Discovering Wimbledon Village: A tourist’s top 10

Wimbledon Village offers a delightful mix of history, culture, and natural beauty. Here’s my top 10 must-visits that showcase the best… 

By Natasha Berman

Main image: Wimbledon Windmill Museum

1 Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Common is a scenic green retreat adorned with picturesque walking trails, woodlands, and ponds. Perfect for picnic lovers, the space offers a relaxing environment for both locals and tourists looking to enjoy nature. Enjoy a gentle stroll around the common, then head to the village centre for refreshments at one of the many cafes.

2 The Dog & Fox

The Dog & Fox is a charming pub and hotel that offers a quintessential British experience. With a wide selection of drinks and cosy atmosphere, it makes an excellent place to unwind or stay after exploring the village. In fine weather, sit outside on the terrace and watch the world go by.

3 Wimbledon Tennis Museum

A must-visit for sports enthusiasts, the Wimbledon Tennis Museum provides a deeper look into the history of tennis and the prestigious Wimbledon Championships. Located at the iconic All England Lawn Tennis Club, this interactive experience appeals to history buffs and tennis lovers alike. 

4 The Ivy Cafe

Embellished with sizable, stunning strawberry decorations to celebrate the tennis this month, The Ivy Cafe offers a stylish dining experience. Whether you prefer to dine indoors or outside, both the elegant exterior and the chic interior provide a luxurious experience. A popular spot for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, The Ivy Cafe presents a diverse menu to please all. 


5 Wimbledon Farmers’ Market

Open only on Sunday mornings, the Wimbledon Farmers Market makes for a perfect first stop while exploring the village. This vibrant spot allows visitors to sample locally-sourced produce from organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods and artisanal cheeses. Here, you can taste a variety of treats while supporting small-scale producers. 

6 Wimbledon Books

Wimbledon Books is a charming, independent bookstore that offers compelling reads and generous gift ideas. If visiting for the championship season, here you will find the iconic Amusables Sports Tennis Ball Jellycat, which makes for the perfect souvenir.  Enthusiastic employees are on hand to help you with your book selections. 

7 Wimbledon Windmill Museum 

The Wimbledon Windmill Museum is a unique attraction that showcases the history of windmills and local milling techniques. This small but mighty exhibit offers an educational and enjoyable experience. 

8 Rose & Crown

If given the opportunity to visit during Wimbledon tournament season, you can’t miss the Rose & Crown, embellished with giant tennis balls on the exterior of the building. Highly rated to stay in, the hotel radiates comfort with its welcoming atmosphere while the pub offers delicious food and a large selection of ales and wines. If needing an inviting place to relax, the Rose and Crown is the place to do it. 

9 Prezzemolo & Vitale 

Prezzemolo & Vitale, an Italian deli and grocery, brings a taste of Italy to Wimbledon Village. With its wide variety of products, food enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the high-quality offerings and possibly picking up some gourmet treats. 

10 Gardenia 

Gardenia is a beautiful, botanical boutique that offers a curated selection of plants, flowers, and garden accessories. With eye-catching displays and expert employees, it’s a wonderful place to find unique gifts or add some greenery to your home.