31-10-23 By: Michael Stent

Things to do in Wimbledon

Things to do in Wimbledon & Wimbledon Village, London.

Introducing Wimbledon Village, a hidden treasure nestled within the bustling metropolis of London. Wimbledon Village is a picturesque enclave that exudes a distinct charm that feels worlds away from London’s hustle and bustle.

Wimbledon Village is far more than just the backdrop for the world-renowned Wimbledon Tennis Championships, though its association with the sport is one of its most celebrated features. Wander around Wimbledon Village during the championships and you will see all of the local businesses with Wimbledon-themed windows as part of the annual Wimbledon Windows Competition.

Beyond the iconic All England Lawn Tennis Club, the village boasts a rich tapestry of experiences, ranging from delightful boutiques and cafes to serene green spaces and cultural gems.

In this blog, we’ll take you through our recommendations of places to visit if you’re living in or visiting journey Wimbledon.  Uncovering its hidden gems and sharing tips on how to make the most of the neighborhood.


Our Favourite Spots in Wimbledon, London.


Table @ Vallebona

If you’re looking for the highest quality Italian or Japanese ingredients then look no further than Table @ Vallebona. Owned and run by the husband and wife team of Stefano & Naoko, they source & import all of their produce directly from suppliers that they have hand-picked in Italy & Japan. You can be assured that they have tasted every product before it comes to their shelves and can even give you recommendations on what to pair it with.

You can go mad here stocking your pantry with everything from White Truffle Ketchup, dozens of different Pasta variations, amazing Olive Oils, and Balsamic Glazes. If you’re having guests over or just love to indulge in fantastic cheese & wine they also definitely have you covered here too.

You also mustn’t miss out on their chocolate Panettone.


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Matches Fashion

A now global, world-renowned fashion retailer, Matches Fashion was founded in 1987 by Tom and Ruth Chapman with its first store was here Wimbledon Village. It has moved around the village a few times since its inception and it can be found at No. 36 High Street next to Robert Holmes Estate Agents.

They stock hundreds of internationally recognised brands like Loewe and Alexander McQueen. It’s simply a fashion enthusiast’s heaven. You can even order from your sofa with a glass of wine and try them on in-store a couple of days later.


Wimbledon Farmers Market

Every Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm the village is bustling thanks to the wonderful stalls making up the Wimbledon Farmers Market. Where you can get delightful pasta, cheese, fish, meat, fruit, and veg along with an on-the-go lunch. My favourite is the Argentinean Steak Stall, which serves amazing Bavette Steak, with chips and grilled mushrooms.


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Wimbledon Common

Take a stroll around the common. All 346 hectares if you have the time and stamina. There are a number of beautiful ponds along with the famous Windmill alongside the Windmill Tea rooms.

On wetter weekends remember to bring your Wellington boots.


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Crooked Billett & Hand in Hand

We are blessed with a large number of pubs in the village, but there are two that stand out to us, they are the Hand in Hand, which is famous for its homemade pies, and the Crooked Billett where in the summer they lay out the deck chairs and patrons spill out to enjoy the sunshine on their corner of the green.


Royal Wimbledon Golf Club

Founded in 1865 Royal Wimbledon is not only the third-oldest golf club in the country but the highest-ranked in London. A beautiful course measuring 6393 yards off the back tee. The course as you would expect is beautifully maintained and they also have what must be one of the best and largest putting greens in the home counties.

Top Tip: Did you know Merton Residents who aren’t a member of a golf club can play at select times for only £46.


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Gails Bakery

Gails Bakery is a staple in affluent areas around London and for good reason. Everything they do there is delicious from their sourdough to their cinnamon rolls. If you thinking of popping in on the weekend however be prepared for a queue.



Opened in 2021, Demitasse is a specialty coffee shop that quite honestly takes the coffee shop environment to a new level with a stunning interior, marble floors, and most importantly for me at least an amazing breakfast menu that includes your staple poached eggs, to french toast with mixed berries and maple syrup.


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Friarwood Fine Wines

Friarwood is a family-owned wine merchant who first opened in 1967 and has stores both in Wimbledon Village and in Parsons Green. They focus on educating their customers to showcase the very best qualities of their wine. Which I think is a  great approach.



Hemingways has always been the place to go particularly on Friday and Saturday nights to dance the night away in the village. This was long the case before we opened Ace Eyewear in the village and I’m sure will be a favorite with the locals for many years to come. Known across South West London for their great cocktails and specialty G&T’s.


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