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Wimbledon, Merton

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Wimbledon, Merton

Wimbledon is a district of southwest London, England, in the London Borough of Merton, located south of Wandsworth, east of Kingston upon Thames, west of Mitcham and north of Sutton. It is situated within Greater London. It is home to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships and New Wimbledon Theatre, and contains Wimbledon Common, one of the largest areas of common land in London.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyMerton
Traditional CountySurrey
OS GridTQ2471
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020

Other names by which Wimbledon, Merton has been known in the past

Wibandune ~ Wibbandun ~ Wimbleton

Wimbledon, Merton in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wimbledon, town and par., Surrey, at the NE. extremity of Wimbledon Common, 7½ miles SW. of Waterloo Station, London, by rail, 3220 ac. (47 water), pop. 15,950. Good residences, chiefly modern villas, are numerous, many families having been attracted to Wimbledon by the salubrity of the climate, Wimbledon Common being the most breezy bit of open country adjoining London. There is a golfing course on the Common, where also the annual competition of the National Rifle Association is held in July. At the S. of the Common there was formerly an entrenched camp.

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