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It may be world-famous for its tennis while it’s Common is renowned as the 1980’s home of the Wombles, but Wimbledon has something else going for it too. And that is community spirit. If you are a tenant or a family looking to rent in the Tooting Bec, Blaham, Morden and Wimbledon areas, call our team on 020 8767 6181. Or, get in touch via our Contact Form.
Wimbledon, London and Renting a Family Home
An upmarket area of southwest London beloved of families, there’s always organised local events for children and adults alike, giving it a village feel. Its demographic means it’s a safe area – one where it really is safe to walk around those green leafy residential streets at 3am without fear.
And, in fact, crime is extremely low in Wimbledon. Last year the Office of National Statistics (ONS) recorded the crime rate as 62.4 per 1,000 people. That compared favourably to a national average of 77.6.
It’s not just the green areas, wide streets and assortment of large three to four-bedroom homes that attract families to Wimbledon, there’s also the good school’s aspect. Then there’s the excellent travel connections with the London Underground, the tube stations are very well orientated. Heathrow Airport is a mere 60-minute drive (or the same time via TFL). Trains run direct to Gatwick Airport from Wimbledon Station. Access by car to the A3 is easy, opening up connections to Portsmouth. The A3 merges with the M25 then westwards on the M40 to Oxfordshire or eastwards to Surrey.
Wimbledon sits a mere six miles from the centre of London. Wimbledon Station is on the District line, with Westminster only 35 mins by train, Earls Court and Waterloo and within easy commuting distance too. Being in Zone 3, an annual travel card for Wimbledon is £1,808, or £173.60 a month. The Station connects to both South Western Railway and Thameslink. Wimbledon Chase Station also connects to Thameslink, while you’ll get a link to the Tramlink from the main Wimbledon Station.
Wimbledon Things to Do, Entertainment and Nightlife
The New Wimbledon Theatre shows a variety of plays and concerts throughout the year. This beautiful grade II architectural venue dates back to 1910 and is the eighth largest Edwardian Theatre in London.
Those looking for live music can head for the Prince Albert (rock) and Ye Olde Mitre (indie). The Crooked Billet or King’s Arms are big rugby pubs and regularly host live screenings of the Six Nations.
The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club ensures the area is buzzing all summer long, of course, with the most prestigious tennis championship in the world taking place in its 12,000-seater midst. The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is another attraction – one which holds Family Fund Days twice monthly. Kids can also enjoy art classes at Wimbledon Art Studios, dance at The Russell School of Ballet and drama at the Polka Children’s Theatre (which started way back in1967).
Wimbledon School and Education Catchment Areas for Families Looking to Rent
It shows how many families live in Wimbledon when you consider there are seven secondary schools here, and 15 primaries. There’s also an international school – Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill. Impressing education establishments include Wimbledon High School, Kings College School (which this year received an ‘excellent; ISI report) and the independent catholic, Ursuline Preparatory School.
November 2022 Single Tenant and Family Home Rental Prices
You can rent a bright and sunny one-bed maisonette in Wimbledon for £1550 a month and a two-bed flat for £1,700. Three-bed properties are renting for around £3,900 and a house with four-bedrooms for £4,983.
Thinking of moving to Wimbledon? Then ring our letting team here at Next Step Estates. After a decade working here we have built up excellent contacts in the area. Tel 020 8767 6181 or email us using our Contact Form.
Eco Friendly Green Spaces and Parks – Wimbledon Common
Wimbledon is blessed with green spaces – the Common offers wildlife and tranquillity from the business of living in the capital. It’s not unusual to find families enjoying picnics there in the summer and joggers all year round. Then again there’s also plenty of sporting opportunities for residents to get involved in. That’s because Wimbledon Park (just off the courts) is home to an 18-hole golf course, an athletics track, cricket pitches and nine ponds.
For something a little different, grade II-listed Cannizaro Park boasts landscaped gardens, diverse flora and fauna, a water garden, rose garden, various sculptures and lots of quiet corners where busy executives and professionals can chill for some time under a rare tree or two.
Wimbledon is split into the larger High Street area and the more upmarket Village area uphill. The latter is pedestrianised and home to around 40 shops – many independent boutique offerings – and a cinema. The High Street sports, amongst UK recognised brand names, the independent century-old, grand Elys department store. Gourmet delicatessen Bayley and Sage is the place to go to stock up on picnic essentials and can be found in the Village, alongside such upmarket offerings as Cath Kidston, Le Creuset and Farrow & Ball.
Restaurants and places to eat
Thai Tho is the place to eat if you want to spot A-list tennis players, particularly the likes of Venus Williams’s who says it’s her favourite in the area.
High Street offerings come in the form of The White Onion, while more a la carte dining can be found at The Light House on Ridgway. Cote serves up French plates while Sticks ‘n’ Sushi is another favourite for Asian-inspired edibles.