The Best Of Wimbledon In Photos

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 35 months ago
The Best Of Wimbledon In Photos
Buddhapadipa Temple. Read more about it below. Photo: Marobogni

Say "Wimbledon" and two things come to mind for most people: tennis and Wombles. But there's more to this green corner of south west London: greyhound racing, one of the largest areas of common land in London (Wimbledon Common) and notable residents which have included Raymond Briggs (he who created The Snowman) and Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew.

The gardens of the Buddhapadipa Temple. It was the first Buddhist temple to be built in the UK. The building itself is home to monks and nuns, and contains a shrine to Buddha. The grounds contain a pond and several bridges. The building often opens to the public on Open House Weekend. Photo: Mike T
Wimbledon Telephone Exchange. Photo: Chris Guy
Redbrick bank buildings in Wimbledon. Photo: Terry Moran
Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium. As well as greyhound racing, the stadium hosts motor racing events. Part of Queen's Bicycle Race music video was filmed here. Photo: Viramati
Wimbledon Common. The combined areas of Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath and Putney Lower Common cover an impressive 1,140 acres. Photo: Watpix
Sledding on Wimbledon Common in February 2012. Photo: Stephanie Sadler
St Mary's Churchyard. It is believed that the church may be the one recorded in Domesday Book in the Mortlake Hundred. Photo: Gábor Hernádi
Tram at Wimbledon. Wimbledon is linked to other parts of south London by Croydon Tramlink. Photo: Gábor Hernádi
Dragon boat race in Wimbledon Park. Photo: psyxjaw
Horse crossing in Wimbledon Village. Photo: Edward Simpson
Wimbledon Common windmill. The windmill was built in 1817 and operated until 1864. The sails have now been restored and visitors can visit the Windmill Museum. Photo: Martin Griffett
Cannizaro House in Cannizaro Park, a Grade II* listed park in the Wimbledon Common. Photo: Laura Nolte
A campaign to save Wimbledon Library in 2013. Photo: Andrew Smith
OK, we're going slightly out of area here as this sign is in Tooting Broadway, but it's a throwback to a time when Wimbledon was not part of London. Photo: Peter Denton

Last Updated 23 January 2016

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