The Old Frizzle Undergoes Transformation

Local pub The Old Frizzle have recently undergone a refurbishment and we are loving the new look!

Manager Nicole gave us more details:

We are really excited to be back open and can’t wait to welcome Wimbledon back! We have taken the opportunity to show the pub some love during lockdown with a fresh coat of paint, new furniture and light fittings but with the same fun Frizzle attitude, including our new outdoor flower garden to make the most of the summer sunshine!

With crafty cold pints, cocktails and provenance rosé a plenty it’s nearly business as usual apart from our new covid safe procedures in place to keep both our staff and customers safe. Of course we’re showing all your favourite sports behind the arch with live music returning soon. Our fab weekend brunch is back and our stand out roasts and weekly quiz aren’t going anywhere either. We are also launching our Autumn menu mid September with some delicious new seasonal dishes so stay tuned!

Check out these images of some of the changes:

Visit The Old Frizzle at 74-78 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1RQ or book a table here.

And remember – always #LoveLocal

Get Back To School Ready

Want to prepare for when your kids return to school? Whether it’s creative at-home learning or preparing for a slightly different return, one thing will have stayed the same – you can count on Wimbledon Town Centre for those essential supplies. From kids clothing to stationery supplies and craft essentials, Wimbledon has you covered.

Clarks Shoes now have a guaranteed fit programme, so that you can buy children’s shoes early with confidence and skip the queues. Buy their shoes now and Clarks guarantee that the shoes will remain the correct fit for your child from the date of purchase until February 2021 or a refund/exchange. This offers great peace of mind for parents waiting to find out if schools may open or not, that they can buy their children’s school shoes in advance. Please note: booking in advanced is required before visiting Clarks Wimbledon – visit Clarks’ website to book a time slot which suits you today.

For classic must-haves including notebooks, pens and pencil cases visit Ryman, where you can fulfil your #StationeryGoals with their range of panda, pastels, retro and football-themed stationery, or visit Paperchase where you can get can 3 for 2 on selected back to school items.

Smiggle have nursery covered with their junior collections, perfect for ages 4+. They even have customisable bundles including matching backpacks, water bottles, lunch boxes and pencil cases!

Fancy some jazzy crafts, books, toys or activity packs to keep the kids entertained or to make learning from home more fun? Then head down to Fielders or TK Maxx.

Or want to reduce the stress of shopping around? At Elys, you can find a great range of back to school products, from shoes to rucksacks, all in the same place!

Francis Grove Donate Space To Wimbledon Hospice

While having a planning application approved, the owners of 1 Francis Grove kindly donated a selected space to St Raphael’s Hospice to use as storage and as a sorting area for the team to go through donations.

We caught up with St Raphael’s Hospice to find out more.

  1. Tell us about the work of St Raphael’s Hospice and how it has been impacted by Covid-19
    The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way people think about death and dying, particularly the way they don’t want to die. That is why supporting hospice care is so important as we go forward. ‪Hospices like St Raphael’s Hospice provide expert care to people in their own home and in our in-patient unit. A big part of what we do is provide support and training to other healthcare professionals to increase the reach of palliative care and the chance of a person receiving the care they need at the end of life.‪The pandemic has had reinforced for many people that the end of life is equally as important as the life one has lived. Supporting us helps to increase the chance to get it right!
  2. Why did you choose to temporarily locate to Wimbledon?
    We will be opening our first shop in Wimbledon Village on 2nd October 2020. We have been extremely eager to have a presence in the Wimbledon area, as 20% of our patients come from SW19 and SW20 and St Raphael’s is the local hospice. Due to the enormous generosity of the public we have received over 10,000 donations and we required a large local area which will enable the team to sort through them.
  3. What does it mean to have the space donated by Francis Grove?
    It is amazing! We are incredibly grateful and thrilled as the location and size is just perfect.


Francis Grove is a four storey office building located on the corner of St George’s Road in Wimbledon Town Centre.

To find out more about the work of St Raphael’s Hospice click the link.