5 things to see and do in Wimbledon

Everyone knows Wimbledon as the home of the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament. This small town in the southwest of London has plenty to offer, and things to do to suit the whole family.

To celebrate the opening of our London Wimbledon Central hotel, we’ve rounded up 5 things that you can see and do around the district.

1. Watch the Wimbledon Tournament at the All England Lawn Tennis Club

London Wimbledon plays annual host to the world’s most famous and oldest tennis tournament. This prestigious event is held for 2 weeks during mid-July and comes with its very own taste of Pimms and strawberries. If you’re visiting during this time, it truly is a unique atmosphere that needs to be on your bucket list!

Or… visit Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum!

If you’re visiting around the times of the tournament, but want to find out a bit more about the history of the event, then why not try the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum? With history from the games dating back to 1924. With collections of clothing, tennis balls and memorabilia all with Wimbledon significance, this museum would suit any avid tennis fan! So pre-book your visit to get a glimpse into the amazing history of this event.

Stay Nearby: London Wimbledon Central | London Raynes Park

2. Spend a day in Wimbledon and Putney Commons

This stunning 1,140 acres of countryside sits in the centre of Wimbledon and Putney and is a designated site of scientific interest. There is plenty of nature to be seen, with rolling forests and greenery, as well as many walking and cycling trails. There are also plenty of amenities for golfing and horseriding. The grounds also lead right to the Windmill Museum, a popular destination for those wanting to learn more about the history of Wimbledon.

Stay Nearby: London Raynes Park | London Wimbledon Central

3. Visit Wimbledon Windmill Museum

This fascinating museum sits just on the edge of the Putney with 2 floors showcasing the history of the famous windmill sitting atop the building. The windmill itself first opened in 1976 on the first floor only, as the ground floor was being used as accommodation for the Wimbledon Common Rangers. It then extended into a full museum in 1999. With shelves of old memorabilia and structures from over the windmill’s life, there are plenty of exciting exhibits for both younger and older guests.

Stay Nearby: London Wimbledon Central | London Raynes Park

4. Admire Buddhapadipa Temple

Buddhapadipa Temple, also known as Wat Buddhapadipa, should be a sure visit if you’re staying locally. It was the first Thai Buddhist temple to be built in the UK and is located a short walk from the town centre. With a stunning exterior showcasing a golden-gilded roof, a statue-filled garden and stunning white walls, this temple is a sight to behold. The exterior houses many different wall murals, and is a sacred place for practical Buddhist teachings in Europe.

Stay Nearby: London Wimbledon Central | London Raynes Park

5. Take the kids to the New Wimbledon Theatre

South West London venue New Wimbledon Theatre has been an iconic landmark in Wimbledon Town Centre since 1910. Showcasing comedy, musicals, family entertainment, dance, and pantomimes all year round, this theatre is the perfect venue for any time of the year. Just a few of the kid-friendly productions they’ve held include Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever, Blue Wheelie Bin of Fun and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Stay Nearby: London Wimbledon Central | London Raynes Park