What we do
The area is in South West London within the Borough of Merton. Around 57,000 people live in the village and city parts of the area. It is within the SW19 and SW20 postcode areas, and nearby the SW15, SW17, SW18, KT2, KT3 and SM4 areas. Some nearby places are Putney, Roe Hampton, Tooting, Wandsworth, Kingston upon Thames, Hampton, Canbury and Morden. The area has evidence of inhabitation from the Iron Age. The manor was part of Mortlake as listed in the Domesday Book. By the 17th century, it was home to numerous wealthy families. As with many parts of London, it became urban with the opening of the railways. Wimbledon Library, Christ Church, Trinity Church and Ely’s department store were erected by this time. The Wimbledon Championships is the oldest ongoing tennis tournament and is considered one of the top challenges of the sport. It is held here annually and there is a museum dedicated to its history. There are many theatres, museums and open spaces here, with a prime example of the latter being the Wimbledon Common.