The Library and Merton Arts Space
An architecturally significant building (with carved Shakespeare and Milton heads) offering workshops, activities, wifi and of course books – making it the most popular in the region. The new arts area at the back holds talks, theatre and music events throughout the year. There is also a newly opened café inside the Library, Gosto Fino, offering a selection of freshly made food and drinks (they also offer events catering).
The Championships, Wimbledon
Commonly knows as Wimbledon, it is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and the largest event in the Wimbledon annual calendar. The Championships, hosted in the first two weeks of July, bring half a million visitors and sporting fans to SW19 with many using our Town Centre transport links to get to the front gates. This famous and internationally loved tournament has been running since 1877 at the All England Club.
Merton Arts Festival
Held over two weekends in September, the heart of the festival is the Artists’ Open Houses and Studios tours along with exhibitions of local artists’ work in and around Wimbledon. There are also joint artist and creative activities in the Town Centre.
A 10 day event based on Wimbledon Common and celebrates all things literary, bringing literature to the heart of the community and the community to the heart of literature. During the festival there is an array of literary figures and personalities, activities as well as author and poetry readings.
Wimbledon International Music Festival
Founded in 2009, WIMF inspires audiences young and old by bringing the finest musicians in the world to perform live in venues close to their doorsteps. The two week event is held in November.