A day in the life in Wimbledon

A Day in the Life at The Switch

The Switch is perfectly positioned in South West London to enjoy the best of all that Wimbledon, Earlsfield and Tooting have to offer. This picturesque area of London is home to parks, cafés and restaurants set in a peaceful area of London, yet only a 17-minute train away from London Waterloo.

If you’re wondering why Wimbledon is the perfect place to call home, here are just a few of the reasons you’d want to buy your first home at The Switch…

The Food and Drink Scene

There is no shortage of restaurants near The Switch; Wimbledon is known for its diverse dining scene filled with fantastic food spots. A short walk away is Casa Argentina, an Argentinian restaurant serving authentic, high-quality food. On Tooting High Street is local favourite restaurant Smoke and Salt, perfect if you’re after delicious sharing plates in a casual setting. For a more formal dining experience, the development is only a ten-minute bus journey from the renowned Ivy Café, a charming restaurant offering decadence and charm. 

The neighbourhood is also home to an abundance of artisan cafes and quaint neighbourhood coffee shops. Ideal for coffee lovers, Press Café is only a five-minute cycle from The Switch while Corner Café is a great spot for your morning coffee fix, or if you have the time, sit in, and enjoy a delicious breakfast!

Residents at The Switch have an array of pubs and bars on the doorstep, perfect for evenings out with family and friends. The infamous Dog & Fox pub is rumoured to see countless Wimbledon champions visiting, even Boris Becker has been seen “dancing on the tables”. Meanwhile, just a 10-minute walk from the Switch is the Leather Bottle, a 300-year-old pub with traditional decor and a large beer garden. 

Green Space Galore

Surrounded by green parkland, there are plenty of parks to wonder around when you want a breather from the city bustle. Wimbledon Park, the closest, is a well-known lakefront park offering grassy fields, tennis, mini golf, a play area, and a charming cafe. What better way to spend your afternoon than relaxing and taking in the picturesque landscape with its charming lake?

What else to see near The Switch?

Alongside restaurants, parks and bars, a weekend activity rarely seen in London, is the horse riding at Wimbledon Village Stables, offering lessons on the common and nearby Richmond Park.

Spend an evening out at the Edwardian New Wimbledon Theatre, which is under half an hour’s walk from the Switch, showcasing regular plays, musicals and shows for all to enjoy. Or if you are more of a cinema fan, the trendy Curzon Cinema is just a 5-minute drive from The Switch.

Saving the best for last, Wimbledon is home to The Wimbledon Championships, the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. Hosted annually for two weeks in July, the Championships are an exciting summertime activity attracting famous audiences and even more famous players, from Andy Murray to Venus Williams.

A quick commute

Reach London hotspots in no time from the Switch, where journeys to London Waterloo from Earlsfield take only 15 minutes. Meanwhile, a journey into King’s Cross from Tooting Broadway on the Northern Line is just 30 minutes. 

The Switch offers a stylish selection of 2-bedroom apartments in the most sought location in South West London, Wimbledon. All the homes are available through Shared Ownership, making them ideal for first-time buyers. 

Find out more about our homes at The Switch