Wimbledon Park

Category: Parks and Open spaces

Wimbledon Park is both a park in Wimbledon and the suburb around it to which it lends its name. It is the second largest park in the London Borough of Merton and also gives its name to Wimbledon Park tube station. To the immediate west of the park resides the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Wimbledon Park should not be confused with the much larger and more well known Wimbledon Common, also to the west.

Until the mid 19th century the whole of the Wimbledon Park area formed the large landscaped grounds of Wimbledon Park House, part of the manor of Wimbledon and one of the homes of the Earls Spencer, lords of the manor. The park had been landscaped in the 18th century by Capability Brown when the lake was formed as a focal point for the house located to the south of the present park.


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