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The home of lawn tennis, the south-west London district of Wimbledon is a leafy, affluent area split into the “village” and the “town”. Wimbledon has been populated since at least the Iron Age when the hill fort on Wimbledon Common is believed to have been built. In the Domesday Book of 1087 Wimbledon was part of the manor of Mortlake, and by the eighteenth century the area featured on the stagecoach run between London and Portsmouth.

Every year the Wimbledon Championships bring thousands of tennis fans from all over the world to watch two weeks of top class lawn tennis at the All England Club in what is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. The district also boasts Wimbledon Common, one of the capital’s largest areas of common land, and the New Wimbledon Theatre, a Grade II listed Edwardian theatre on The Broadway.

Wimbledon is largely populated by workers who commute into the centre of London seeking a village lifestyle at the weekend. The result is upmarket boutiques, restaurants and traditional pubs such as The Crooked Billet, The Fox and Grapes and The Alexandra. Wimbledon also hosts Wimbledon Farmers' Market every Saturday at Wimbledon Park Primary School, which brings together around 20 stalls selling everything from free range rare breed meat to flowers to cheese.