Wimbledon, within the London Borough of Merton, is known the world over for the annual tennis tournament, hosted at Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. However, it is also a particularly appealing location for London property. Wimbledon (tennis aside) is a very green and beautiful part of south-west London. Wimbledon Common extends to 1,140 acres to include Putney Heath. All manner of outdoor pursuits take place, horse riding being the most prevalent.
Wimbledon divides into two areas: Wimbledon Village and the surrounding area and Wimbledon Town. Wimbledon Village is another paradigm of the classic London village. The village is the area immediately fronting the common, to include the High Street, Church Road and Ridgeway, but not beyond. The village is populated with attractive shops and restaurants, surrounded by high value houses and a few apartment buildings. The housing stock is late Victorian, Edwardian and inter-war years. The greater majority of the houses are substantial and well maintained. There are no rail or underground services offered in the immediate village aside from Southfields underground station located close to Wimbledon Tennis Club.
Wimbledon Town is located at the bottom of Wimbledon Hill Road, down from the village. This offers all the facilities of a small town, in terms of shopping centres, supermarkets and transport links. The housing stock is typically Victorian and Edwardian and generally speaking much more modest than the housing stock found in the village.