This bustling affluent area in the south-west of London is home to the oldest tennis tournament in the world and children's characters The Wombles. Lying in the borough of Merton, Wimbledon (split into town and village) is home to about 20,000 people
Had you lived in Wimbledon in the late 1700s, you may have had Horatio Nelson as a neighbour, but nowadays you are more likely to bump in to actor Martin Clunes and news reader Trevor McDonald.
Wimbledon is linked to central London and Surrey by tram, train and tube, and commuters can get to Waterloo in fifteen minutes. There is also an abundance of gastro pubs, Pizza Express style eateries and pricey clothes and gifts shops. The village and town is obviously most proud of its tennis history, and not only there is there a popular tennis museum, most shops will also have an item related to the sport in its window.