Wimbledon Town Centre Celebrates a second Murray victory

Over 1,500 fans and locals packed into Wimbledon Town Centre to enjoy the Wimbledon final on Love Wimbledon’s Big Screen on The Piazza. 

Love Wimbledon’s popular Big Screen in Wimbledon Town Centre was once again the choice for hundreds as the place to watch the Wimbledon finals. The jubilant crowd celebrated Andy Murray’s win on The Piazza, with a tremendous cheer erupting on his winning point. Many people unable to get tickets for the actual event relaxed on deck chairs soaking up the Wimbledon tennis atmosphere and where better to do it than – in Wimbledon!

Helen Clark Bell, Chief Executive commented ‘We had hundreds of people sharing the finals’ atmosphere in the heart of Wimbledon Town Centre – the audience were amazing. Surrounding businesses really got involved too such as Morrisons supermarket giving out free pizzas and strawberries, Patisserie Valerie giving out smoothies and Wahaca giving out mini quesadillas and nachos. It was a wonderful occasion’.

Love Wimbledon first introduced the Big Screen to The Piazza in 2013. It brings the excitement of The Championships to town and is an opportunity for people who live, shop or work in Wimbledon to enjoy the tennis. The Big Screen was up everyday during the two weeks as well as a tennis simulator, where fans competed to hit the fastest serve.

Wimbledon Town Centre really got into the swing of tennis this year with shops going tennis ball mad with themed window decorations, Morrisons re-branding themselves as Murrisons, All Bar One becoming All Bar Wimble-One and artist Henry Day’s ‘Rebound Symmetry’ flying over The Piazza. Live music, street food and alfresco seating were enjoyed at Love Wimbledon’s pop-up in St Mark’s Place and vibrant hanging baskets and lamppost banners welcomed tennis goers to Wimbledon Town.

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Crossrail 2 releases response to issues raised during consultation

Crossrail 2 has released its response to the issues raised during the Autumn 2015 Crossrail 2 consultation. The response can be read and downloaded here.

The response covers a wide range of issues raised and Section 12.2 (p 56-61) addresses issues specific to Wimbledon town centre and surrounding areas.

Love Wimbledon would like to thank all businesses that participated in the consultation. We will continue to keep you abreast of any updates.

We want to ensure Wimbledon stays great for businesses before, during and after any potential development.


Icon Solutions cycling from Paris to Wimbledon

Icon to cycle from Paris to Wimbledon on July 10th

Over 40 cyclists will be racing back from Paris to be the first across the line at Southpark Gardens, Wimbledon on Sunday July 10th and Icon Solutions, an International IT consultancy firm have a team participating this year.

Guts in Motion (GIM) is a cycling event between Paris and London over three days between Friday 8 July to Sunday 10 July 2016 in aid of the charity supporting Crohns & Colitis in Childhood.  In its 5th year, the organisers -Guts In Motion raise on average of £100,000pa. The ride covers approximately 180 miles through French and English countryside, starting at ParcMonceau in central Paris and ending in Southpark Gardens, Wimbledon. The riders are expected to be arriving at Southpark Gardens around 4pm on the Sunday.

Guts in Motion organiser, Andrew Goodman, said: ” We have a great race on a fantastic route. I am confident this year’s event will be even bigger and better, raising thousands for a good cause. Our riders come from all over the South East, Southpark Gardens is a great place for the race to end and for the riders to relax with their friends and families and celebrate their achievement.

Guts in Motion was formed to raise funds for research into and to drive awareness around Crohn’s Disease and Colitis in Childhood. Since starting the GIM cycling event in 2010, our riders have raised over £425,000 for research into Crohn’s and Colitis disease. Due to the generous support of our sponsoring companies, we have to date been able to pass on the full amount of any monies raised as they have covered

Prudential RideLondon Business Directory opens

The Prudential RideLondon Business Directory is now open for registration, offering local businesses a FREE opportunity to advertise. The directory is a great way to advise customers when and where to shop with you during the festival of cycling which takes place at the end of this month, coming through Wimbledon town centre on Sunday 31 July.

More than 300 businesses featured in the directory in 2015. Now live for 2016, it will run through until 9 September. Register your business in the directory now.

Please also be advised that there will be road closures in and around Wimbledon during this event. The closures will affect public transport and businesses whose staff will be travelling in to work in Wimbledon town centre on Sunday 31 July. Commuters are advised to check whether their bus routes are affected. Trains, trams and tubes will operate as normal.

For more details about this event, including road closures please visit Prudential RideLondon.