Benefits of Serviced Apartments
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.
Corporate Accommodation in Wimbledon
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.
Holiday Accommodation in Wimbledon
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.
Where to Stay in Wimbledon
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.
Facts About Wimbledon
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).
- The UK’s first Thai Temple can be found in Wimbledon. The Buddhapadipia Temple provides an ideal space for relaxation and meditation and is a favourite hangout for Buddhist Monks.
- The famous tennis club which plays host to the Championships was actually born out the croquet craze of 1868. Tennis wasn’t introduced until 1875 and even today the full name of the club is the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
- Wombles live on Wimbledon Common, at least in the books of Elizabeth Beresford. These furry creatures collect and recycle rubbish in imaginative and useful ways.
- Wimbledon Common has a windmill. It’s open as a museum and has a shop where various souvenirs, including Wombles, can be purchased.
- Cannizaro Park can also be found in Wimbledon. This is a landscaped garden, protected by a Grade II listing due to its rare flowers and plants.
- Famous people hailing from Wimbledon include Lord Nelson and Oliver Reed. The man who built the sewer system of London, Sir Joseph Bazalgette was also a resident.
Cost of Living in Wimbledon
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
Tips for Visiting Wimbledon
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 on the outskirts of London. Make the most of it by travelling North, South or further West. There’s much more to the UK than London.
- Most of London’s most famous museums can be found in Kensington. South Kensington station is just a ten-minute journey from Wimbledon on the District Line underground service.
- Take the time to explore Wimbledon itself. The Common is at least a day’s exploration and the pretty village has plenty of pubs and quaint cafes to enjoy.
- Buy an Oyster Card. This will allow travel on all types of public transport in the London area, It works out as the cheapest and easiest way to travel. Remember, London buses do not take cash.
- When going to the tennis take a sunhat, sun lotion and rain coat. Also take food, water and a camera. Leave selfie sticks at home - these are thankfully banned.
Things to do in Wimbledon
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,
- Polka Theatre.
- All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
- Kenneth Ritchie Wimbledon Library.
- Buddhapadipa Temple.
- Caesar’s Camp (Iron Age Fort, Wimbledon Common).
- Museum of Wimbledon.
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.
- Wimbledon Common.
- Wimbledon Village.
- Caesar’s Camp (Iron Age Fort, Wimbledon Common).
- Cannizaro Park.
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.
Places to Visit in Wimbledon
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.
- Wimbledon Common - Comprising of Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath and Putney Lower Common and covering a total area of 1,140 acres. Also, home to fabled, Wombles.
- The Championships - Wimbledon - It goes without saying that a visit to Wimbledon in summer must coincide with the famous tennis tournament.
- Polka Children’s Theatre - Productions for babies, toddlers and children up to the age of thirteen. Always plenty going on.
- AFC Wimbledon, Kingsmeadow - A much more popular sport but a much less well known team. This football club plays in the third tier of the English professional league but has a fascinating story which will be known by football fans.
- Cannizaro Park - This used to be the gardens of a country house, it’s now 35 acres of Grade II listed beauty, open to the public.
- Wimbledon Farmer’s Market - Regional organic market taking place every Saturday in a local primary school. The ideal place to pick up the ingredients for a meal in a serviced apartment in Wimbledon.
Places to Eat in Wimbledon
With some very expensive houses it’s expected they’ll be some top quality restaurants. Here are a selection.
- The White Onion.
- The Giggling Squid.
- The Ivy Café.
- The Rose & Crown.
- Black Radish.
- Chango Empanadas.
- Maison St Cassien.
Shopping in Wimbledon
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.
- Centre Court Shopping (Wimbledon)
- Wimbledon Town Centre (The Broadway)
- The Bentall Centre (Kingston Upon Thames
- Westfield London (White City)
- Broadway Shopping Centre (Hammersmith)
Transportation in Wimbledon
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:
- Wimbledon (District Line - Zone 3).
- Wimbledon Park (District Line - Zone 3).
- Southfields (District Line - Zone 3).
- South Wimbledon (Northern Line - Zone 3/4).
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.
Weather in Wimbledon
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!