Wimbledon has to be one of the most famous names in London, but it’s not the destination itself that has achieved such notoriety.
When someone says Wimbledon, most people won’t think about an affluent area of London. They don’t think about the distinction between a quaint, old world little village and the modern town centre nearby. No, they are probably thinking about tennis.
This is because Wimbledon is synonymous with the world famous tennis championships that take place there every year. The full name of the lawn tennis competition is The Championships, Wimbledon, but is almost exclusively referred to simply as ‘Wimbledon’.
Wimbledon is actually a lot more than just rackets and balls, and strawberries and cream. It’s boutiques and little cafes, it’s a huge common with playgrounds and a lake (and the occasional Womble, maybe).
It’s also a fantastic place to stay and whether it be in the traditional English village part or the more modern town centre, it provides a bit of respite from the crowds of Central London.
Available from TheSqua.re, here are some of the top properties in Wimbledon and surrounding areas.
All of these properties promise to be a home from home. All the entertainment including Wi-Fi and flat screen tv are available as a matter of course. So is air conditioning.
Properties from TheSqua.re can also offer other extras such as off road parking, gyms and concierge.
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Business and leisure travellers alike are turning their backs on traditional accommodation offerings such as hotels and instead opting for serviced apartments.
This is due to the many obvious advantages they offer.
Firstly, they offer an element of privacy. They’re great places to relax and whilst most hotels offer a comfy bed as a bare minimum, serviced apartments in Wimbledon can offer opportunities to work, cook or even to entertain other people, whether that be for a meeting or a meal.
The living space is not only larger, but much more versatile than a hotel could ever offer, unless opting for larger luxury rooms such as suites. Which often come with a hefty price tag.
They match and exceed hotels in many areas that might not be expected, areas such as home entertainment or the provision of a manned reception or concierge.
All the benefits of a hotel added to all the benefits of home come together to make a place that gives an ideal living space for both short-term and long-term stays. Also, a place where ‘living like a local’ can truly be experienced.
They’re also found in the most ideal locations, either exactly where people need to be or within easy distance of public transport.
Wimbledon is a favourite base in London for those travelling for work purposes. It’s far more of a homely place than staying in accommodation in Central London itself.
It’s not far away either, trains from Wimbledon railway station can take as little as 16 minutes to get into central London. The underground is a little slower but commuters can be in London Victoria station in less than half an hour.
The apartments from by TheSqua.re offer an excellent solution for accommodation for business travellers. There’s a place to relax at the end of the day which isn’t the same place to sleep in. There are separate living areas, a kitchen area, a bathroom as well as a comfy bedroom.
All apartments are tastefully decorated and all have gone through rigorous checks in terms of what they offer.
London is one of the most important cities in the world in terms of business and finance. However, the near 20 million people who visit every year aren’t all going for business. The majority are going for the fantastic sights and the rich history.
Serviced apartments in Wimbledon aren’t just perfect for the business travel, they also make ideal bases from which holidaymakers can plan and execute their packed London itineraries.
They are particularly ideal for those who want to take their time to explore the city and are looking for somewhere that’s comfortable for a longer-term stay.
Wimbledon’s proximity to a large number of the most popular London tourist attractions and its transport system make it an ideal base camp for any holiday.
The mod-cons of the serviced apartments are a welcome bonus.
Wimbledon is in South West London and is a district located within the London Borough of Merton.
Wimbledon divides roughly into two areas. The village is at the top of the hill, with Richmond and Wimbledon Parks nearby as well as the wilder Wimbledon Common. This is a place where it is difficult to believe just how close it is to Central London.
The town at the bottom of the hill is a little bit more industrial and much busier.
The two combined provide the resources and amenities that are essential for a longer-term stay. This includes shopping, pubs, bars and restaurants and entertainment venues.
It’s sometimes difficult to separate Wimbledon from the ’T’ word. Most facts about Wimbledon will generally have something to do with balls and rackets.
However, Wimbledon the place has had inhabitants since the Iron Age. Before anyone had ever thought about tennis. There’s actually a fort on Wimbledon Common which is believed to dat ne from this time.
The area actually appears in the Domesday book but is referred to as the Manor of Mortlake.
Here are some other facts about Wimbledon, (warning, may contain tennis references).
Wimbledon has the reputation of being a particularly upmarket and expensive part of London to live in. Its village feel, large properties and commutable distance come together to make it a very desirable place to be based.
However, as with the town itself the cost of living does vary quite considerably. The properties and the people in the village of Wimbledon demand a certain level of entertainment, restaurants and shopping.
The properties and people of the town centre require very different types of the same.
This makes Wimbledon a fairly unique place where people of any means can find what they need. Health clubs and bowling alleys, high end restaurants and high street takeaways, boutiques and discount shops all exist within Wimbledon which brings the average cost of living down.
Booking a serviced apartment for the longer term can also save a significant amount of money when compared to a short-term rental property
Having Wimbledon as a base for a business or leisure trip to London means staying in a town which has all the facilities of the city but without the crowds. But it also means staying somewhere where Central London is easily commutable with its business and financial districts as well as its tourist attractions and landmarks. Here are some tips for visiting Wimbledon that will help visitors get the most out of their days there.
Wimbledon is a destination in itself. It’s suburbia in a city and a place to be enjoyed.
Q.What are the most popular landmarks in Wimbledon?
There’s a few, here’s a selection,
Q.What are some free things to do in Wimbledon?
Wimbledon may have a reputation of being an upmarket and expensive area of London, but there are still a few things to do that are free.
Q.Are there many excursions to be had from Wimbledon?
There are plenty of excursions to be enjoyed in the surrounding areas. Wimbledon has good transport links into London and further out to the west which makes it an ideal starting point.
The museums of Kensington are a good example of an excursion which is just ten minutes away. The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum and the V&A Museum are the most famous examples of the museum quarter.
Q.What are the most family friendly things to do in Wimbledon?
The museums mentioned above are some of the most family friendly things to do in London and they’re just a short tube ride away.
The wide open spaces of Wimbledon Common, as well as Richmond and Wimbledon Parks are also great places for families to picnic and for kids to play.
The restaurants and cafes of Wimbledon Village are also well versed in welcoming families, making a day out in the village itself enjoyable and right on the doorstep of the serviced apartments in Wimbledon that make any stay much easier.
Staying in Wimbledon places people within close proximity of some of London’s best attractions, as well as having so much to offer in itself.
With some very expensive houses it’s expected they’ll be some top quality restaurants. Here are a selection.
London itself is a world famous shopping destination and places such as Oxford Street, Regent Street and Covent Garden are all within easy reach. But these are examples closer to Wimbledon itself.
London has an extensive transport network which is sometimes lacking south of the River Thames. Fortunately Wimbledon is the exception to this rule and despite being at the end of the line as far as the London Underground is concerned, the coverage that it offers is fantastic. Some of the nearby Underground stations include:
There are also a number of bus and tram routes as well as Wimbledon train station. The fastest way to get into Central London and the only station in London that provides an interchange between mainline rail, the Underground and Tramline services.
London is a couple of degrees warmer than places on the outskirts but still follows a similar pattern to the rest of the UK.
Winters are cold, Springs are rainy (even more so than the rest of the year) and summers can be quite hot, especially in August and especially on the Underground network which often has no air conditioning.
London is a city for all seasons however, there’s always something going on whatever the weather. The trick is to wear layers all through the year and take a big bag to strip off into when necessary!