The Lodge Hotel is great choice for visiting Wimbledon. The eastern side of Putney where the Lodge is located backs onto the districts of Southfields and Wimbledon and is easily reached by public transport, car or foot.
Famed for the Wimbledon tennis championships at the All England Club, SW19 the longest running tennis tournament globally and widely considered the most prestigious tennis event in the world. However there is a lot more to Wimbledon than tennis. Wimbledon is split between two distinct areas, the Town and the Village. The Town is the major commercial and business area, and houses the New Wimbledon Theatre and train station (which was developed in 1838) that links to Surrey and beyond. The Village is the real find, more like a country village than part of the urban metropolis, full of cute shops, interesting restaurants and some great pubs.
The Lodge Hotel is less than two miles from the Tennis Championships, with a multiple of travel options. It’s about 20-30 minutes by foot, of less than five minutes by taxi. The easiest way is via the tube on the District line, East Putney to Southfields (the closest station to the tennis) is just one stop. The Lodge is a preferred hotel by the Lawn Tennis Association, and has been favoured by tennis fans and Championship players for many years. We even have a small homage to tennis ace Roger Federer in our Library! The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis museum, and tour is open throughout the year is full of innovative experiences and certainly worth a visit. Open 10am to 5pm daily.
The vast fields of Wimbledon Common draws walkers, cyclists and golfers to the stunning woodlands. And also hosts the Polka Children’s theatre. It’s a welcome area of countryside within the city. Inhabited since the iron age when the hill fort on Wimbledon Common is thought to have been constructed. Many famous actors, socialites, and musicians have called Wimbledon home, with the village comprising some beautiful houses. Each October since 2006 the Wimbledon BookFest is a notable event. Interesting fact: Elisabeth Beresford’s series of Children’s novels The Wobbles were inhabitants of a burrow on Wimbledon Common!
Eating and drinking in Wimbledon is also fun. The Ivy Cafe in Wimbledon village and Bayee Village Chinese are worth a visit, as is of 1980s fame Italian San Lorenzos on Wimbledon Hill Road.
‘’Lovely venue and staff. Easy to walk to Wimbledon within half an hour’’
‘’As we attended the tennis at Wimbledon, the Lodge Hotel is ideal being only one underground stop away. Fantastic value and convenience.’’