As well as undertaking removals in Kingston we also move homes and offices in nearby Wimbledon, if you are unfamiliar with the area, we hope these notes about Wimbledon will help you.
Wimbledon, on the outskirts of Greater London, is south of Wandsworth, west of Mitcham, north of Sutton and east of Kingston upon Thames. It is an affluent suburb with a mix of grand Victorian houses, some modern housing and flats and apartments, and is popular with residents who need easy commuting access to central London and the City of London.
The residential area is split into two sections; the village near Wimbledon Common (one of the largest areas of common land in London), centred on Wimbledon High Street leading from the common to Wimbledon Hill Road being part of the historic medieval village, and the town being part of the modern development, centred on The Broadway and Wimbledon railway station.
Wimbledon is world famous for the annual grass court Wimbledon Tennis Championships and less so for both Wimbledon Football Club, alas no more, and Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium that held its final race meeting in early 2017.
You can experience the history and traditions of Wimbledon Tennis throughout the year by visiting the Wimbledon Tennis Museum open daily from 10am to 5pm. You can see the Championships Trophies as well as a display of tennis fashions from the Victorian period onwards.
If you are an equestrian enthusiast you can enjoy yourself at Wimbledon Village Stables, an award-winning riding school and livery stables, offering horse riders the opportunity to escape the city and enjoy the stunning countryside and wildlife of Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park.
There are two theatres in Wimbledon, The New Wimbledon Theatre and The Polka Theatre. The New Wimbledon Theatre is a Grade II listed Edwardian theatre which first opened its doors on 26 December 1910 with the pantomime Jack and Jill. This lovely theatre was saved from redevelopment when it was bought by the Ambassador Theatre Group in 2004 and retains its baroque and Adamesque internal features. Appropriately, the golden statue atop the dome is of Laetitia, the Roman Goddess of Gaiety.
The Polka Theatre is a theatre for children aged 0 – 13 and houses two performance spaces – a 300-seat main auditorium and a 70-seat studio dedicated to early years’ performances.
Local Wimbledon Societies & Associations
The Wimbledon Society, founded in 1903 is committed to protecting local amenities which contribute to the quality of life and open spaces, parks and buildings in and around Wimbledon. The Society
has played a key role in the enhancement and protection of these facilities since its inception.
The Carlton Theatre Group is Wimbledon’s longest running amateur dramatics group. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7.30pm until 10.00pm at the William Morris Meeting Rooms. (opposite the Polka Theatre – see above).
Wimbledon Light Opera Society has been entertaining for 80 years. They perform Broadway musicals, Gilbert & Sullivan shows, original revues and occasionally opera or operetta. They rehearse at Wimbledon Village Hall, Lingfield Road, Wimbledon.
The Wimbledon Choral Society is a choir of about 180 members drawn from a wide range of ages, professions and backgrounds, they have a reputation for giving concerts of the highest quality presented with professional soloists and orchestras. Their musical season runs from September to June and typically consists of three main concerts in major venues in and around London and a local Christmas concert in the Wimbledon area.
The Arts Society of Wimbledon are a Member Society of The Arts Society, they meet on the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at 8:00pm for a wide range of illustrated lectures by speakers who are all experts in their own specialist fields.
Wimbledon Film Club screens in central Wimbledon at the HMV Curzon cinema, 23 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1RE on alternate Tuesdays. Doors open at 8pm, films start at 8.30pm. The Club is a registered charity run for the whole community by a committee of unpaid volunteers.
Wimbledon and District Philatelic Society hold meetings from 8 pm to 10 pm on the third Tuesday of each month, from September to June inclusive.
The Wimbledon Division of the Surrey Beekeepers’ Association is an organisation of Beekeepers, who operate in the London Borough of Merton and its surrounding areas. They organise beginners’ courses and a variety of educational and social events for our members.
Wimbledon Local Stations
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