Impressive, Distinguished, Historic
Wimbledon is most famous for being the setting to the most important tennis championship in the world. Tennis fans worldwide flock here to watch the games over the well-manicured lawns. Green ivy with budding flowers grows around many of the enchanting and historic buildings of this small urban-village in the luxuriant suburb of West London. Outside of the elegant detail that surrounds the illustrious tournament, Wimbledon has many other alluring features and is an especially enticing spot for families and children to go to relax, away from the busy crowds of central London. Perhaps drawn in by the prestigious event, high-end retailers such as LK Bennett and Cath Kidson have set up shop along the charming high street. There are also several independent boutiques and traditional pubs around the community centre. Wimbledon common is an excellent place to have a picnic under the leafy trees by one of the several ponds filled with swans and fountains. There is horse riding, dog racing and other sporting events, frequently held around the common. There is also a couple of intriguing contemporary art galleries to explore in this thriving and vivacious community.
Here is a suggested itinerary to allow you to experience as much of the area in a few hours. After booking we can adapt the tour to suit your interests and preferences.
Breakfast at a quaint café favourite with locals
Located close to South Wimbledon station, this charming café serves an excellent variety of delicious breakfast, great coffee and amazing cakes at decent prices. It is no wonder locals love it!
Join a Local Host to discover the charm of the town
Walk Wimbledon with a Local Host to discover the charming Wimbledon Village where you will have a chance to meander around a range of independent shops and boutiques before heading to explore parts of the beautiful Common and then walking along a row of impressive mansions and discovering London's first Buddhist temple in a secluded corner of the neighbourhood.
Lunch at a Mediterranean, upmarket café loved by locals
A corner side independent coffeeshop and Mediterranean afe in the heart of Wimbledon. The cafe is often visited by Wimbledon's tennis champions alongside of the many loyal locals who come for the plethroa of outdoor seating. A wrap around white awning hangs over dozens of little tables along the outside of the cafe, they are almost always busy and bustling with regular patrons who swear by the excpetional service, high-quality food and friendly service. The lunch wraps, and dinner mains like the exquisite chicken shawarma are beyond tasty. While the breakfast and lunch options are what draws in the largest crowds. You many have to queue for a table on weekend mornings, but we guarantee it will be worth it.
Visit the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
No tennis fan should go away without having visited the famous site for the most famous tennis tournament in the world and view the many lawns where the magic happens. Please note that the museum is closed to the general public during tournament days.
About this tour
Go beyond Wimbledon’s world-class tennis fields and uncover the numerous restaurants, bars, chic boutiques, charming cafes, and cultural venues. Meander the tree-lined common, which includes nine ponds and an 18-hole golf course. Discover London’s first Buddhist temple and the charming village Windmill. Sample some of the traditional pubs in town, where you can sip cold draughts with locals in leafy beer gardens. And of course, experience the most famous tennis tournament in the world. If there isn't a match on, the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum has fantastic collections, exhibits and interactive features.
- From £40.00 per person
- Max 6 people per tour
- 3 hours with one of our Local Hosts who is familiar with the area
- Additional time with our Local Host if you have added any extra time
- Planning of a personalised itinerary
- Food & drinks
- Any transport other than walking (although this can be organised at additional cost)
- Tickets to venues if you have selected any (can be organised if required)
Who are the Local Hosts
Our Local Hosts love showing visitors the best of the city and not as their main job. We have a handpicked community of locals that are all vetted and insured, all of whom are London residents that know their city intimately and want to share it with others, so for you it would be almost like meeting a friend that lives in the city who is going to show you around.
We have selected Local Hosts that know Wimbledon well and who will be able to make your visit exceptionally better than if you went on your own.
