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Share The Love This Valentine’s Day

Share the love with family, friends and partners this Valentine’s/Palentine’s/Galentine’s Day, with plenty of events and activities taking place across Wimbledon from 13th February. 

Snap a photo with family or friends at our new heart installation on The Piazza (located outside Wimbledon Morrisons). The perfect spot to create loving memories, that brings a pop of colour and joy to Wimbledon. Available from 13th – 18th February. Be quick –  blink and it’s gone! Tag us @lovewimbledon on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and #LoveLocal.

If the way to their heart is through the stomach then dine out at intimate venues across Wimbledon such as Grilandia, now serving a delicious Valentine’s Day set menu. Cosy up with blankets on the beautifully-lit pergola at Lu-Ma and listen to the soothing sounds of live saxophone at their Valentine’s Supperclub. As you arrive you will be handed a love potion cocktail, followed by a candlelit three-course meal.

Laugh it up with a pal at CMYK’s Late Gay Valentine’s Comedy Show on Tuesday 15th February from 9-11pm, or join award-winning cabaret artist Aidan Sadler for some self-love at an Anti-Valentine’s Gay night on Thursday 17th February from 8pm.

Be a part of a dance flashmob with the family or enjoy a party-style boogie at new FREE dance workshops at Centre Court Studio. From 2-3pm on Valentine’s Day, enjoy a 30-minute Zumba party workshop followed by a 30-minute choreography session to learn a short flashmob sequence. Adults, groups, children and even small babies (pre-crawlers) are invited to have a wonderful experience together. Details are available here.

Love is definitely in the air across shops in Wimbledon. Show your love with a heartfelt gift from Elys’ curated Valentine’s Day edit, full of bubbles and all things sweet, and get free same day Click + Collect. Head to Centre Court Shopping Centre for subtle scents from The Fragrance Shop, delicate jewellery from Oliver Bonas or Pandora, or unique art from The Artist Collective. Or make it easy with the Wimbledon Gift Card, featuring 30+ shops, restaurants and theatres across the town.

New Years Eve Celebrations in Wimbledon

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in a great atmosphere at one of the many pubs, bars, clubs or restaurants in Wimbledon, offering killer cocktails, delicious dinner, tunes to make you move and entertainment to guarantee a good night.

Party The Night Away

Tequila Mockingbird will be throwing a Bottomless Extravaganza, with three hours of bottomless drinks including Pornstar Martini’s, Prosecco and Beer, plus an hour of bottomless pizza. With an awesome DJ line up lighting up the dance floor for the entire evening and until the early hours. Arrive in style to a hosted red carpet, dress to impress and take part in a 2022 live countdown finished with an ultimate balloon drop. Plus a bespoke photo booth to capture your final moments of 2021.

See the year go out with a bang and head to Wimbledon’s LGBTQ+ bar CMYK for two floors of queer DJs, free prosecco on arrival and drag performances throughout the night. Open until 3am, the night will be hosted by Rosie Zinfandel and Coco Couture, with early bird tickets beginning from only £5. Or boogie into the new year with brilliant tunes and club classics playing until 3am at Tunnel 267.

See in 2022 Mexican style with tacos, tequila, La Loteria bingo, a live DJ and more at The Old Frizzle’s New Year’s Eve Fiesta. Including a limited edition taco menu to dive into and a cracking Cazcabel margarita menu, plus shots to wash it all down.

Count It Down in a Local Pub

Enjoy live band OB1s from 9pm on 31st December at Prince of Wales, or an evening of funk and soul beginning from 8pm at Hand & Racquet, with a live DJ playing 80’s funk, soul, Motown, reggae and disco music. Garratt & Gauge are creating the ultimate blend of craft drinks, atmosphere and live music to celebrate NYE this year. Get all your mates together and book tickets now here.

New Year Feast

Take your New Year’s Eve to the next level with Sticks ‘n’ Sushi’s lovely Japanese and Scandinavian-inspired New Year’s menu. Whether you are jumping into the New Year with your family or friends, add some extra flavour and colour to your evening with a splash of bubbly.

 

See the full list of pubs and bars in Wimbledon, or restaurants here.

*Some venues and nightclubs may require you to show a Covid-19 pass, according to the new government guidance.

Wimbledon’s Rainbow Crossing Returns!

Wimbledon’s Rainbow Crossing Gets A New Look!

The UK’s first rainbow crossing was created in Wimbledon Town Centre in 2019 by Merton Council and Love Wimbledon BID. After a short break, the crossing has returned with a slightly different look and even more colour.

Situated outside New Wimbledon Theatre, the crossing, which acts as a symbol to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, now features an updated ‘Progress Pride’ flag to include representation for black and trans pride. Delivered by Merton Council, this will be the first rainbow crossing in London with the new design – the chevron of black and brown stripes to represent people of colour, with blue, pink and white stripes to represent trans people. The white also symbolises those who have been lost to HIV/AIDS, and the chevron points to the right to show forward movement, indicating progress.

The crossing has been relocated to a new location 50m west of The Broadway, after the entrance space outside the theatre was extended to create a new public space.

As well as providing a welcoming diversity message, the crossing offers colourful joy to schoolchildren, shoppers and culture-lovers who are passing by. It acts as a celebratory reminder for Wimbledon’s first LGBTQ+ bar CMYK, home to great queer DJs and drag entertainment located just a brief walk away from the crossing.

Helen Clark Bell, Chief Executive of the Love Wimbledon BID, commented:

We’re very glad to see the rainbow crossing return to Wimbledon, with a new and more inclusive design to represent the broader LGBTQ+ community. As well as creating a warm welcome to all, the crossing contributes to the growing arts and cultural scene in Wimbledon and is an absolute joy to see.

Merton Council delivered the crossing with FM Conway Contractors.

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