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Whether you’re a tennis nut, want to stroll along the Common or hit the shops, there’s lots to do on a Wimbledon day out.

Anyone for tennis? This area of London is synonymous with the sport as, every year, the All England Club welcomes the world’s best players for two weeks of drama, excitement and a generous helping of strawberries and cream. But Wimbledon days out don’t have to be all about the tennis – there are many more reasons to visit this south western area of the capital and we’re here to provide advice on its other attractions as well as how to get there.

Wimbledon Village, for example, offers shoppers a range of boutique stores to choose from, not to mention a host of cafes and restaurants for some light refreshment. Wimbledon Common and Wimbledon Park provide the chance for a gentle stroll among some lush greenery, while getting there couldn’t be easier when you take Thameslink. Read on to find out more about how to save money on your train fares as well as digging deeper into all the things to do in Wimbledon.

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Getting to Wimbledon

A short hop from central London, getting to Wimbledon is an easy, hassle-free option on our trains. We’ll do everything we can to deliver the best possible service, and offer you useful tips on how you can secure the greatest deals when it comes to booking your travel.

For starters, we have a range of Railcards – including Two Together, Disabled Persons, 16-25 and 26-30 to name just a few – all designed to earn you a significant discount. Taking the little ones for some games on Wimbledon Common? If they’re aged 5-15, up to four kids can hop aboard for just £2 or, should you be heading into Wimbledon Village for a day out with friends, parties of 3-9 adults will qualify for our GroupSave tickets when travelling Off-Peak. These are just some of the discounts we offer, so why not take advantage of our generosity and keep an extra little cash in your pocket to spend once you’re there?

Things to do in Wimbledon

There’s no denying that Wimbledon days out can be full of fun, colour and excitement and Wimbledon Village certainly fits that bill. Described as “where town meets country”, its juxtaposition of rural and urban makes for a heady mix that works for everyone. For those who enjoy a spot of retail therapy, there are numerous shops to tickle your fancy – including chains and independent stores. If you’d rather avoid the busy streets, why not head out to the greener surrounds and take in a round of golf or go horse riding – there’s certainly no shortage of things to do in Wimbledon Village.

Wimbledon Common also offers the chance to take in some fresh air, perhaps in the form of cycling, walking the dogs or running, while you can also pay a visit to the Common’s most iconic feature, the Wimbledon Windmill Museum, which is free to enter.

Experience the unique buddhist temple Wat Buddhapadipia, and why not try a meditation course while you are visiting? The temple has beautiful gardens, allowing you to relax while you stroll around the flower garden and orchard. Make sure not to miss the beautiful lake, when you take Thameslink to Wimbledon.

A visit to Wimbledon could not be complete without a visit to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum. This museum lets you look behind the scenes of the Championships, displaying trophies, Victorian tennis fashion, and equipment used by legendary players. You can learn everything about how to care for the grass of the Championships, and step on to the Centre Court and become inspired to improve your tennis skills.

So, what are you waiting for? Getting to Wimbledon is a piece of cake when you book directly through us, so get hold of your tickets online today!

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