Is Wimbledon a nice place to live?
Our Wimbledon homecare team love their local area. Wimbledon offers the perfect balance of city life meets country life and offers a mix of sports, culture and natural beauty, providing something for everyone to enjoy! It is of course also known for hosting the world famous tennis championships but aside from that, there are still plenty of other things to enjoy in and around the area.
Wimbledon is located in a beautiful, leafy part of South West London, surrounded by great transport links. The nearest tube stations are Southfields (District Line) and Wimbledon (District Line and Main line). Just 29 minutes and you’ll be in central London. You can also make use of the local tram service and great bus connections throughout the whole of SW London and beyond with easy access to the A31.
Things to do in Wimbledon?
Walking and Nature
Cannizaro Park is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Wimbledon Village. It is supported by the volunteer group and charity ‘ The Friends of Cannizaro Park” (“the Friends”) and has one of the most diverse tree collections in London.
Wimbledon common full of wildlife, ponds and plants and you could easily get lost in a time for a couple of hours exploring nature in this wonderful setting.
Richmond Park is one of the biggest London parks, covering 2500 acres, full of wildlife, fungi, deer and so much more natural beauty. Set within the park is the Isabella Plantation, a woodland garden covering 40 acres and well known for its evergreen azaleas. There are also some lovely cafe’s dotted around the park where you an enjoy food and drink.
Art and History
Being in the capital city, you’re surrounded by culture and history almost everywhere you go. The Arts Society Wimbledon is a membership based society that offers expert lectures in the meeting hall and via zoom to bring art lovers together. They provide tours, visits and lectures which are listed on their website.
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum offer 90 minute tours around the famous tennis club and tickets can be booked online.
Wimbledon Theatre: Catch a show at the Wimbledon Theatre, which hosts a variety of productions, including plays, musicals, and comedy shows. Check the schedule for upcoming performances.
Dining and shopping
Why not take a stroll around the chic bars and restaurants of Wimbledon village with its array of cafe’s, restaurants and shops. You can grab a coffee from Gail’s Bakery and take a stroll up to the common. Further down the hill you have the main centre of town, full of high street stores, supermarkets and the overland train station.
Sport and recreation
It goes without saying that this location is also home to a world renowned tennis championship! Every year, people from across the world travel to this mecca to watch some of the worlds greatest compete for the coveted title! But it’s not just Tennis that the area is known for, they are are home to AFC Wimbledon at the Cherry Red Record Stadium and Wimbledon Rugby Football Club.
Property in Wimbledon
According to Estate Agent KFH’ annual summary ‘ Houses accounted for the majority of recorded sales in Wimbledon during the last year with an average selling price of £1,293,881. Terraced properties had an average selling price of £920,950. Semi-detached properties sold for £1,393,033 on average. Detached properties fetched an average of £3,234,063’
Here at GoodOaks Homecare our aim is to support the local community and keep people living independently at home for as long as possible, enabling people to continue enjoying all that Wimbledon has to offer. We provide live-in and visiting homecare Wimbledon, Kingston and New Malden, from Copse Hill to Merton Abbey and beyond. To find out more or to get in touch with a member of the team, please click HERE or call us on 0208 176 698.