Just 7 miles from the centre of Greater London is the wonderful south-west London town of Wimbledon, the largest area in the London Borough of Merton. Split in two, you’ll find chic boutiques, cafes and traditional pubs lining the attractive Wimbledon Village area whereas the affluent residential area is conveniently located in the Wimbledon town section. Attracting affluent families throughout its history, many built large houses such as the Jacobean Grade II* listed Eagle House on Wimbledon Village High Street (now luxury apartments) and the prestigious Victorian Grade II Warren House in Surrey, just 3 miles from Wimbledon. With such a breath-taking fusion of architectural eras showcased across Wimbledon, this area of the world is the driving force behind our passion for high-quality and high-performance glass solutions.
Held in July, the Wimbledon Tennis Championships are known right across the world, drawing incredible crowds and broadcasting figures every year. With an array of amusing facts about Wimbledon, we’ll never forget the longest Wimbledon match that took place back in 2010; lasting an exhausting 11 hours and 5 minutes! As the largest tennis museum in the world, The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is also worth a visit.
Overlooking the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, you’ll find the urban Wimbledon Park. A real hub of leisure facilities, as well as tennis, the Wimbledon community can also enjoy a bowls pavilion, a beach volleyball court, an athletics stadium with 400m track and an outdoor and Watersports centre that offers Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing and much more. A firm favourite with families, the yearly fireworks display also takes place here. As one of the largest November displays London has to offer, the suburbs south and east of Wimbledon Park are incredibly lucky to have this yearly spectacle on their doorstep.
Wimbledon Common will always be known as the homeland of the environmentally friendly ‘Wombles of Wimbledon’. As one of the largest areas of common land in London, it’s the ideal place for a spring bike ride, a summer picnic, or a brisk walk all year round. If you’re there at the right time, you might even spot riders, horses and ponies from The Wimbledon Village Stables Equestrian Club. The Wimbledon suburb of Raynes Park isn’t too far from Wimbledon Common, offering lovely homes and excellent travel connections.
We are firm believers that the best way to experience a P & P Glass product is to experience it in person, which is why we encourage all Wimbledon homeowners looking to upgrade their homes to visit our extensive Wimbledon showroom. Not far from the River Wandle and Haydons Road train station, please visit our Wimbledon Showroom page for full directions and opening times.