Getting there and Being There
Wimbledon is an affluent residential suburb in South West London. Originally a small village until the coming of the railway in the nineteenth century, the area has been inhabited since at least the Iron Age. In fact, the remains of an Iron Age hill fort are still visible on the parkland of Wimbledon Common. Nowadays, although the area is part of London’s commuter belt, Wimbledon has a relaxed and sophisticated vibe and the quarter around Wimbledon station and the Broadway, in particular, offers the visitor a range of exciting restaurants and cool bars. This brief guide will give the first-time visitor some ideas about things to do and in Wimbledon, London.
Wimbledon Station is an important travel hub and has connections for train, underground (known to Londoners as ‘the tube’) and tram services. Train and tube services run regularly from central London with journey times of just over 15 minutes via the District Line (tube) to Southfields Station. Both Heathrow and Gatwick airports are accessible within an hour’s travelling of Wimbledon..