Why choosing the Battles is no contest
With road names inspired by historic naval battles, commanders and ships - not to mention a famous naval commander’s mistress – it’s no surprise to find a wealth of attractive Victorian period properties in this sought-after part of Wimbledon. These range from two to three bed terraced houses to larger, semi-detached properties, many of which have been sympathetically converted into flat.
Located between Quicks Road in the north and Merton Road in the south, “The Battles” is made up of Hamilton Road, Hardy Road, Trafalgar Road, Victory Road and Nelson Road. Not only is this area minutes away from South Wimbledon tube on the Northern Line, it’s also just a short distance from all the amenities of Wimbledon town. The Battles has proved a popular choice for families, as it falls within the catchment area of many popular schools.
Shopping and entertainment
Living in the Battles, Merton High Street supermarkets, fast-food outlets and services (including a filling station) are practically on your doorstep. Just a short bus ride away is Wimbledon Town and the busy Centre Court shopping centre, which houses a range of popular high street chain stores and cafes, such as M&S Simply Food, The Early Learning Centre, Costa, Debenhams and Paperchase.
The acclaimed Polka Children’s Theatre is just around the corner while the Nuffield Leisure Centre and the New Wimbledon Theatre, together with a couple of cinemas, can be found further along Wimbledon Broadway.
The nearest open green space is the Haydons Road Recreation Ground with a children’s playground, bowling green, cricket square and a multi-sports pitch.
Travel from the Battles
Thanks to the Northern Line’s dual connections to the West End and City you can be in central London in less than half an hour when you travel via South Wimbledon tube station.
From Wimbledon’s main station you can pick up direct overground rail services to Waterloo and Blackfriars or a District Line tube to central and west London. Nearby Tramlink services serve a route to south London and Croydon and local buses include the 57, 93, 131, 156, 163, 164, 219, N87 and 200.
Wimbledon is only 20 miles from Heathrow Airport and less than 30 miles from Gatwick.
Finding the right school
If you’re looking for a good school for your child then Wimbledon is a great place to live, as it offers a choice of popular state schools and successful independents. King’s College School (a fee-paying day school for boys and older girls) has been named as the area’s top independent while excellent private schools for girls include Putney High School and Wimbledon High School (for junior and senior age groups). Willington School is an independent school for boys aged four to thirteen, rated as ‘Good’, Ursuline Preparatory for girls gets an ‘Excellent’ from inspectors and Wimbledon High School is well known for its strong academic record.
State primary schools in the wider area include Dundonald Primary, Bishop Gilpin Church of England Primary and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, all rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Garfield Primary is another popular choice.
Wimbledon’s state secondary schools include Ricards Lodge High School and Wimbledon College, both rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The Face Youth Therapeutic School, a fee-paying mixed school for children with special needs from 11-16, is also rated as ‘Good’.
Keep in close touch with Winchester White if you’re looking for a home in the Battles. The combination of period charm, good travel links and handy shopping and leisure facilities make this area a popular choice for single professionals and families.