About this office
In 1900, Hampton & Sons was established in a tin hut on land acquired from the owner of Eagle House. It was decided that due to the success of the business a new office was to be built on the site. This was completed in 1920 and still houses the office; a mahogany panelled, two-storey Portland stone building designed and built by Hamptons Building department on the corner of High Street and Marryat Road. The office houses both our sales and lettings teams, with the four-person sales team having a combined experience of 65 years (37 in Wimbledon). Our lettings team comprises five members of staff with over 30 years’ experience in lettings.
Why move to Wimbledon?
Nestled in a leafy corner of south-west London, Wimbledon Village boasts a lifestyle that combines country living with urban style. Home to the All England Lawn Tennis Club, host of the annual Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Wimbledon provides a wealth of chic shops, bars and restaurants. Wimbledon Common provides over 1,140 acres of open space and woodland perfect for country walks, pub lunches or horse riding available from local stables. A range of golf clubs and fitness centres cater for the sporting enthusiast. A particular advantage of living in Wimbledon is the excellent transport links that swiftly connect to the City and West End via the mainline station and London Underground. London's principal airports and the Home Counties are easily accessible with nearby road links to the motorway network.
A little bit of history
The earliest settlement in Wimbledon is an Iron Age hill fort, which can be seen at Wimbledon Common. The area grew popular in the 17th century when it was little more than a manor house surrounded by land. With the arrival of the railway in 1838, development began for housing and took the focus away from the village centre. The All England Club has been at its location in Church Road since 1922.
Architecture and property
Wimbledon is split between two areas: Wimbledon Village, which grew from the original medieval village to the High Street today, and the newer town which was borne from the arrival of the railway. The Village has the most attractive Victorian homes on the roads between Ridgway and Southside Common, while there are many 1920s and 1930s properties leading to Wimbledon Park. The Grange is also popular. The Village has the most attractive and diverse number of substantial period homes. There are some truly grand detached estates, in and around Wimbledon Common, whilst there are a number of beautifully tree-lined streets extending to every corner of the Wimbledon area. The Hamptons Wimbledon branch covers a diverse area, including Wimbledon Village, Wimbledon Town, West Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Merton Park, Wimbledon Chase, New Malden and Coombe. The types of accommodation on offer range from period family homes – either detached, semi-detached or in terraces, contemporary new-builds, charming cottages and a choice of both purpose-built and converted apartments.
Shopping and amenities
The heart of Wimbledon town bustles with High Street shops and family restaurants. The Centre Court shopping complex has shops like M&S, H&M and Paperchase. There are also multi-screen and art house cinemas and theatres.
Wimbledon Village has an Ivy Brasserie and upscale bakeries like Gail’s and PAUL; there are also a handful of excellent pubs. There is a wider choice of eating establishments in Wimbledon Town, like Wagamama and Sticks n’ Sushi.
As the home of tennis, racquet sports are understandably popular, but the area is also a sporty place to live outside of the July tournament. Road cycling is popular here and joggers and walkers take great advantage of having Wimbledon Common on the doorstep – it’s a vast expanse of green totalling about 460 acres in conjunction with neighbouring Putney Common and Putney Heath. And of course, Richmond Park is close by and the Thames is readily accessible for walks along the river.
Wimbledon is a popular address for families with an excellent choice of quality international schools, state-run schools and private schools. The two key schools are King’s College School, an independent day school for boys aged 7-18 and girls for sixth form, and Wimbledon High School, an independent girls’ day school.
Wimbledon Station provides a mainline and District Line link. The 93 bus route passes through Wimbledon Village, connecting Putney Bridge Station with Cheam. The A3 trunk road is close by which connects to Central London and the Home Counties plus Heathrow and Gatwick airports.