Wimbledon is a familiar name around the world, especially to Lawn Tennis athletes. All the brightest and famous Lawn Tennis stars get together every year to compete in the world-class championship.
But there's more to Wimbledon than tennis. This famous district in London is also a pleasant place to travel and explore. Located just six miles south of the London center, tourists can enjoy spending leisure time visiting some of the district's top-rated attractions. Here are some of them:
Wat Buddhapadipa Temple. It's quite surprising, especially to first-time visitors, but yes, Wimbledon has its own Buddhist Monastery built in 14 Calonne Road. The whole place is a beautiful sight, reminding you of ancient Thai temples. Its flower gardens and the ornamental lake is gorgeous, and guests must not miss a photo opp at the Shrine Hall.
Wimbledon Park. If you're traveling with your family, don't miss out on visiting Wimbledon Park. It's a great place to have a family picnic or just spending some time outdoors with some fresh air. Several other activities are also in store for guests of all ages, especially in the Wimbledon Park Watersports and Outdoor Centre. You can also try archery, kayaking, and sailing here.
Wimbledon Village. This place will make you feel like you're stepping back in time with its old, small-town vibes complete with book festivals and horse-riding local women. Host to several cultural events, Wimbledon Village is also a great place to shop for little trinkets and other authentic finds in several of its quaint boutique shops, and its farmers market every Saturday is surely not something to miss out too.
Polka Theatre. The theater is mostly enjoyed by adults, but in Polka Theatre in Wimbledon, all their shows are dedicated to children. Each performance is aimed to teach children about the importance and beauty of theater. And as for parents or guardians, you can wait and have some tea at scone at the Polka Café. Kids will also be delighted to know that the theater has several collections of teddy bears from the teddy bear museum from Stratford-on-Avon.
Wimbledon Museum of Local History. Schedule your visit during the weekend, so you can have the chance to explore the Wimbledon Society Museum of Local History. Built in the 1900's, it features an assortment of artifacts some dating back to 3,000 years ago, as well as a collection of watercolor paintings from local artists and a library filled with books dedicated to Wimbledon's colorful past.