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Spread The Love This Valentine’s Day

Wimbledon Town Centre is full of great restaurants, bars, cafe’s and more. So make this your most romantic Valentine’s yet with some of our great gift ideas, intimate dining venues and more … Or if you’re anti-Valentine’s, keep reading for inspiring ideas to avoid spending the night to the sofa and live up February 14th, like it was any other day!

 

Romantic Gift Inspiration 

  • Treat your loved one to beautifully-crafted blooms this Valentine’s, with a stunning selection of bouquets available from: Marks and Spencer, The Flowersmith, Wimbledon Flower Kiosk.
  • Irresistibly-scented gifts from Lush, who are going naked on this national holiday with packaging-free products, including a Cheeky Massage Bar, Peachy Bath Bomb and a Prince Charming Shower Gel.
  • Get crafty and create a lovely gift basket/box, filled with small treats or hand-written notes of admiration with a little help from Fielder’s Art Shop
  • Visit Wimbledon Party Shop and go decoration crazy, with heart-shaped pillows and lots more!
  • Think personalised with a wide range of personalisable products from Snappy Snaps including calendars, cushions, t-shirts, wall art and lots more.
  • Indulge your friends, family or partner with decadent chocolates from Elys Wimbledon or mouth-watering cakes from Patisserie Valerie.
  • Add some sparkle to your Valentines, whether it’s with a small thoughtful gift or a grand gesture. Check out Wimbledon’s fine goldsmiths and diamond specialists including Sinclair Jewellers and Swarovski, or choose from a range of luxury jewellery and watch brands at Elys and Art Jewels.
    – Spend £99 at Pandora and receive a pair of earrings worth £30!

 

Intimate Dining Venues 

Treat the one you love to a romantic evening at Bill’s this Valentine’s Day with their healthy and indulgent, seasonal menu for £24.95pp, available 13th – 16th February 2020. Find a quiet corner at romantic Italian Al Forno or treat your loved one to steak at Roxie’s. If you both enjoy Oriental food, Sticks n Sushi have a great selection of dishes on their Valentine’s menu for you to get your chopsticks into or simply enjoy a Thai curry in Mai Thai. Independent healthy eating cafe Lu-Ma are serving up a delicious three-course menu with live entertainment, so if you’re looking to continue the meat-free trend in February then pre-book here.

 

 

Date Ideas 

Enjoy all the latest Hollywood hits and award winning movies at Curzon Cinema and Wimbledon Odeon, share a bottle of bubbly at All Bar One, a cocktail at 601 Queen’s Rd or enjoy live music at Bertie’s Wine Bar. Looking to mingle with other singles? Then head down to one of Wimbledon’s buzzing bars to dance into the small hours with pulse-pounding beats by resident DJ’s and fantastic drinks deals.

Check out the full list of ‘Going Out’ venues in Wimbledon.

New Wimbledon Theatre also has a special Valentine’s Special of the new monthly event ‘Write About Now’, or check out the much-loved ‘Here Comes Your Man’, a romantic comedy show by Matt Hoss. Escape the stress together by opting to spend quality time relaxing and unwinding during a couples massage at Wimbledon Leisure Centre and Spa.

 

Anti-Valentine’s Inspiration 

If you can’t stand to hear the V word, then don’t spend the day at home! Treat yourself to a manicure at Treat Nails, Princess Nails or Londora Nail Boutique (Elys), get that bounce back to your hair at one of our award-winning hairdressers, or try a new look with Ely’s free personal styling service. Or brave the brisk air and take a walk down The Broadway to check out Love Wimbledon’s new environmentally-motivated street art piece.

 

 

Make it a night to remember and spread the love this Valentine’s Day!

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‘It’s Oh So Quiet’ Street Art

‘It’s Oh So Quiet’ is new wall art installation in Wimbledon Town Centre, created by Love Wimbledon, in collaboration with artist Louis Masai and local photographer and culture campaigner Cindy Sasha. This piece aims to raise awareness of the decline of British birds in London, particularly the House Sparrow, renowned for its birdsong and seen as a vital part of urban life.

Brought to life by a London-based artist, often best known for his dynamic and inspiring wall murals of endangered animals, ‘It’s Oh So Quiet’ features a male house sparrow and female house sparrow inferring the question of ‘where has the sparrow song gone’. Based on the hit single ‘It’s Oh So Quiet’ by Icelandic musician Björk, the art reflects how birdsong has reduced over time, due to the population decline of this bird species.

