Moving to Wimbledon could be the answer if you are looking to buy or rent in an upmarket area of London which offers one of the best lifestyles in the capital. It is particularly popular with families and young professionals. Property to rent or buy in Wimbledon isn’t cheap but there is a wide selection on offer – impressive detached homes, large Victorian houses, lovely cottages and terraces, funky apartments and feature-full flats. Location is key – Wimbledon Village is one of the most expensive areas in London but other parts, such as Wimbledon, Raynes Park and Southfields, are more affordable.
The average property price is around the £600,000 mark with a huge range around that – from the mid £100,000s to some £7 million! When it comes to property to rent in Wimbledon 2021 bbc stream, depending on where you are and the size and style of the property you choose, a three to four bedroom house will cost around £600+ a week to rent, whilst good two-bedroom flats to rent in Wimbledon in a good location will be in the region of £400 a week.
Wimbledon has a host of amenities on the doorstep whilst also providing great transport links into the City and elsewhere. Centre Court is a new shopping centre with department stores, well-known high street brands, supermarkets and chain restaurants. Wimbledon Village really does retain a village vibe and offers more exclusive shopping options. As you’d expect, there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and delis where food-lovers can indulge and if you like a tipple, there’s everything from a classic ale in a traditional pub to a colourful cocktail in a cool bar. There are cinemas, theatres and galleries and a range of local clubs and societies. Leisure facilities in the area are good too, not least thanks to the Common.
Wimbldeon and Putney Commons consist of over 1000 acres of green space in between Wimbledon, Putney and Kingston-upon-Thames. They are made up of woodland, scrubland, heathland and recreation areas, as well as nine ponds. The whole area is unfenced and so is open to the public all day and all night, all year round. There is also an 18-hole golf course, cricket pitches, playing fields, athletics facilities and even 16 miles of horse-riding tracks. And if you’re really lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a Womble or two…
There is a good range of state and private schools.
Of course, Wimbledon is known world-over for being home to the oldest (and arguably, most prestigious) tennis tournament. The Championships Wimbledon, is an event that has been held at the All England Tennis Club since 1877 and is by today very much part of the British sporting and social calendar.
Transport wise, Wimbledon is well served (if you’ll excuse the pun). Wimbledon tube station is at the end of the District Line, whilst South Wimbledon tube station is on the Northern Line. Wimbledon train station has services to Clapham Junction, Waterloo and also out to the south west. In addition, a tram service operates between Wimbledon station and New Addington via Mitcham Junction and West and East Croydon railway stations.
So, let’s face it, if we could, we’d all be moving to Wimbledon!