Get the Spooks this Halloween in Wimbledon!

Fancy dress costumes, trick or treat ideas, decorations and props- Wimbledon has all you need for a seriously spooky Halloween. See below for some of the great shops we have AND a list of awesome Halloween parties at Wimbledon’s best bars and clubs…

Wilko – Every Halloween costume and prop you could wish for… 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Partica Party Shop – Throw the wildest Halloween Party with a little help from their frightening staff …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lush – Smell sickly sweet with ‘Monsters Ball’ or ‘Sparkly Pumpkins’ bath bombs or ‘Bewitched Bubblebath’…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clintons Cards – Be a top ‘trick or treater’ with a little help from Clintons… 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wimbledon Party Shop – a treasure chest of costumes, face-paint, decorations galore…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wimbledon Library – Halloween Arts and Crafts workshopsee the details here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O’Neill’s Pub- Halloween Family Fun Daysee the details here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suburban Bar – ‘Hogwarts After Dark’ Halloween Partysee the details here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Garratt and Gauge – ‘Ghoul Disco’see the details here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tunnel 267 – ’90’s Horror’ Halloween Partysee the details here

FUTURE WIMBLEDON MASTERPLAN: Merton Council launches consultation

Last Thursday Merton Council launched the NEW proposals for the Wimbledon masterplan at the Wimbledon Community Forum meeting and the full masterplan is now available on their website.

The area covered by the masterplan stretches across the whole Love Wimbledon BID area so we do encourage you to read it.
Merton Council is keen to hear the business voice as well as residents and other stakeholders. The consultation currently closes on 7th December.

READ THE FULL MASTERPLAN HERE (140 pages)
Emerging Priorities on The Masterplan: 

  • Greening Wimbledon
  • Mid-rise contextual architecture
  • Public space
  • Cultural space
  • Traffic intervention
  • Transport interchange
  • Over station development
  • Retail offer

Helen Clark Bell, CEO of Love Wimbledon comments, “Love Wimbledon has been an integral part of the consultation process over the last few years that has led to the development of the masterplan for Wimbledon. Having worked with Merton Council and the Design Council on the initial Design Competition in 2014, it is great to see so many of these initial ideas being brought forward to give Wimbledon town centre a strong vision and aspirations for managed growth over the next few decades.

“We are particularly keen to see the emphasis on greening of the town and improvement of public space to enhance the pedestrian experience as this is paramount in the development of any town. We look forward to hearing the views of local businesses, landowners and other stakeholders during this consultation to ensure that Wimbledon further develops as an attractive town for commerce, which in turn delivers a great place for individuals, either as residents, employees or visitors to enjoy their leisure time.

Date for your diary 

Love Wimbledon and Merton Council will be organising a business, landlord and agent briefing session to answer questions you may have. We expect this to be in early November and will be in contact again when the details are confirmed.

What is a masterplan?

A masterplan of an area, in this case Wimbledon Town Centre, provides a long term vision for the future development of the area. This stems from understanding how people interact with and use the town, its buildings and its public spaces. It helps to guide development and investment decisions, promoting economic growth and giving clarity to investors, landowners over the quality and scope of proposed development. It provides a structured approach and creates a clear framework for developing an area and delivers strong aspirations for the town for 2030 and beyond.

Visit the FUTURE WIMBLEDON WEBSITE

Aflair For Home opens in Wimbledon

New to Wimbledon is Aflair For Home, handmade furniture and home furnishings offering a stylish contemporary collection of sofas, furniture, lighting and accessories. The range combines elegant, soft, sleek mellow modern interior tones with comfy looks.

How you been in yet? They are running a 20% off opening offer!

Have a look inside to see what to expect…

 

Find them in Centre Court Shopping Centre, on the lower mall next to Debenhams.

Follow them @aflairforhome

www.aflair.co.uk

 

Villeroy & Boch Opens in Centre Court

A warm Wimbledon welcome to Villeroy & Boch who have opened their new store in Centre Court Shopping Centre.

Villeroy & Boch is a stylish and elegant tableware brand with a longstanding heritage. Born over 270 years ago in Germany, we are proud of our high quality porcelain, crystal and stainless steel accessories which makes every meal a special occasion and every special occasion an exceptional experience.

‘We are very excited to open our brand new store in the heart of Wimbledon and to continue to serve our customers with our implacable, high standard service. We are welcoming our guests with special discount, up to 50% off from recommended retail prices and a fully stocked store, including our very special Christmas range.’

 

Find them on the Upper Mall, Unit 225.

 

New Furniture Shop opens in Centre Court

A new store opens in Centre Court Shopping Centre.

Reclamation Furniture (RF) is a new London based brand that specialise in industrial furniture made with salvaged, recycled and reclaimed materials. Specialist in creating high quality oak and teak products, take a look through their stunning showroom store to see their unique products and good to know they can deliver too!

