London Area Guides
Wimbledon Area Guide
Our area guide to Wimbledon gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SW19, SW20, TW20
Property Types & Architecture
Wimbledon properties include Victorian and Edwardian terraces as well as modern and luxury apartments. Prestigious Wimbledon Village (home to the Annual Tennis Championships) and the Common is well known for its large and prestigious houses. The Great Hall at King's College School located in Wimbledon Village is a great example of Victorian architecture.
Shopping & Entertainment
Wimbledon and the surrounding area has a plethora of stylish and casual restaurants, gastro pubs and bars. Wimbledon centre has a great range of shops and department stores centred around the train and tube station. Wimbledon Village has numerous boutiques, delis and smart eateries. The Polka Theatre on the Broadway has a great range of shows for children and the grade II listed Edwardian New Wimbledon Theatre hosts many shows and pantomimes.
Parks & Commons
Wimbledon boasts a large number of parks and outdoor space open to the public. Wimbledon Common with over 1000 acres is popular with horse riders, runners and dog walkers and is also home to a golf course and cafe and Windmill museum. Wimbledon Park located next to the All England Tennis Club has one of the largest lakes in South London and is home to a playground with paddling pool, numerous tennis courts and beach volleyball courts.
Who lives here?
Wimbledon is popular with families, couples and wealthy professionals who love to live the leafy life in this prestigious area whilst offering great transport links into the City and Surrey. For those with extremely deep pockets head to Wimbledon Village.
Guide to Wimbledon transport links
Wimbledon over ground trains go to Blackfriars, Clapham Junction, Kings Cross and Waterloo. Wimbledon and Wimbledon Park tube trains to go Paddington and Victoria.
Colliers Wood (Zone 3)
South Wimbledon (Zone 3, Zone 4)
Wimbledon (Zone 3)
Wimbledon Park (Zone 3)
Wimbledon Local Authorities
Wimbledon is represented by Merton Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
Wimbledon Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Wimbledon area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Local Area Website Links:
Below is a collection of links of local interest.
Schools in Wimbledon & Exam Results
Schools in Wimbledon fall under the Merton Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Wimbledon by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Wimbledon
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