From celebrating a quintessential tradition to having your say, we round up the best things to do in and around Wimbledon this weekend…
CELEBRATE AFTERNOON TEA WEEK
Quite possibly the most quintessentially British week in the calendar, this week is Afternoon Tea Week. Equally British is the unpredictable weather, so for what may be a drizzly weekend in Wimbledon we shall be tucking in to tea and cakes at a few of our favourite cafes, hotels and pubs.
Hotel du Vin at Cannizaro House, Wimbledon has just launched their new every day indulgence afternoon tea menu which is well worth a try. Their spectacular Orangery tops off this beautiful experience.
When: 12th – 18th August
Where: Lady Wimbledon recommends Hotel du Vin, The Ivy Cafe, Creams and Light on the Common for afternoon tea.
HEATHROW AIRPORT EXPANSION CONSULTATION
Have your say on future Heathrow Airport Expansion and the impact it will have on Wimbledon. At the consultation there will be virtual reality sound demonstrations to experience the noise scenarios, a scale model showing the end result of the masterplan, experts on hand to answer questions.
When: 17th August, 10am – 4pm
Where: Everyday Church, 30 Queens Road, Wimbledon, SW19 8LR
Booking: Book tickets here >
More Information: Visit the Heathrow Airport Consultation website >
STAGE EXPERIENCE – HALF A SIXPENCE
Bursting with colour, Half a Sixpence is a musical comedy based on the 1905 novel Kipps by H. G. Wells. Having rehearsed for two weeks from Mon 5 Aug, young people will be taking over the main stage at New Wimbledon Theatre to create this spectacular production!
SOUTHSIDE HOUSE PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR
Ever been to the Southside? Drop in for a tour and a glimpse of a long-past era. Described by connoisseurs as an unforgettable experience, Southside House provides an enchantingly eccentric backdrop to the lives and loves of generations of the Pennington Mellor Munthe families. Southside House is a 17th-century house located on the south side of Wimbledon Common. It is Grade II* listed.
When: Every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday at 2pm and 3.30 pm
Where: Southside House, 3–4 Woodhayes Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 4RJ
Booking: Adults, £9.00; Students: £7.50; Family ticket, £20 (2 adults + 2 under-16s). Book tickets here >
More Information: Visit the Southside House website >
WIMBLEDON VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET
Find fresh and local farm produce at Wimbledon Village Farmers Market. Stalls offer an array of field-fresh vegetables and fruit, butchers’ meat straight from the farm, pies, fresh fish, cakes, baked artisan bread, fruit, juices and sweet baked goods. Bring a big appetite and your shopping basket!
When: Every Sunday, 10am–3pm
Where: Wimbledon Village Surgery car park, 35A High Street, Wimbledon, London SW19 5BY
More Information: Visit the Wimbledon Village Farmers Market website >
Written By: Eyes of Lady Wimbledon | Editor
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