Wimbledon is an attractive, characterful part of London that's most famous for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, but there's much more to interest visitors here. Although staying in a hotel near Wimbledon Park is the absolute best way to enjoy all the buzz and atmosphere of the tennis championships, there's plenty to do at other times of year. So take the opportunity to get out and explore this south west London area.
Book hotels near Wimbledon
The Travelodge London Wimbledon Morden Hotel is located within easy reach of both Tube and rail stations. With routes to both Central London and out into the Surrey countryside, it's easy for you to experience the best of the region. For family fun, perhaps stay at the Travelodge London Chessington Tolworth hotel, a short drive from all the thrilling rides at Chessington World of Adventures.
Things to do near Wimbledon
Wimbledon Park itself is known for its lake, where locals take part in waterskiing and other sports. If you're staying in the area, take an early morning walk on Wimbledon Common, home of The Wombles and known for its open heath and wildlife. You'll also want to browse the boutiques in Wimbledon Village and stop off in one of the cute cafes for a tasty lunch.
Shopping fans will love Abbey Mills Market. Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium makes a great evening out, so have a flutter and enjoy a traditional London pastime. The private boxes are ideal for birthday parties or just have dinner with a view of the track in the Grandstand. Theatre buffs should check out what's on at the New Wimbledon Theatre, which boasts one of the finest repertory programmes in the whole country. And you'll have to take the kids to a show they'll love at the Polka Theatre.