While Wimbledon is known for its world famous tennis championship, the oldest one in the world, this district in southwest London dates back to the Iron Age. For tennis fans, Wimbledon’s courts and sports museum are wonderful attractions to see while in the area. However, if tennis isn’t your cup of tea (or strawberries and cream aren’t your thing), Wimbledon offers a variety of other interesting hot spots to visit while you’re across the pond. From history to shopping, and everything in between, Wimbledon is much more than a tennis haven. Skip the boring back and forth of tennis and seek out these fun and fascinating things to do while you’re at Wimbledon.
1. Visit Wimbledon Windmill
Built almost 200 years ago, the Wimbledon Windmill is a London landmark and a beloved local vestige. Erected to serve the surrounding community in 1817, the windmill’s machinery was removed in 1864 and turned into a residential accommodation. Recently, the windmill’s sails have been restored to their 19th Century glory. Visitors can peruse the windmill’s museum, housed in the former machinery house, and learn about the rural life and local history.