Jiva Health celebrates 10th anniversary

A whole 10 years

Jiva Health celebrates 10 years of bringing calmness and serenity to visitors of their Wimbledon studio. Co-founders Tish and Lisa look back at where the journey began.

Tish, “10 years ago (19 April) not such as smiley Lisa sat on a dormitory bed in a buddhist sanctuary in Findhorn Bay, Scotland. Her 30th Birthday and she’d unnecessarily been there on her own most of the day. I waltzed in thinking ‘phew a like minded person’ for many reasons as we embarked on a pretty interesting yoga teacher training in Sivananda yoga that changed our lives. As we started to truly let go of the hustle and bustle of daily life we vowed that one day we would have our own studio in busy London to brighten people’s lives and provide a calm sanctuary.”

“Since then there’s been a few more birthdays, lots of anti-ageing inversions, a few babies, some tears, a whole heap of laughter and more and more Yoga! Here’s to the next 10 years…..”

Lisa, “We work hard to be a studio that really supports you on your journey to good health. We now have 45 classes a week between Earlsfield and Wimbledon and weekly workshops. Our aim is always to make healthy living easy for you to achieve. And to bring you the amazingly ancient techniques and the very latest for optimum health.”

Join stem4 RideLondon Team

If you weren’t lucky enough to get a place in the ballot, stem4 have places for this year’s RideLondon 2018 on Sunday 29th July.

All they ask is that you pay a registration fee of £30 to secure your place and commit to raising at least £400. You will receive a fundraising pack, and a stem4 cycle jersey.

If you are interested in supporting teenage mental health and riding for the stem4 team, then please email fundraising@stem4.org.uk

Public Vote – Best Pub, Restaurant & Customer Service 2018

Part of the Merton Best Business Awards – a category decided solely by a public vote, hooray!

There really is no better endorsement than that of one’s customers so now you have the power to show some love and support for your favourite:

Restaurant of the Year










Pub of the Year










Best Customer Service










Show your love – vote here NOW!

VOTE in Time & Leisure’s ‘Food and Culture Awards’

Vote now in the Time & Leisure – Food and Culture Awards 2018

Now in their eighth year, these annual food and drink awards celebrate the local heroes that make up the local thriving food and drinks scene across South West London & Surrey.

New this year the awards will also recognise the achievements being made when it comes to culture with new categories such as Performing Arts Venue of the Year and Most Innovative Arts Project. We’re delighted to see that Bobblehat has been recognised for delivering London’s first Live Advent Calendar in Wimbledon (we proudly sponsored) and we will continue to raise the profile of and celebrate culture in the town centre.  You can vote and nominate a cultural project here.

You are invited to vote for those places and people you think deserve some credit, so please show your love for our Wimbledon businesses. Plus as a voter, you will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a luxury two-night stay for two at the 4-star Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel.

Love Wimbledon will again be sponsoring the category ‘Best Eating Experience in Wimbledon Town Centre’ and we have listed ALL eateries big and small, from street food to restaurants and everything in between. Vote here for your favourite eating experience in town.

  • Quality of food is excellent and consistent
  • Includes street food, cafés, restaurants, take-away – anything goes
  • Service is friendly and attentive
  • Great ambience adding to the overall experience
  • A place you will return to and definitely recommend

Stand up for clean water with Gina Conway Aveda Salons

‘Stand up for clean water’ with Gina Conway Aveda Salons

Every April, Gina Conway and the salon teams work together to raise funds for WaterAid to help transform lives in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Throughout this Earth Month Gina Conway Aveda Salons offers 15min add-on services for £5 donations or guests can donate £1 at reception when paying for any service. The salons are also selling Light the Way candles for £16. All proceeds will go to helping clean water charities.


Find out more about clean water, and some clever water-saving tips here.


The Pod Bar celebrates six years in Wimbledon

The Pod Bar on The Broadway is celebrating six years in Wimbledon

Set in New Wimbledon Theatre’s historic Turkish Baths, The Pod Bar was opened by Ian Brebner in 2012. Ian’s vision was for a venue that offered a fun night out with dancing and a variety of music from resident DJs. Over the years, The Pod Bar has firmly established itself as a popular late night venue and is renowned for great cocktails, having won Best Cocktail Venue in Time & Leisure’s Food & Drink Awards 2017.

The Pod Bar is thrilled to be a successful, independent Wimbledon venue and to have such great support from people living and working in the local area.