Wimbledon is known internationally for one thing: the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. This historic world-renowned championship, which started in 1877, sees thousands make their yearly pilgrimage to SW19 in order to soak up some sporting greatness in the unpredictable British summer.
But that doesn’t mean that for the majority of the year when the tennis isn't on that there’s nothing to do. In fact, Wimbledon has loads on offer. From the windmill museum to the famous common and a theatre that’s home to some of London’s best family-friendly shows, there are activities a-plenty. You can also stumble upon the area’s restaurants and brilliant pubs and bars, some of which sprawl on to the common in the summer months.
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Things to do in Wimbledon
Restaurants in Wimbledon
Bars and pubs in Wimbledon
Hotels in Wimbledon
Dog & Fox Hotel
This Wimbledon Village pub has been around for years but in 2014 the new owners, Young’s, gave it a great new look – adding 17 boutique-style hotel rooms into the mix. The look is luxurious and each room comes with an en suite shower, TV, radion, telephone and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Premier Inn London Wimbledon South
This Premier Inn is 3 miles from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, home of the Wimbledon Championships. Modern rooms each have a TV, and are 10 minutes’ walk from Colliers Wood Tube Station.The Premier Inn London Wimbledon South is a 10-minute drive from the centre of Wimbledon and the famous tennis courts. There are 2 Tube Stations just 0.6 miles away, providing links to central London in 30 minutes.All bedrooms have a telephone, a work area and tea and coffee. Each bathroom has a power shower and hairdryer.Some rooms can take 2 adults and up to 2 children (under 16 years). The 2 children also get a free full breakfast when accompanied by an adult eating a full breakfast.The full all-you-can-eat breakfast has the expected cooked items, including vegetarian sausages, as well as a wide continental selection.
The perfect weekend in Wimbledon
Mezzanine Lounge Bar
Cocktails are the order of the day at the Mezzanine Lounge Bar, located in the lively Quaglino's in St James’s. Expect signature cocktails such as the mayfair lady: shiso leaves infused in vodka, elderflower liqueur, lychee and lemon juice and topped off with fizz. Plus its mixologists serve up twists on your favourites, for example the pigalle colada is made with fennel seeds and roasted pineapple, and wine-lovers haven't been forgotten, with a 300-strong wine list to choose from. If you're looking for some late-night entertainment, the art-deco style venue regularly hosts jazz, swing and soul nights.
Venue says: “Launching on May 3rd - Q Aperitivo Summer! Enjoy Italian inspired cocktails, complimentary snacks from our Aperitivo Bar and live music!”