What’s it got that we love?
Decades ago, Wimbledon Village was just a comfortable backwater. In the past five years, hastened by the “great up-sticks” of the pandemic, it has become a prime destination for buyers. The reasons are obvious. Central London is within easy reach – 17 minutes by train to Waterloo – but the village itself is perfection, with the pleasures of both town and country easily accessible and a superb mix of well-kept period properties.
The Wimbledon tennis championships are, of course, what have made this smart suburb world-famous. And the village has a distinctly sporty flavour as a result: as well as playing tennis, you can ride at Wimbledon Village Stables and play golf at the venerable Royal Wimbledon club. There’s drama for adults at the New Wimbledon Theatre – a handsome slice of Edwardiana – and for children at the Polka Theatre, one of the many reasons the area is popular with families. Not to mention the keen choice of green spaces: leisure-rich Wimbledon Park, rolling Wimbledon Common and the landscaped Cannizaro Park. As a key hub on the southwest London “wealth corridor”, Wimbledon Village is a natural upsizing move from Chelsea – and perhaps a staging post on the way to Surrey. But most of those who move here stay, feeling that it offers game, set and match.