What is it like to live in Wimbledon?

by | Apr 4, 2022 | Moving

The first thing people tend to associate with Wimbledon is tennis, or possibly the Wombles if you are the right age. However, there is far more to life in one of London’s greenest districts, making it incredibly appealing to those looking for their next home.


Wimbledon, UK



According to Rightmove, over the past year, properties in Wimbledon have sold for an average price of £920,009. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £1,273,071, terraced houses for £930,758 on average and flats for £473,930. The rental market in Wimbledon currently sees tenants spending an average of £2,500 per month to rent a two-bedroom flat or in the region of £6,000 per month to rent a large family home.


Wimbledon is located in Zone 3. The District Line stops at Wimbledon Railway Station, while South Wimbledon Station connects to the Northern Line. It’s also possible to access the South Western Railway, Thameslink and Tramlink in Wimbledon. Central London is easy to access from Wimbledon, with a travel time of around 27 minutes to the City of London underground station Moorgate, and Westminster a 35-minute journey away.


With a host of excellent schools, Wimbledon is attractive for families. Primary schools registered as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted include Dundonald, Wimbledon Chase, and Holy Trinity C of E. ‘Outstanding’ secondary schools include Wimbledon College and Ursuline High. There are also some great private school options in Wimbledon, including a small independent Norwegian school, King’s College and Wimbledon High.

Shopping, Eating Out & Entertainment

When it comes to shopping, Wimbledon Town offers a range of high-street chains in Centre Court shopping centre, including Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Boots and H&M. Wimbledon Village offers a range of boutique fashion stores and high-end independent retailers.

There are many excellent pubs in Wimbledon Village, including the Rose and Crown and the Dog and Fox. And, if you’re searching for a high-end chain restaurant, Wimbledon Village is home to Côte, Hotel du Vin and The Ivy Cafe. Meanwhile theatregoers will be delighted to know that the New Wimbledon Theatre is a stalwart of the UK theatre industry, having hosted some of the world’s biggest stage productions. Mini fans of the stage will also adore the fabulous Polka Children’s Theatre, which specialises in world-class entertainment for younger audiences.


Of course, Wimbledon is home to the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. However, if your recreational ambitions are a little lower, there are still plenty of great options. Wimbledon and Putney Commons offer the largest area of common land in London, with a vast 1,140 acres of glorious green space to explore and relax in. In addition, Wimbledon Village Stable is England’s oldest stable and, therefore, the perfect place to head for riding lessons or hacks.

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