Love Wimbledon in the news

Love Wimbledon is featured in July’s edition of Shopping Magazine, the UK’s only dedicated magazine for shopping centre managers, developers, owners and occupiers, as Suzy Wood, Director of Centre Court Shopping Centre discusses the importance of working in partnership. The full article highlights the importance of Business Improvement Districts working closely with shopping centres and the added value this relationship can bring to both parties.

Wimbledon’s Finalists in Merton’s Best Business Awards

We are delighted that the following Wimbledon businesses have been announced as finalists in the Merton Best Business Awards. We look forward to celebrating with you on 3rd October 2014 at The All England Lawn Tennis Club

Brinkleys Estate Agents

Capital Training Group

Citrus Gifts

Data Liberation

Gina Conway Aveda Salons

Holistic Fitness

Justin James Hotel

Mash Media

New Wimbledon Theatre

Tots Landing

Lights Out – 4th August 10pm – 11pm

Everyone in the UK is invited to take part in LIGHTS OUT by turning off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on 4 August, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection.

People can take part in whatever way they choose, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War either individually or by attending one of the many events being organised around the country for a collective experience.


Many of the Capital’s landmarks will be switching off their lights and leaving just one light lit in a window.

For more information or to get involved visit

Wimbledon town centre ideas competition launches

Enter this inspiring competition

Merton Council and Love Wimbledon have launched  an ideas competition in collaboration with the Design Council and NLA (New London Architecture)  to ignite debate about how Wimbledon town centre could evolve and prosper over the next 15 years.

A-listers in the design and architectural world, including Alison Brooks, Wayne Hemmingway, Paul Finch and Morag Myerscough will be judging the entries this autumn.

Who can enter?

We want to hear ideas from community groups, residents young and old, built environment specialists and businesses in the borough. There are two categories Rising Stars and Creative communities both with £2,000 prize money.

What’s the brief?

What could Wimbledon town centre look like, what amenities it should have and what type of buildings and public spaces could be developed in the future. You can go to for more details.

The council is encouraging people who wish to take part in the competition to submit their ideas in whichever format they prefer. Poems, songs and abstract sketches are just as welcome as scale plans or 3D animations.

What about the local community?

For Future Wimbledonians a schools competition is also planned for later in the year. (Details to be announced soon)

Key Dates:

Entry deadline 15 September 5pm

Judging w/c 22 September

Winners announced at Design Talk, part of Wimbledon Bookfest , October 8th

Shortlisted entries will be showcased:

On the futureWimbledon website in October

At the Building Centre, Store Street in London from October 9 – Nov 7

In Wimbledon Town Centre (dates TBC)

All the information about the competition and judging criteria can be found on the Future Wimbledon website.

Or contact



Wimbledon Happy Video joins Global Trend

Tennis Fever makes Wimbledon get HAPPY


Wimbledon is the latest destination to join the global trend, creating their own version of Pharrell Williams Happy video. 


Local students on behalf of Love Wimbledon have captured the sentiments of the two weeks of Tennis  with over 26 businesses  and nearly 100 people participating  in Wimbledon Town Centres  version of Pharrell Williams: Happy.


After two weeks of unforgettable tennis; where shoppers, office and retail staff as well as local residents, sat captivated on The Piazza in all weathers at Wimbledon Big  Screen Tennis, this and the best  movers  from  the Town Centre  have made the Wimbledon version of Happy.


The stars of the show, who dance along to the music of Happy,  include local Vicar Revd.  Andrew Wakefield supported by his dog Mr Darcy dancing down the aisle, the South West trains team working on the façade clean of the station, a guinea pig ‘getting down to the beat’  from local pet shop Creature Company,  staff and friends at Centre Court’s Partica shop hiding behind Shrek masks,  bar tenders from Suburban putting Tom Cruises’ character in Cocktail into the shadows by shaking not stirring and The Priory School, Wimbledon year 4 pupils  getting into the beat.


Helen Clark Bell, Love Wimbledon BID Manager enthused ‘The video shows so much that is great about Wimbledon, the people and the place. We hope you have as much fun and enjoyment watching it as those who took part in making it. ‘


To watch the video go to