need to book a day in advance ) ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“The best French Bakery in Town. Buy Freshly made bread and patisseries everyday. It’s France at your doorstep. Visit this shop for fresh baguettes, lovely pastries and lots of other French cheese and other produce. The staff are always warm and friendly too (good opportunity to practice your French). They make fresh sandwiches too so, great to buy your own sandwich before hitting the town for sightseeing.”
  • 21 locals recommend