Meet our Local Hosts that love & know Wimbledon
I am a West London based Musician and Stage Manager, who enjoys all the cultural and artistic events London has to offer.Languages
Central, Barbican, Belgravia and Knightsbridge, Brick Lane, Camden, Chelsea, Chiswick, City of London, Covent Garden, Dalston, Earl's Court, Fitzrovia, Fulham, Hammersmith, Hampstead, Highbury, Highgate, Hoxton and De Beauvoir, Islington, Kensington, Little Venice, Marylebone, Mayfair, Notting Hill, Pimlico, Putney, Richmond, Shepherd's Bush, Shoreditch, Soho, South Bank, South Kensington, St John's Wood and Primrose Hill, Victoria, West Kensington
My name is Holly and I'm a 25 year-old actress and musician. Music and theatre are my two main passions and my work takes me to the best dive bars, pub theatres, hidden gems of converted spaces, famous buildings and arenas all over the city. If you want to explore the trendiest neighbourhoods in London and discover the music and artistic scene of the city, from jazz, to rock and opera, I would love to show you around. I know Shoreditch and East London very well and I would be great company on an unscripted walk-around the area.Languages
Nightlife, Concerts, Zoo, Drinking, Pubs, Jazz, Rock, Football (Soccer)Locations
Central, Barbican, Brick Lane, Camden, City of London, Covent Garden, Dalston, Farringdon, Finsbury Park and Manor House, Greenwich, Hackney, Haggerston, Hampstead, Highbury, Holloway, Islington, Kensington, Kentish Town, Kilburn, King's Cross, London Bridge, Marylebone, Olympic Park, Shoreditch, Soho, South Bank, Spitalfields, Stoke Newington, Stratford, West End, West Kensington, Westminster
I am currently a university student in London who is balancing studies with London life. I love to explore and enjoy everything this city has to offer but still have much more to discover! I am a friendly and social person and enjoy spending my time with friends.Languages
Central, North, West
I am an experienced tour guide, artist and designer, with a passion for London. I was born and brought up here in London, which is the most vibrant mix of old and new. It has three thousand years of history, yet is always re-inventing itself. So it remains the most contemporary and cosmopolitan in the world, brim full of art, design, architecture, theatre and music. My interests are mostly based around, and my background is largely in; the Arts. Particularly fine art, pop art, graphic art, street art and architecture. I have a university BA Hons degree in Art and Visual Communication and I am also a designer and artist. There are many human stories to tell, behind London, behind it's history and behind it's art.Languages
Central, City of London, Covent Garden, Richmond, Soho, South Bank, West End, Westminster
I'm a writer and former journalist who has lived in London for more than 30 years. I love meeting new people and showing them the most fun and exciting places that this city has to offer.Languages
South West, Borough, South Bank, Westminster
Wimbledon is full of surprises!By Jennifer V. on 03 Jun 2016
This tour is wonderful! They take you to parts of town that we definitely would not have been able to find on our own, like a Buddhist temple, which was definitely a highlight. We also got to do a pub-crawl to the seven best pubs in Wimbledon, which was really fun and highly recommended. It's much nicer to go on a personal tour like this that is catered to your group--you learn so much more! Cheers to our wonderful guide who was so patient with our shenanigans!
Wimbledon is just as great as it should be.By Hernan O. on 23 Apr 2016
I have always wanted to go to Wimbledon as I am an ardent tennis lover. I got to take a tour of the museum, the pubs, the courts and the common. My local was very kind and considerate of our groups individual needs.
Good craic. Lots of tennis talkBy Shannon T. on 03 Mar 2016
We were a wee bit gutted we couldn't make it down for a match, but this was the next best thing. Got to do a famous pub crawl and look at lovely tennis trinkets. Who wouldn't like that? And our Local Host George was a good sport and put up with all our ruckus.
High quality and original tourBy Jessica R. on 19 Feb 2016
My husband and I were very much impressed with the high quality of the tour, the insider knowledge of our guide and how comprehensive and personal the whole experience was. We very much connected with our guide Lea, who was the perfect choice for us. Also, Wimbledon was beautiful and definitely worth a visit.
Great for tennis fansBy Ryan T. on 20 Dec 2015
I loved checking Wimbledon off my bucket list. our Local Host, Angela made sure we got to do all our highlights and the local pubs in the area were much more to our taste than those in the touristy parts of central London.