Gyms: Welcoming You Back Safely

Gyms are finally re-opening in Wimbledon!

Following recent government announcements lifting the restrictions on leisure businesses, gyms in Wimbledon Town Centre have been working up a sweat, making improvements to ensure that they can welcome you back safely and comfortably.

Wimbledon Town Centre is home to eight health clubs, including three with pools.


Ahead of gyms re-opening, we caught up with Hash, the owner of Fitness Space to find out more about the safety protocols they are putting in place. Fitness Space Wimbledon is a family-owned independent gym. They’ve been running outdoor and virtual classes during the temporary closing of the gym.

What safety protocols have you implemented?

  • In addition to our regular cleaning, we’ve introduced an hourly deep clean which includes the use of a fogging machine to sanitise a wider area.
  • Safety screens have been installed between cardio equipment.
  • We’ve installed HEPA air purifiers to support air quality.
  • Training zones are marked by social distancing areas on the floor and there are health and safety signs posted around the gym.


What can members expect when returning to the gym?

  • Members will be required to book a time slot to visit the gym and register for classes, using the Fitness Space app.
  • Fitness classes within the venue will be limited capacity to adhere to social distancing regulations but virtual classes will still be running.
  • Their temperature will be checked upon arrival and a check-in health commitment form will need to be filled in, with acknowledgement that they are not displaying Covid symptoms.
  • There is limited capacity to the number of people who can be using the facilities at any given time to allow for social distancing but as Fitness Space has always operated on a capped membership, members should have no problem booking a slot to train.
  • Towel service is currently on hold but we are offering a free branded towel to the first 200 members that return.
  • We’ve removed the water fountains and ask that member bring their own bottle or we have free bottled water if needed.

How can more vulnerable members feel comfortable training in Fitness Space?

  • Members who are more vulnerable or uneasy about returning to the gym can train in confidence in one of our two separate designated training zones in our studios, provided there are no classes running during that time.

Hash says –

“We can’t wait to welcome you back from the 25th July. We care about our members and put their interests first.”


The gyms returning on the 25th July are:  Fit PartnershipVirgin Active, Nuffield Health and Wimbledon Leisure Centre, with more to follow shortly!

Click here to view the full list of health clubs in Wimbledon.

Wimbledon Is Back!

Photo Credit, bottom right (Bliss Cafe): London & Partners #BecauseImALondoner


The wait is over! After months of suffering with scruffy beards and dodgy results from DIY-home-haircuts, hair salons, barbers and other beauty services are finally re-opening in Wimbledon! Celebrate your fresh fade or bouncy blow-dry with a cool crisp pint or much-needed Sunday roast, with recent re-opening of restaurants, bars and pubs in Wimbledon too.

With social distancing measures in place and a slightly new way of working, businesses are delighted to have returned to our lovely town and have received a great reception – albeit from those with hungry stomachs, overgrowing hair and gasping for a pint!

Gyms and leisure services will be re-opening from 25th July, so you no longer have to rely on that ever-dropping internet connection for virtual classes.

With the recent government announcement of face masks being mandatory in shops, Wimbledon has you covered (no pun intended). Whatever your style – whether it’s funky or fresh, practical or bold, there is an array of affordable and breathable face masks to choose from at Quality Stitch, our pharmacies and supermarkets, and even at our Local Market on The Piazza.

Please note that as these businesses continue to adapt to the new normal, opening hours may be reduced and subject to changes.

Patio Season Is Officially Open!

Many bars, restaurants and pubs are open for dining in and have also developed lovely socially-distanced settings for alfresco dining, so if you prefer to enjoy the summer sun while you tuck into your mouth-watering meal, you can do so safely and comfortably.

Some of venues which have recently re-opened for outdoor dining include Bill’s, Wahaca, 601 Queen’s Road and Al Forno, whilst those open for dining-in include Grilandia, Itsu, Prince of Wales, and Sticks’n’Sushi.

Some eateries require advanced booking, with orders to be placed via apps, so ensure that you reserve your place now!

Given the recent government announcement of the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme, soon you can also get 50% off food and drink in some of our selected eateries (with a value of up to £10). Please check our social media channels for updates.

For the full list of venues open for eating and drinking in Wimbledon, check the list.

Long Nails and Lockdown Locks?

After much eager anticipation, hair salons, barbers, nail salons and tanning shops have re-opened in the town centre!

Indulge in some self-care and go for a new bold cut, a stylish shave or a pearly pedicure from the likes of Rush Hair, Treat Nails, Headmasters and The Pavement Barbershop.

Pre-booking is required in most locations,

Check the list for the full breakdown of Health and Beauty venues that are re-open on our Open Shops & Services page.

Working Off Lockdown Weight?

Having taken all the necessary precaution to welcome you back in safely, including installations of sneezeguards, hand santiser stations, social distancing floor stickers, one-way systems and an adapted booking system with time-allocated slots, our local gyms will be re-opening again soon!

This includes Fitness Space, FIT Partnership and Virgin Active and more.

See the full list of what leisure venues are re-opening here.

Throw Your Own Backyard Beach Bash

Photo: Wilko


Fancy playing host and enjoying the outdoors with your family and friends, in the comfort of your own home? With a wide selection of Wimbledon’s eateries allowing you to skip the stress of preparing picnic food, great garden decorations and outdoor games available in our stores, throwing your own summer backyard bash has never been easier!

Feast in the Sun

With restaurants, pubs and bars being re-open, remember that your favourite dishes are still available for takeaway/Grab’n’Go. Recreate a holiday destination for your guests, by creating a theme to your picnic party via the eclectic offering of cuisines in Wimbledon – they’ll never know!

Remember that local cafe’s Lu-Ma and Bliss Coffee are also offering picnic boxes and brunch boxes, packed with delicious nutritious food for you to impress your family with.



Garden Essentials

Get your outdoor space ready with a great selection of bistro garden sets, stylish patio umbrellas, and picnicware from Neptune, Wilko, Elys, Lakeland and Robert Dyas.

Or go the extra mile with inflatable palm trees and flamingos, a colourful balloon arch and Hawaiin accessories from Partica, who offer a great range of party decorations suitable for any theme!

Bring the fun of the beach to your home with outdoor toys such as paddling pools, sand & water tables, trampolines and more from The Entertainer and Smiggle.



See what’s open in Wimbledon Town Centre here, including where to get a bouncy blow-dry or a fresh shave in time for your guests arrival!

Get Your Camping Essentials in Wimbledon

Photo: Mountain Warehouse

With many stores having re-opened, what better place to shop for your camping essentials that in Wimbledon Town Centre?

With the recent re-opening of campsites across the UK, stores such as Blacks Outdoors, Mountain Warehouse and Robert Dyas, are offering discounts on a wide selection of camping essentials to help you get prepared for a great summer staycation!

With up to 60% off in-store, visit Wimbledon to get everything you need to keep you warm, dry and comfortable during your camping adventure.

Don’t let a bad night’s sleep ruin your camping – opt for snug sleeping bags or airbeds, and turn the dream of sleeping under the stars in a comfy reality.

Or, choose from some of the finest camping chairs and folding tables to help rest your legs and enjoy some nibbles, whilst watching the sunset.

Other products on offer include:

  • Tents and Camping Furniture
  • Walking/Hiking Boots
  • Outdoor Clothing (Jackets, Fleeces and Footwear)
  • Camping Accessories


Visit our Open Shops & Services page, for a full breakdown of shops open in Wimbledon Town Centre.