Once an area famous for duels, and still famous for the kid's TV characters, The Wombles, Wimbledon Common is a wonderful pla... More
Once an area famous for duels, and still famous for the kid's TV characters, The Wombles, Wimbledon Common is a wonderful place to go to escape the frenetic pace of city life. Dotted with lakes and ponds, the common is a great sporting, picnicking and walking spot. Stretching on for miles, it's possible to walk or ride all the way, although you will have to cross the busy A3 via the footbridge to do it. Pop in next-door to the tearooms for refreshment or for a weekend fry up. Just off West Side on the Common, the gardens are open to the public. With its ornamental lake, peaceful woodlands and rolling lawns, you feel as if you've rolled back the clock to another century.