Why residents love South Park Gardens
South Park Gardens is a leafy gem with a peaceful, friendly vibe, located just a short walk away from bustling Wimbledon Broadway. Living here, it’s hard to believe that you can reach the West End and City in just over half an hour.
This area is popular with young professionals and expanding families alike. Parents are attracted by its open spaces and outstanding state schools, while singles enjoy being close to shops, restaurants, bars and cinemas in the area close to Wimbledon mainline station known locally as “Wimbledon Town”.
Shopping and entertainment
There are plenty of shops and restaurants in the busy area of Wimbledon Town, just a short walk from South Park Gardens. The extensive retail and leisure facilities here include cinemas, the New Wimbledon Theatre, the Nuffield Leisure Centre and Centre Court shopping centre, where you’ll find a good selection of high street stores such as Gap, H&M, Paperchase, Boots, Costa and McDonalds. If you’re looking for something a little less mainstream than Wimbledon Village, with its chic shops, cafes, restaurants and delicatessens, is only a short bus ride away.
The Village is also the place to go if you like to play, or watch, tennis. In June each year its world-famous courts play host to the iconic Wimbledon Championships: a magnet for the rich and famous. During the tournament season the streets are positively buzzing with tennis stars, celebrities and excited fans.
Travel from South Park Gardens
It’s only a short commute into central London from Wimbledon railway station or Haydons Road national rail station. South West Trains and First Capital Connect provide a regular service and Clapham Junction, with onward connections to many different areas of London and the south east, is only seven minutes away.
In Wimbledon Town you’ll also find Wimbledon tube station on the District Line, together with a tramlink stop. The town is also well served by bus numbers 57, 93, 131, 156, 163, 164, 219, N87 and 200.
Wimbledon is almost equidistant from Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
Finding the right school
The Telegraph has included Wimbledon in its top twenty ‘Education hotspots’: sought-after areas where parents are keen to live because of their excellent schools. The newspaper has identified King’s College School (a fee-paying day school for junior and senior boys) as the area’s top independent school. Good private schools for girls include Putney High School and Wimbledon High School (which takes both junior and senior age groups), while Wimbledon Chase Primary School is a popular mixed state primary.
Other state primary schools in the area include Dundonald Primary, Bishop Gilpin Church of England Primary and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, all rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Willington School is an independent school for boys aged four to thirteen, rated as ‘Good’, and Wimbledon High School, an independent day school for girls aged four to eighteen, is known for its excellent academic results.
When it comes to state secondary schools, Ricards Lodge High School and Wimbledon College are both rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and the Face Youth Therapeutic School, a fee-paying mixed school for children with special needs between the ages of eleven and sixteen years, is also rated as ‘Good’.
Winchester White has a wide selection of properties for rent in South Park Gardens – an attractive, stylish area with all the amenities you could need, easy access to Central London, yet with the advantage of a villagey vibe.