Take a sneak peak inside…

Reclamation Furniture

Centre Court Shopping Centre

Unit 210 (Upper Mall)

The Broadway

SW19 8YE

info@reclamationfurniture.co.uk 0208 944 2840

Back To School Shopping in Wimbledon

Rise and shine for a brand new school year!

The time has come to purchase the new or bigger school uniform, invest in new pair of shoes and make the all important decision of what pencil case to buy and stationery to fill it up with! From lunch bags to curriculum books, arts supplies and calculators, Wimbledon has everything you need to check off your shopping list and some great offers to enjoy too…

 

Head to Elys department store for a great selection of back to school and sports shoes. Students receive an extra 10% off in store, so pick up your home essentials before heading off to uni.

 

  

For you Smigglers out there, Smiggle has some big savings to enjoy on their back to school range. Nip into store to make the most of their ‘2 for £5’ offer and get the brightest and best scented (!) stationery going.

Paperchase have the coolest selection of stationery, calendars and diaries. Don’t miss their new selection of fashionable bags and drink bottles too. Don’t forget to show your student card to receive 10% off!

Debenhams has 20% off all schoolwear and shoes in store and head to their Sports Direct concession for all your sporting needs.

Don’t miss Ryman’s ‘better than half price’ back to school offer on stationery and pencil cases in store.

WH Smith’s got you covered for all stationery needs, work and curriculum books. With a current half price offers up for grabs, it’s a one stop shop at a good price too.

 

Not forgetting Fielders Art Store on Wimbledon Hill Road. This independent, specialist art store has everything you could possibly need when it comes to arts and crafts. Currently selling these colour clash notebooks and more.

Argos has got school essential’s ‘in the bag’. Head to the Wimbledon store for a large variety to choose from.

Mountain Warehouse have a great back to school offer, selling their Fell 3 in 1 jackets for £19.99 (normal price £49.99) until 3rd September.

A luxury tea room opens in Wimbledon

Creams British Luxury opens in Wimbledon

Offering glamour and sophistication in the heart of our town centre you will find exquisitely smooth marble, crystal chandeliers and an ambience of nostalgia within their elegant and inviting interior. Indulge in French macarons, handmade chocolates, patisserie, traditional English cakes and afternoon teas, hot snacks, shakes, waffles, sundaes and ice-creams and more! They also offer an array of gift boxes and hampers, beautifully packages chocolates and macarons, teas and coffees, picnic baskets and gift vouchers.

Try for yourself the Creams experience and the art of afternoon tea. Creams British Luxury, 18 The Broadway, SW19 1RE. Telephone: 02089475320.

G like Gelato opens in Wimbledon

G like Gelato has opened it’s doors during this glorious heatwave to an eager public looking for something delicious to cool down.

G like Gelato, founded in November 2014 by a group of Italian professionals and friends wanting to export to the rest of the world the excellence of the old Italian tradition of ‘gelato making’. With their flagship store in Rome, they chose Wimbledon as their first UK site, and second global store, due to the international recognition and associations of excellence.

The store is more like an Italian kitchen and workshop where the produce is fresh and prepared in front of the customers. With their special recipe and technology it’s possible to produce authentic gelato in just a few minutes. There is a wide variety of flavours to choose from (check out their vegan options too!) as well as toppings if you want to go all out.  On offer will also be fresh pastries and of course, delicious Italian coffee, tubs of gelato to take home and enjoy, plus gelato cakes for special occasions. They’re doing their bit in the fight against single-use plastics using only compostable vegware products, which is fantastic.

Pop in and sample for yourself this taste of Italy in the heart of Wimbledon town centre (7 Wimbledon Bridge, SW19 7NH).

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Where to watch the World Cup in Wimbledon

You’re spoilt for choice on venues to watch the World Cup 2018 in Wimbledon, here’s a round-up for those of you who don’t already know!

The Alexandra

 

The Old Frizzle

 

The Garratt & Gauge

 

Smash

 

O’Neills

 

Prince of Wales

 

Hand and Racquet

See all our live sport venues.

Fantastic Father’s Day Shopping in Wimbledon

Wimbledon’s shops have loads of great gift ideas to make this Father’s Day a special one.

   

Shop from a large selection of cards at Clintons , Paperchase, or WH Smith in Centre Court Shopping or from the card section in Elys. As an added bonus, buy your card from WH Smith and get an extra large Cadbury’s bar (usual price £11.99) for only £5.99!

Make your dad a personalised gift this year with t-shirts, mugs, canvases and cards all up for grabs at Snappy Snaps.

‘Because Dad always saves the day’ Elys Wimbledon is treating all Superhero dads with a range of great gifts in store from ‘Man Cave’ signs, Wimbledon Brewery gift sets, the always popular socks and handkerchiefs and much more.

Goldsmiths in Centre Court Shopping has a fine array of watches to choose from for a special Father’s Day gift.

Buenos Aires has a few tables left to book for Sunday – the perfect place if your dad’s a big meat eater!

‘A pint on us’ for all dads brought to The Alexandra Pub on Father’s Day.