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When you book car hire, life can be taken at your leisure in this leafy part of south-west London. It's less than 10 miles to the very heart of the capital, but you can feel like you're a world away from the fast-paced frenzy of the big city when you're in Wimbledon. There are wonderful bistros, welcoming cafés and plenty of independent boutiques, all housed among a beguiling mix of architectural styles. Traditional English pubs line the high street and horses often clip-clop along the roads to stretch their long legs on one of the many green spaces that make life lovely here - including the gorgeous Wimbledon Common.
Of course, this almost sleepy village in the city, which has a pleasant countryside character, is transformed every summer when the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club hosts the Wimbledon Championships - the only event of the famed Grand Slam of tennis that is still played on grass. Then the hotels and restaurants are brimming with customers and the action - both on and off the 41 courts - is non-stop. If you want to be a part of it, be certain to book car hire and hotels well in advance as providers are likely to be booked up in late June and early July.
If you are visiting at any other time, you can still take a look around this historic sporting site thanks to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, which fascinates guests with interactive displays and tours of the hallowed ground.
You'll save money if you book your rental car in advance. You can collect your vehicle from a convenient location in and around the downtown Wimbledon area. To find a great deal, use TravelSupermarket's search tool.
It's worth considering car rental; Wimbledon is a fantastic starting point for travels in and around England's diverse south east...
London is easy to reach from Wimbledon. Driving into the city can be faster than using public transport, though parking is limited and costly. It's a must-visit destination however. From the world-class museums and art galleries, to iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, this sprawling metropolis is a magnet for lovers of history, art, theatre, shopping, food and nightlife. Whether you are travelling on your own, as a couple, or with a young family, there's a London for every manner of traveller.
You don't have to journey into the heart of the capital though to enjoy everything that Greater London has to offer. Within minutes of Wimbledon are many attractions that showcase the English capital.
The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew can be accessed from Wimbledon following a 20-minute drive. Patrolling peacocks call out among the dazzling attractions, such as the famed pagoda and the verdant woodland. Whatever the season, the gardens are a sight to behold.
A little closer to Wimbledon is Richmond Park, the largest of London's royal parks. Deer roam freely in this vast open space, where cyclists, walkers and families on picnics enjoy the fresh air courtesy of the green lungs of the city. The park also features two 18-hole golf courses and a driving range, perfect for avid golfers and those who want to brush up on their skills.
Sports fans are well catered for in this part of London. As if Wimbledon - the home of the world's oldest tennis tournament - wasn't enough, you can also see cricket fixtures at the famed Oval in nearby Lambeth (a 25-minute drive towards central London) and rugby matches at Twickenham Stadium, which is a 25-minute journey by road to the north-west of Wimbledon.