Welcome back to Wimbledon!
We’re sure you’ve missed the town centre and we’re thrilled to have you back! We’ve put together a guide to help you get reacquainted with Wimbledon Town Centre, key information for commuting and where to get tests in town. ReDiscover your favourite places to eat, shop or uncover new spots to sit and enjoy. Download a copy of our new Town Centre Map, watch our Welcome Back video to get started and read on.
Places to Sit, Eat and Meet Up
Grab a bite to eat and catch up with colleagues over lunch on one of the many patios in town. Visit the newly reimagined space, Hartfield Walk, with vibrant art and street food (between Blacks and Robert Dyas). Queen’s Rd Market has also recently opened in Centre Court Shopping, offering alfresco summer ambience with an in-house bar, seating, food stalls and live sports streaming.
Many restaurants have expanded their outdoor seating, from secluded rooftops to pavement parklets. Lu-Ma’s patio has had a makeover (pictured left), with greenery and a canopy and a hospitality parklet has been added outside The Old Frizzle. See where to dine alfresco.
Love Wimbledon Privilege Card
Unlock great discounts in town. With over 60 offers in place, be sure to register and show your Love Wimbledon Privilege Card to receive exclusive deals for employees in Wimbledon at venues like Itsu, Pho, Rymans, Mountain Warehouse, Rush and more.
I personally prefer to be in an office environment. At home I missed the face-to-face interactions with my colleagues and the office hustle and bustle, which just isn’t the same over Zoom. I also missed just being able to walk into Wimbledon Town Centre and be greeted with an array of shops and places to grab lunch.
– Sophie Rutter, Peldon Rose
Travelling and Commuting to Work Safely
With 250+ cycle racks in Wimbledon Town Centre (including covered storage in Wimbledon Station), cycling is a great option for commuting to work. If you’re new to cycling or need a refresher, Merton Council have partnered with Cycle Instructor to provide FREE cycling lessons and Peddle My Wheels flexible bike scheme for people who work/live in the borough. Your employer may also be part of the cycle to work scheme to help get you started. Find more information here.
An enhanced cleaning regime has been adopted on TfL services, using hospital-grade cleaning substances that kill viruses and provide ongoing protection. As customers return to public transport, employees are encouraged to plan ahead using the TfL Go app and travel outside of the busiest times, if possible. The busiest times on the network are 05:45 – 08:15 and 16:00 – 17:30. You can check the status of Wimbledon Station underground lines here and trains here.
If you’re travelling on the Tube, Train or Tram, the two-way system has returned for entering/exiting the station and hand sanitisers can be found in the station, on the station forecourt and The Piazza. Remember, face coverings are compulsory on London public transport, unless you are exempt. Find out more here.
New Flexi Season tickets are now available on all National Rail services to commuters with flexible working patterns. Whether you work from home 1 day a week, or 3 the following week, the new ticket will allow you 8 days of travel in 28 days, at any peak times between two named stations, for a cheaper price when compared with daily rates.
Employees working in Wimbledon are eligible for discounted parking rates at Centre Court Car Park on a pay-as-you-go basis. Only valid Monday – Friday, just quote Love Wimbledon when you sign up. More information
For travel options to/from Wimbledon, including public transport and cycling, visit the Travel Safely page on our website.
Testing and Vaccinations
A testing centre has opened in Centre Court Shopping on the lower level, where you can collect lateral flow tests for home testing or take a PCR test on-site. You’ll find a vaccination centre on the upper mall level that offers appointments and walk-in clinics.
There are many great resources available to help employers manage and employees support the transition towards flexible working. See below:
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