I think we all know what Wimbledon is MOST famous for but it has a lot more to offer than JUST tennis. So what else is there to do? Where should you go? My things to do series is here to help with a full days itinerary all mapped out for you. Follow it religiously or pick and choose the things that suit your schedule – it’s up to you! Just be sure to have fun exploring.
Take in a tennis match
OK, OK, this one’s pretty obvious but for good reason. Wimbledon is home to The Championships and if you’re in the area you’d be remiss not to visit the grounds no matter the time of year. You can visit the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis museum, take a tour of the grounds or if you happen to be in the area during the summer why not splash the cash and treat yourself to some of the best in Wimbledon Hospitality 2020.
Brunch at Megans (all day long!)
Megan’s is a small London chain with just six branches at the moment, the prettiest of which is in Wimbledon and they serve all day brunch til 5pm EVERY day of the week. I had the Shakshoumi – a twist on the regular Shakshouka (spiced tomato baked eggs) with added halloumi. But if you’re not in the mood for eggs I’m sure you’ll find something else on the Mediterranean inspired menu to tickle your tastebuds.
Pretend you’re not in London anymore Toto
I was amazed to discover that there is a stunning Thai Buddist temple, Wat Buddhapadipa,tucked away just a few streets away from Wimbledon Village. It reminded me of some of the many we encountered on our trip to Japan and the grounds are a tranquil place for a wander. There’s also a large amount of green space in Wimbledon if you’re one of those people who like the outdoors including South Park Gardens, Cannizaro Park, Wimbledon Park and of course Wimbledon & Putney Commons (home to the Wimbledon windmill) which also borders with Richmond Park if you’re in it for the long haul!
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Spend the night at the Dog and Fox
One of the most beautiful hotels in the area is also the oldest public house in Wimbledon, The Dog & Fox. With 28 individually styled rooms and suites, some with their own freestanding roll top baths – my favourite is the Skylight Suite! They’ve just recently undergone a refurbishment to add a couple new suites, yet to be revealed and have some great packages available that can include meals at the in house restaurant or pamper treatments at a local spa, just what you need to relax after a busy day!