Things To Do
Of course Wimbledon is largely about the Grand Slam tennis tournament taking place, but with such a prestigious and historical city as London, there are quite a lot of extra activities to consider when planning your trip to Wimbledon this year.
Here are some wonderful places to visit near the All Englands Law and Racquet Club for the whole family to enjoy:
• Wimbledon Common – Take a break from all the tennis action with a walk about Wimbledon common, an 1,100 acres of free land with roughly one million tress and spacious grass. With a museum on the north end, an Iron Age fort on the south, and a historical windmill in the center, Wimbledon Common presents an excellent respite of nature in the midst of the tournament.
• Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, Church Road – This state of the art museum is a delight to every visitor and includes 3D cinema, a holographic John McEnroe, and a proud collection of Wimbledon memorabilia dating back to 1955. For any tennis fan, this museum captures the essence of Wimbledon with modern production value and an opportunity to have a guided tour of the home of British tennis, including the world famous Centre Court!
• Wimbledon Theatre – In a classic 100-year-old theatre that oozes British class and appeal, one can catch a brilliant production of a top quality performance in a beautiful historical theatre. You will marvel at the stunning Edwardian theatre!
• Wimbledon Market, Plough Lane – Delight in a classic market every Sunday that includes farmers' items, meats, cheeses, pies, and more in a traditional stalled market.
• Wimbledon Village – One of the more historical areas in England, Wimbledon has been settled since the Iron Age. Maintaining a semi-rural and historical beauty, the village is the perfect place to browse boutique fashion and antique shops and enjoy a coffee at one of its many cafes or bars.
• Cannizaro Park – a Grade II listed garden covering just under 34 acres is another delight should you wish to make a visit to another of Wimbledon’s more secret destinations. A labyrinth of paths and beautifully cared gardens make it a popular place for picnicking and enjoying a performance or two at it’s open stage venue. If you would like to stay the night, the Cannizaro House Hotel next door is wonderful, highly recommended!
• Wimbledon Common – 1,100 acres of open grassland and woods. Do as the locals do: walk and relax in the fresh air, perhaps with a picnic. Don’t miss the picturesque windmill with its museum at the northern end of the Common, there is a wonderful village fair in June or maybe rent a bicycle from Smith Brothers on Church Street.
• The National Army Museum – Find out how Britain's past has helped shape London's present and future. See how the actions of few can affect the futures of many!
• WWT London Wetland Centre – Voted as UK's Favorite Nature Reserve! Close to the heart of the capital, it is a haven for birds, wildlife and people.
• The Natural History Museum – Explore nature, science, conservation and artistic interpretation.
• Victoria and Albert Museum - The world's greatest museum of art and design! Free activities available every day to special workshops in the school holidays. With hundreds of hands-on exhibits, the V&A is a great place to visit with your family.
- A List of Fun Activities for Famiies visiting Wimbledon