The disappearance of birdsong could have a profound impact on human health. The natural sounds of birdsong have been linked to improved mental and emotional health amongst humans. Hearing birdsong allows us to connect with the natural world and can be the perfect antidote to the pressures of modern life.

According to The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), there is a severe decline in the UK house sparrow population, estimated as dropping by 71 per cent since 1977. This has led to the RSPB now red-listing House Sparrows as a species of high conservation concern.

Rather than adopting the newer patchwork style, seen in much of Louis Masai’s more recent work, the artist drew on a more realistic, older style of painting to embody the central message of this piece – the critical situation facing British birdlife. Louis Masai is a London-based painter, sculptor and street artist, who uses his art in the form of murals, paintings and installations to highlight and initiate discussion surrounding climate change, endangerment of species, conservation and species equality.

Wimbledon has seen a renaissance in cultural experiences ranging from music, theatres, art galleries and literary festivals. It is a place where there is often more than what meets the eye. As said by Cindy Sasha, “street art can change a landscape of a town centre. I love it when the love spreads through art and sends such a positive message – we need more of it!”. Love Wimbledon create and fund a variety of cultural and environmental notions including the first rainbow pedestrian crossing in the UK, in partnership with Merton Council, to show support to the LGBTQ community in Wimbledon Town Centre. Find out more here.

 

“This collaboration has brought an important message to Wimbledon, whilst also developing a stronger and more vivid cultural strategy for visitors to experience the town centre. The art is impactful, meaningful and has had a positive response from business, visitors and local residents. We were pleased to hear we have a crew of House Sparrows in Wimbledon Town Centre – something to be truly celebrated.”

Sally Warren, Love Wimbledon

 

Find this new street art piece on Alwyne Road, off Wimbledon Hill Road, in Wimbledon Town Centre, and help to spread this message. Watch the public reaction to the art.

 

New Year’s Eve in Wimbledon 2019

Welcome 2020 in style and celebrate New Year’s Eve in Wimbledon. With a fantastic selection of bars, clubs and pubs in the town centre to choose from, it’ll be a night to remember.

 

601 Queen’s Rd
601 Queen’s Rd is the perfect backdrop for socialising; a table to dine, space for celebratory drinks or private spaces to party the night away. Ring in the 20’s with your chosen tribe in style and an in-house DJ playing until 2am. A selection of drinks packages, canape menus, social bowls, sharing boards and delicious menu packages available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Garratt & Gauge
New Year’s Eve at The Garratt & Gauge means a Black Tie Blowout. Open from 8pm – 2am, playing the best music to get you on the dance floor.
Tickets available now at a discounted price!
Note: prices go up nearer the time.

 

All Bar One
Get your tickets for the incredible and show-stopping New Year’s Eve Cîroc party at All Bar One Wimbledon. Arrive in style with a complimentary Cîroc French Martini, then raise your glass as the bar brings the year to a close with plenty of fabulous cocktails, delicious nibbles, epic live DJ sets and late-night partying.

Tickets are limited so book them now and pre-order a limited-edition Cîroc vodka bottle, engraved with the All Bar One Logo & NYE 2019!

(T&C’s apply)

 

The Old Fizzle

Join the 1920’s Speakeasy New Year’s Eve Party at The Old Frizzle. Dine-in between 6pm – 9pm and enjoy two courses for £20 or three courses for £25. Add 1.5 hours of bottomless free flowing fizz to kick start the evening for just £16 or turn up fashionably late and enjoy the party with the DJ until 2am.

New Year’s Day – cure that 2019 Hangover and recover with the all-day Brunch, Bloody Good Mary’s & Berocca cocktails to help you begin the New Year.

 

  

The Prince of Wales
See in the New Year with live music at The Prince of Wales and the brilliant OB1s playing until late or visit Bertie’s Bar, the secret little cellar bar downstairs, for a Top Hat and Tiara party.

From 9pm – 2am.

 

Smash
Get ready for the best retro New Year’s Eve party around. Their DJ will be playing a musical roller coaster of hits from the nineties and noughties, so sing loud and be proud of the decade you love most!
Party in style by booking one of their special NYE pizza, ping pong & drinks packages, all of which include complimentary entry.

 

Tunnel 267

Welcome in the future with the New Years Eve party at Tunnel 267, Wimbledon’s only nightclub! Tickets start from only £5.

 

Suburban Bar & Lounge
Ring in the New Year, Suburban style and enjoy free entry all night for celebrations with friends in a comfortable, friendly and fun environment.
With party tunes and cocktails that will get everyone in the mood to dance into 2020. Including a Happy hour from 7pm – 9pm and a Prosecco Cocktail Special from 11pm – 1am.