Why the grass is greener in Wimbledon Park
This is quintessential Wimbledon: leafy streets lined with handsome Victorian and Edwardian properties, some overlooking the park itself. The Wimbledon Park area spreads north from Wimbledon Park Road, leading up to Wimbledon Park station in the east and extending towards Southfields station at its northernmost point.
The park that gives its name to the area is a large, well-maintained public space with a children’s playground and paddling pool, a watersports centre and boating lake, athletics track, walking route, beach volleyball courts, bowling green, football pitches and tennis courts.
Shopping and leisure
You’ll find a handful of shops on Arthur Road and Leopold Road including a newsagent, a post office and a computer store. For those in search of serious retail therapy it’s just one stop on the District Line to Wimbledon station, where the Centre Court shopping centre is packed with major high street brand outlets, cafes and restaurants. Local residents know this area as ‘Wimbledon town’ and you’ll find fantastic retail and leisure opportunities here, including cinemas, nightclubs, theatres and a popular leisure centre – the Nuffield – with a gym and swimming pool.
Alternatively Wimbledon Village, to the south, provides a trendy alternative to the mainstream shopping experience on offer in the town: with upmarket high street brands such as Whistles, Bayley & Sage and Fired Earth plus a wide range of chic, independent shops, cafes and restaurants.
Sports fans will enjoy the proximity to Wimbledon Golf Club and the iconic Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis Club, which hosts the world famous Wimbledon Championships every year in June.
Travel from Wimbledon Park
You can pick up a District Line train from Wimbledon Park or Southfields to reach Victoria or Paddington in under half an hour. Alternatively it’s only one stop on the same line to Wimbledon station, where you can catch a South West Trains overground connection to Waterloo, a Thameslink train to Blackfriars or District Line tube to central and west London stations.
Buses that serve the Wimbledon Park area include the 57, 93, 131, 200 and 493.
Heathrow and Gatwick airports are located within a 20-30 mile radius of Wimbledon.
Finding the right school
If you already have a child – or are planning to start a family - one of the advantages of living in Wimbledon is access to some outstanding state and independent schools.
State primary schools in the Wimbledon Park area include Wimbledon Park Primary School, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. In the wider Wimbledon area ‘Outstanding’ schools include Dundonald Primary, Bishop Gilpin Church of England Primary and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School.
There’s also a range of good independent schools including Wimbledon Park Montessori School (rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted), Willington School (for boys 4-13), Donhead Preparatory School (for boys 4-11) and Wimbledon High School (for girls 4-18).
One of the area’s top schools is King’s College School: a fee-paying day school for boys aged 7-18 and girls aged 16-18. Putney High School and Wimbledon High School are also rated as excellent independent girls’ schools, while Ricards Lodge High School and Wimbledon College are state secondary schools rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The Face Youth Therapeutic School, an independent special needs school, is also rated as ‘Good’.
Winchester White can offer some excellent property choices to let in the Wimbledon Park area. If you’re looking for peaceful streets and open green spaces with easy access to shopping and leisure facilities, then you’ll love living here.