Shopping, eating and chilling out away from the hectic pace of Central London: there are few better places to enjoy some rest and relaxation than Wimbledon. The exception is during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships when the area welcomes crowds of eager spectators. You don't even have to book a ticket in advance, instead join the queues for this unique event in the London sporting calendar. You can experience the magic any time of year at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Tour.
Full of beautiful buildings and independently owned shops, Wimbledon Village is a place where locals take time to say "hello" to each other and the clip-clop of horses' hooves echo in the streets. You could be forgiven for thinking you're in the countryside. But shopping is rarely this good when you're out in the sticks. In this relatively compact area you'll find Diane von Furstenberg, LK Bennett, Question-Air and Cath Kidston.
The Wimbledon windmill was once the headquarters of the National Rifle Association
If the sun is shining, there's nothing better than taking a picnic onto Wimbledon Common. You could even spot a Womble – they're native to these parts!
Visit the UK's original Buddhist temple and wander around its ornamental lake, flower garden and orchard.
Wimbledon is home to many great contemporary art galleries, including the David Curzon Gallery.
Learn about the area's past at the Wimbledon Museum of Local History, or wander round the unforgettable Southside House and marvel at this treasure trove of furniture and art. You can also learn about the fascinating history of windmills at the Wimbledon Windmill, then relax at the Windmill Tea Rooms.