Wimbledon and Putney Commons London
Wimbledon and Putney Commons is an ideal place for both people and wildlife and is situated in the heart of Wimbledon Village. It is a massive unenclosed space, comprising of about 1140 acres (460 hectares). According to Wimbledon and Putney Commons Act of 1871, this open meadow should remain forever open and unenclosed. It has plants, animals, scrubland, woodland while also having many eye-catching, flora, fauna, insects, and birds. Wimbledon and Putney Commons is also known for its waterfalls, a windmill, ponds, and a nature trail. The Wimbledon Windmill is the most prominent feature of Wimbledon and Putney Commons that is perfect to visit during March to October when the weather is pleasant.
Visit Wimbledon & Putney Commons Website
History of Wimbledon and Putney Commons
In the 19th century, many commons were blocked off and were turned over to be used for agricultural purposes. The commoners' basic rights were inhumanely blown out in this manner.
On 11th of November 1864, the famous Earl Spencer, Lord of the Manor of Wimbledon sketched a Bill to present to the Parliament to make 700 acres of the common as a park. Later on, an additional two acres of land was reserved as a botanical garden to a new manor house and the sale of approximately 300 acres leftover as a building land. The main aim of the sale of the land was to raise finance in order to pay for enclosure and improvements of the area.
In 1866, an application Chancery (Village) was filed against the illegal proposal of Spencer. After four years of prosecution, Lord Spencer came to terms with the residents and a new Bill was re-designed, keeping the interests of both parties in mind.
The newly designed bill was given the name of the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Act, which then got the Royal Assent in the August of 1871.
An information centre was constructed in this open space back in 2002, collecting finance from the Heritage Lottery Fund of Wimbledon. This center operates seven days a week in order to facilitate the visitors.
If you are looking for something to do and enjoy in the area around Wimbledon and Putney Commons, then you can consider the below given attractions:
Restaurants near Wimbledon and Putney Commons: Cannizaro House, Fox and Grapes, The Butcher & Grill, Piccolino, Giraffe, Light Café, Rose & Crown etc.
Entertainment near Wimbledon and Putney Commons: Fighting Fit, Wedding Singer, Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, Hand In Hand, The Crooked Billet etc.
Gardens and parks near Wimbledon and Putney Commons: Cannizaro Park, Intercontinental London Park Lane, Royal Botanic Gardens, The Regent's Park, Ravenscourt Park etc.
Events near Wimbledon and Putney Commons: Grand Slam Events Ltd, Bodansky Sponsorship Limited, Grant-Riley Weddings, Mash Media Group, Mango Event Management Ltd, Miguel and Mayanna, Local Crew Ltd.
Shopping near Wimbledon and Putney Commons: Bayley & Sage, SW19 Computers, Matches, Space NK, Wimbledon Books, Reiss, Sutherlands, K9 Capers Fired Earth Ltd etc.
Pubs near Wimbledon and Putney Commons: The Crooked Billet, Hand In Hand, Rose & Crown, Dog & Fox, Swan, The Fire Stables, The Common Room etc.
Nightlife near Wimbledon and Putney Commons: Footlight, The Terrace, Lantern Arts Centre, Local Crew Ltd etc.
Tickets and Entry Requirements
Entry to Wimbledon Commons is free. However, other charges depend on the size of the unit of the visitors. The charges of this Greenland begin at:
- £750 - 24 hour parking for a full unit
- £95 - per hour for filming
- £85 - per hour for still photography
Note: All fees are exclusive of Value added tax (VAT).
Events at Wimbledon and Putney Commons
Wimbledon Common is famous for gathering a huge crowd on various colorful events each year, including Horse Shows, Scout and Cub Group meetings, Fairs, Riding for the Disabled, cross-country runs, Morris Dancing, sponsored walks, charitable events, and orienteering etc.
Wimbledon and Putney Commons Operational Hours
Wimbledon Common remains open for its visitors throughout the year from dawn to dusk every day.
In case you would like further information or have any kind of query, do contact the management at the given below contacts:
Phone:+44 20 8788 7655
Fax: +44 20 8780 2975
The Ranger's Office, Manor Cottage, Windmill Road, Wimbledon Common, London SW19 5NR, United Kingdom.
How to get to Wimbledon and Putney Commons
Wimbledon is the nearest tube station as it is just 1.1 miles away from the Wimbledon and Putney Commons. Once you get to this tube station, you just have to turn southwest on Alexandra Rd/B235 and walk towards Wimbledon Bridge/A219. Now, take a right turn onto Wimbledon Hill Rd/A219 and continue walking until you go through two roundabouts. Revolve left onto High St and turn right onto The Green at a 95 feet distance. Take a slight left towards Cannizaro Rd/B281 and finally turn left onto Cannizaro Rd/B281. Turn right at the end of this road and continue to walk until you find your destination on the right. View Map.
Copse Hill, Rushmere Pond (N-bound) is the nereast bus stop to Wimbledon and Putney Commons as it just 289 feet away. The moment you reach this bus stop, head North-West and walk straight for approximately one minute until you find your destination right in front of you.