WIMBLEDON AREA GUIDE
Wimbledon as an area of London has both global recognition and appeal, primarily as a result of the tennis championships, but also due to its unique position as one of the few areas in SW London to have a village feel and, in the case of Wimbledon Village, a community more akin to a Surrey village than a London suburb.
Its origins date back to a hill fort which is believed to have been constructed on Wimbledon Common during the Iron Age and there are mentions of the area in the Domesday Book. It‘s been home to many affluent and important people who have built some impressive estates over the years, including Robert Bell, Director of the East India Company, who built Eagle House, located on the high street in Wimbledon Village.
During the second half of the 19th century, the population of Wimbledon increased fifteen fold. This growth resulted in a huge increase in commercial development and Wimbledon evolved into a thriving residential district.
Access in to central London via the District Line means that commuters can easily access the City from Wimbledon and property is therefore in high demand.
Your Wimbledon expert
Jason is the founder and Managing Director of Ivy Gate. He has over 15 years experience in selling and letting residential property in Prime Central London and Surrey.
T: 020 3282 7162
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Merton Borough Council
London Borough of Merton
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm: 020 8274 4901
- Other times: 020 8543 9750
Wandsworth Borough Council
The Town Hall
Wandsworth High Street
Switchboard telephone: 020 8871 6000
Rail: Fast trains from Wimbledon station to Waterloo take 30 minutes, or Victoria can be reached in 40 minutes via Clapham Junction. There is also the District Line Tube station which provides excellent access to central London.
Bus: Wimbledon’s service has many routes with access to areas throughout SW London and Surrey. From Wimbledon you can access Putney, Hammersmith, Fulham, Southfields and Earlsfield as well as Kingston, Surbiton and New Malden.
Road: 12 miles from the M25, Wimbledon has excellent road connections via the A3, providing good access into central London.
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Our Wimbledon territory covering SW19 and SW20 is exclusively managed by our Founder, Jason Tebb. Not only has Jason had extensive experience of selling London’s finest homes over a career spanning 14 years, he was also based in Wimbledon Village for almost 4 years and operated a highly successful business, before being appointed as a Regional Managing Director of one of the UK’s largest property services companies.
Jason specialises in a personal and exclusive service to the Village and surrounding areas, and concentrates on providing an alternative approach to the mainstream local agents, with most of his buyers coming from central London. In the past year, Jason has negotiated and successfully completed on homes in SW19 ranging from £950,000 to £2m, and in his career has marketed and sold prime London homes up to £42m.
As a past local Wimbledon resident, Jason is keen to offer this personal service to other residents and will personally manage properties in the SW19 and SW20 portfolio.
There are a host of things to do in and around Wimbledon. The Museum of Wimbledon features historic maps and information and Southside House is a 17th century manor house maintained in traditional style and crowded with objects drawn from the family who lived there for generations. There are two theatres, the most well known of which is the New Wimbledon Theatre. No local guide would be complete without a mention of Wimbledon fortnight, where thousands descend on this area to watch the tennis. Few people know however, that you can actually join the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and play on the courts. There are a multitude of gyms and fitness centres in Wimbledon. There is also a long standing equestrian connection and Wimbledon Village Stables are the oldest in England, offering hacks and lessons to locals and visitors.
Centre Court Shopping
There is free wifi throughout and occasional events are held within the shopping mall to keep families entertained. The shopping centre is predominantly made up of high end retail store and also contains stalls normally selling handbags, phone accessories, snack foods etc. There are many seating areas around the mall and upstairs in the food court there is an outside eating area too. There is car parking below.
The Village has a blend of chic shops, cafes and bars set amongst handsome period buildings and open spaces making the area unique in London. The Village high street has a number of exclusive boutiques as well as some high end retail brands. There is a selection of intimate bars and restaurants as well as some well known national restaurant brands. The area really comes to life at the weekends, where locals and visitors mingle around this exclusive area of London and spill over to nearby Wimbledon Common.
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We are members of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) for sales demonstrating our commitment to the highest professional standards.
By far, the majority of houses in Wimbledon are beautiful Victorian villas and four and five bedroom townhouses, or rows of Victorian terraces. The most sought-after properties are the period terraces, particularly in the areas off Wimbledon Broadway, such as Ministers and South Park Gardens, although there are some new-build options too. Wimbledon Village attracts a premium price and offers an exclusive location and a village feel despite being easily accessible to central London.
Please see below links to both Merton and Wandsworth borough councils, linking to schools, both primary, secondary and independent.
Wimbledon | SW19, SW20
Wimbledon, Wimbledon Village, Wimbledon Park, Wimbledon Chase, West Wmbledon, Southfields, Parkside, Raynes Park.
T: 020 3282 7162
Ivy Gate Estate Agents Wimbledon
From our central Hub office, Ivy Gate operates in the Wimbledon area, covering SW19 and SW20 postcodes and provides personal service and expert advice to clients in Wimbledon, Wimbledon Village, Wimbledon Park, Wimbledon Chase, West Wimbledon, Parkside, Raynes Park and Southfields.
Our unique model offers a personal and bespoke estate agency service, with sensible fees. We offer sales, lettings, property management and financial services to clients in the Wimbledon area.
We were voted as the estate agent with the best customer service in the UK for a small estate agent at the Sunday Times Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2015.
Hours of Business
We are open 7 days a week
Monday to Sunday: 8am – 8pm