Car hire in Wimbledon
Car hire in Wimbledon
Wimbledon is a historic Surrey town that was absorbed into London in the 20th century. Situated in the south of the capital, it is world famous as the home of the All England Tennis Club, which hosts the oldest and most prestigious of the four tennis Grand Slam events.
What I need to know
There are several Wimbledon car hire firms and these are all in or close to the city centre. We can compare car hire services in Wimbledon to ensure you get the best possible deal for your visit. We offer free cancellation, no credit card fees and track record of having served more than five million customers.
Where to pick up my car
Wimbledon's car hire firms are spread across the town centre, but are mostly near the A24 or Wimbledon Railway Station. Alternatively, those picking up a car through an airport rental firm can do so at Terminal 5 or nearby Bath Road at Heathrow Airport (LHR).
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Where to go
The All England Club is certainly the place to be in late June and early July, when the annual championships take place, although tennis fans should apply months in advance to be sure of a ticket, as few are available on the day. Wimbledon is also famous for the wide open spaces of Wimbledon Common.
From Wimbledon it is easy to drive to other parts of London, with the heart of the city taking under an hour. South London attractions include the Botanic gardens at Kew, Crystal Palace Park, Twickenham Rugby Ground and Hampton Court Palace, the former home of King Henry VIII.
For those driving southwards out of London from Wimbledon, there is some fine countryside and coast to explore. Surrey includes some beautiful downland and woods, while the popular coastal resort of Brighton is an hour-and-a-half away. Just north of Brighton is the South Downs National Park.
Eating and drinking
Wimbledon has plenty of traditional English food available, but London's cosmopolitan vibe means cuisine from all over the world is available, not least Italian, Spanish, Chinese and south Asian. Those attending the tennis will, of course, have to try the traditional strawberries and cream with a glass of Pimms.
Things to do
Tennis fans will have an obvious reason for visiting and even if the championships is not on, the All England Club's museum offers a great insight into the history of the sport. The Museum of Wimbledon, on Ridgeway, offers an insight into the wider human history of the area, which stretches back 3,000 years.
Wimbledon Common is certainly worth a wander, for it is not only a great green lung for south London, but also the setting for the fictional TV characters the Wombles. A particular highlight is the Wimbledon Mill, which was built in 1817 and restored for the 200th anniversary of its construction.
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