'A Hilltop Village in South London - Historic Wimbledon' Guided Walk

  • July 19, 2014 · 1:45 PM
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Come along on Saturday 19th July at either 1:45pm, 2:00pm or 2:15pm for a guided walk around the historic Wimbledon!

We have 3 guides and we will be starting the walk in 15 minute gaps, so please indicate which time/guide you wish to go with when you RSVP.  If you've never attended before, all three guides are extremely good and qualified Blue Badge Guides, so just choose a random time (when you RSVP it may come up as 1:45pm for the time to attend, but just ignore that and just come along at your chosen time).

About the walk

Wimbledon has been inhabited since at least the Iron Age when the hill fort on Wimbledon Common is thought to have been constructed.  In 1087 when the Domesday Book was compiled, Wimbledon was part of the manor of Mortlake.

The ownership of the manor of Wimbledon changed between various wealthy families many times during its history, and the area also attracted other wealthy families who built large houses such as Eagle House, Wimbledon House and Warren House. The village developed with a stable rural population coexisting alongside nobility and wealthy merchants from the city.

There's more to Wimbledon than tennis and the Wombles!  Explore this lively hilltop village with its many cafes, pubs and boutiques.

We will visit historic St Mary's church and discover the tomb of the man who made London a more fragrant city.  Admire the historic houses around Wimbledon Common and learn of some eccentric past residents.

The walk is a private walk for the group, we will split into 3 groups and we will be guided by Val (1:45pm), Rachel (2:00pm) and Diane Burstein (2:15pm).  It will last about 2 hours.

Cost for the guided walk is £7 per person for Full Member's of the group and £9 per person for non-Members. (payable on the day).

Afterwards we will head to the Crooked Billet pub, 14-15 Crooked Billet for a chat over a drink.

If you can't see us outside the station, please call.

Hope to see you there!


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  • Robert

    Very good walk around Wimbledon.

    July 22

  • sheila h

    Unable to make it. Sorry.

    July 19

  • JonW

    Thoroughly enjoyed the guided walk. It was very informative and pitched at just the right level.

    July 19

  • jade

    Sorry I did not change RSVP to NO. Delay at airport so not able to come.

    July 19

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry unable to make the walk today. Have just arrived in London. Cheers

    July 19

  • Jorene L.

    Hi I will have another 2 friends joining the tour at 2:15pm too

    July 19

  • jade

    Robert : 2 pm or 2.15 please as waiting for friend at airport to arrive.

    July 19

  • Kirri H.

    I'm still coming to do the walk but have just altered my RSVP to reflect I won't be bring anyone else- my two friends can't make it!

    July 19

  • Jack S.

    Sorry, my left knee giving me a great deal of pain. Think walking will make it worse. Enjoy the event!

    July 19

  • Christine

    Unfortunately I can't make it today but hope everyone has a great time.

    July 19

  • Alan H.

    I presume these events proceed come rain or shine?

    July 19

  • violetta


    July 14

  • Wendy h.

    I'm looking forward to 'doing something' different and learning too!

    July 13

  • norah

    I want to meet friends

    July 11

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm arriving in London 18th July so I'm very pleased to be able to join this fabulous walk the next day.
    Look forward to meeting you all.

    June 24

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