Situated in the Borough of Merton, in the southern part of the great city of London, is the magnificent suburb of Wimbledon. Most famous as being home to the annual tennis championships, a Wimbledon holiday actually has much more to offer for travellers of all types apart from this fascinating competition. A Wimbledon holiday rental house not only offers spectacular views of the city of London by day or night, it will come equipped with all of the facilities you could possibly need to make your trip perfect.
As you may expect from a large city like London, the suburb of Wimbledon is more suited to those travellers who are looking for an activity holiday where many sights and attractions can be visited. In the suburb of Wimbledon itself there is a fair collection of great London attractions including The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, the beautiful Wimbledon Common, the unique Wimbledon Windmill Museum and wonderful Deen City Farm. Visitors will find a small variety of physical activities available in this part of London such as swimming, cycling, walking, tennis and golf.
If you fancy escaping the buzz of London for the day then it is recommended that you head to the equally impressive city of Oxford, approximately 60 miles away from the suburb of Wimbledon. Oxford is renowned as one of the best places in the world to attend university, but it does have some great attractions worth seeing whilst you are visiting. Probably the most intriguing is the Ashmolean Museum, the oldest known museum in the whole of the United Kingdom. It was opened back in the 17th century and is owned by the University of Oxford. The museum is now considered to be one of the best museums in the world with a variety of permanent exhibitions and a fantastic art gallery.
Should you now be considering reserving a fabulous Wimbledon holiday rental house then you will be able to experience a typical temperate climate, which means that there are fairly warm summers and mild winters. The warmest months to have a Wimbledon holiday tend to be July and August when the daytime temperature soars to around 23 degrees Celsius. The cooler winter months of January and February see the daytime temperature fall to between 5 and 9 degrees Celsius. The annual rainfall amount for the suburb is 22 inches with October tending to be the wettest month of the year.
Starting out on a great Wimbledon holiday is relatively easy as travellers can fly into Heathrow Airport (LHR) which is just over 30 minutes away from the suburb. There are several large airlines that offer cheap, frequent flights to Heathrow including British Airways, easyJet, BMI, Aer Lingus and Flybe. Passengers can leave the UK from several major airports including Aberdeen (ABZ), Glasgow (GLA), Manchester (MAN), Newcastle (NCL) and Belfast (BFS).
London will be hosting events during the London Olympics, and with accommodation in Merton & Wimbledon for the Olympic Games, you're right next to the sporting action.