Immersed within 4 acres of tranquil Wimbledon land, this delightful Thai Buddhist temple actively welcomes all and sundry. Along with ...
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
This well-presented museum details the history of tennis – from its French precursor Jeu de paume (which employed the open hand) to the...
This historic Young’s boozer south of Cannizaro Park just off Wimbledon Common is brim-full of character, with flagstone floors, open...
The speciality at this much-loved restaurant is the subtle cuisine of Portugal’s former colony on India’s west coast. Winning dishes...
Wimbledon Common information
Lonely Planet review
Surging on into Putney Heath, Wimbledon Common blankets a staggering 460 hectares of southwest London. An astonishing expanse of open, wild and wooded space for walking, nature trailing and picnicking – the best mode of exploration – the common has its own Wimbledon Windmill , a fine smock mill (ie octagonal-shaped with sloping weatherboarded sides) dating from 1817.
The windmill, which ceased operating in 1864, contains a museum with working models on the history of windmills and milling. The adjacent Windmill Tearooms can supply tea, caffeine and sustenance. On the southern side of the common, the misnamed Caesar’s Camp is what’s left of a roughly circular earthen fort built in the 5th century BC.