Tennis Fever hits the town centre!

What a two weeks, and we want to say thank you to all the shops and offices that really made an effort to show off their tennis displays, we have never seen so many tennis balls in Wimbledon during the fortnight. The screen was as popular as ever and even BBC breakfast brought their iconic red sofa along to interview  lots of lovely Wimbledonians from our Big Screen.

We trialled our first pop up in St Marks Place, removing the bins, pruning the trees and cleaning it up. We hosted live music and a Burger Shack alongside the other traders and with the mixture of sunshine and music we had a buzzy couple of weeks. Thank you to The Alex and the surrounding businesses for your support of this successful event.

A big thanks also to The All England Lawn Tennis Club for providing the wonderful hanging and railing baskets.

The town felt very different this year as everyone really got involved in celebrating the tennis – we look forward to planning more celebrations to continue to bring the tennis to Wimbledon.

See more pictures of businesses getting into the tennis swing here!


All Bar One Racquet and Ball land

Close Brothers Move into Wimbledon

We are delighted that around 650 staff from Close Brothers are moving into Wimbledon Bridge house (known locally as the Fridge) from their current Tolworth office. The company commented ‘The choice of location represents our ambitions, future business plans and provides a flexible working environment and facilities to support all our staff and customers.’

A warm ‘Welcome to Wimbledon’ to Close Brothers.

Trams terminating at Dundonald Road Station

The Wimbledon Line Enhancement Programme is a 30 million scheme that will meet the Mayor of London’s long standing pledge to increase the capacity of London Tramlink by 50 per cent. A temporary closure of Wimbledon Tramlink stop will be required from 13 July until October 2015 meaning trams will not run between Wimbledon and Dundonald Road during this period. Dundonald Road is a 10 minute walk from Wimbledon station.

This is to allow for a new platform to be built in Wimbledon Station to increase the service from 8 to 12 trams an hour between Wimbledon and Croydon.

To find out more, visit the TFL website or follow @TramsLondon on twitter.