What's your favourite thing in... Wimbledon?

Tell us what you love most in the area - and why!

Our weekly series of area guides continues! And next, our spotlight is set to shine upon Wimbledon. We'd love to hear your recommendations, so let us know your favourite things in the area (and what makes them so good!) in the comments below. You could even win a luxury hotel stay!


Ed Pentelow

I'm sure a lot of people will mention spots around Wimbledon Village, but South Wimbledon is also great, especially if you like beer. I'm a big fan of CAMRA favourites The Sultan (The Hopback Brewery's only London outlet) and The Trafalgar Freehouse. Nelson Wines on Merton High Street is one of the best craft beer shops I've visited in London. Seldom hear people mention it, but it has an excellent selection. Perhaps pushing the boundaries of where Wimbledon ends, but By The Horns Brewery opposite Wimbledon Dog Track have a tap room that opens regularly for visitors. 

Leah D

My favourite things in Wimbledon involve walking through the Wandle Nature Reserve to By The Horns Brewery (near to Wimbledon dog track).  A great local brewery with great beer - you can sit and drink there at the weekend. I also love open air theatre at Cannizaro Park when they have it and in October each year, there is the annual Wimbledon Bookfest on the Common, with lots of famous writers and activities for all ages. 

Jemma d

Sticks in Sushi or Bayee Village and strolling through the village on a sunny evening. Cannizaro Park for picnics and icecreams at the windmill on the common

Steph H

Suburban cocktail bar...

Simon J

The Polka Theatre is a brilliant place, situated at the end of Wimbledon Broadway, it's an architectural triumph of a children's theatre, with a a sloping roof and maniacal clock on its front that looks as if it's from Alice in Wonderland, inside there are brightly coloured play areas, climbing frames in the back garden, a teddy-bear factory in the attic, a gorgeous food area to buy sweets, and a cracking auditorium which shows amazing theatre productions for young people - A great and inspiring place that will make children young and old fall in love with theatre and culture for a lifetime. 

Lauren W

Not sure if it counts as Wimbledon proper, but the River Wandle is absolutely beautiful. Take a stroll down the Wandle Trail, end up at Morden Hall Park, poke around at Deen City Farm and drink at London's best riverside pub (the William Morris at Merton Abbey).

Victoria D

1) Wimbledon Village - quaint places to visit, excellent shopping and eateries

2) Cannizaro Park/ Cannizaro House - A beautiful place to relax (with a peaceful country atmosphere)

3) Raynes Park (Durham Road) - An eclectic mix, offering excellent Korean food, the best Sushi in Wimbledon, and a fantastic hair salon!!!