Father’s Day Inspiration

It’s Father’s Day this Sunday 19 June – here are our top tips for treating dad to something special!


Dining Out

Get out of the house and treat dad to a hearty family meal with great offers available across a variety of Wimbledon’s eateries.

Tuck in to bottomless brunch at The Old Frizzle (doggies welcome) or 601 Queen’s Road, where dads and father figures can also enjoy a free drink with a Father’s Day table booking.

Or indulge in a delicious homemade brunch with speciality coffees at Bliss. There are Limited Edition Father’s Day Specials at Bar+Block Steakhouse, free main and a pint at Lu-Ma Café and – for one day only – Bill’s is running a Father’s Day Exclusive: BBQ Bourbon Beef Burger with FREE BEER for all dads, grandads and general top blokes. Make sure you book soon!



There’s plenty to choose from at New Wimbledon Theatre, including award-winning stand-upside-splitting sketchhigh-octane wrestling or slapstick detective comedy.Dads with little kids can immerse themselves in a magical adventure with Polka Theatre’s Paper Dolls and The Pirate, The Princess and The Platypus. Or maybe it’s time for dad to choose a family movie? Odeon Wimbledon has something for everyone, from new release, Lightyear to classic Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me. Enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday with club nights at Tunnel 267’s Club Nights and Bar CMYK.




You’ll find gifts galore in Wimbledon for all genres of dads! Lakeland is a treasure trove for culinary enthusiasts – pop in and check out this season’s must-have BBQ, the revolutionary Asado Uber-Q Barbeque.

Art aficionados can browse a range of work at Artist Collective in Centre Court and Aubergine Art on Queen’s Road.

For those who love the outdoors, get up to 50% off tents and an extra 10% off camping kit at Trespass, and 40% off ordnance survey maps at Blacks. Wine connoisseurs should visit Wimbledon Wine Cellar to learn about London’s only entirely bespoke wine club service. Fine wine pairs well with a good book, so peruse a range of new releases available now at Waterstones.

And it’s #menshealthweek (13-19 June), so how about a kickboxing trial at Holistic Fitness, whole body cryotherapy at F.I.T. Partnership, or Give Dad a Lift with a guest pass for two at Virgin Active? Plus Ely’s gift guide has many more inspirational ideas for you, or you could let him choose his own perfect pressie with The Wimbledon Gift Card.

Mushroom Farming in Centre Court

As part of Centre Court’s regeneration, a new mushroom farm is springing to life inside the Shopping Centre

Developed by Caley Brothers, the farm uses coffee grounds from local Wimbledon hospitality businesses to create the perfect substrate for growing gourmet mushrooms.

The farm forms part of Centre Court’s drive towards sustainability and a circular economy. A regular, almost daily crop of Grey Oyster Mushrooms is anticipated which will be sold back to local businesses at competitive market rates, encouraging the consumption of locally-grown produce in our eateries. Any surplus mushrooms will also be available for the public to buy from Centre Court’s ground floor marketplace.

This initiative is another symbiotic element of Centre Court’s vision to be a compassionate community partner, fostering environmentally friendly and sustainable local projects and increasing biodiversity in our neighbourhood. Once the mushrooms are harvested, their used substrate will be repurposed to nourish the flowerbeds and planting on Centre Court’s new rooftop wildlife garden. This in turn will nuture 50,000 bees to be housed nearby in three new hexagonal wooden hives.

Find out more about Centre Court’s exciting plans here. And stayed tuned for all the latest updates, by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Insta.