Wimbledon, London has traditionally been an area that was specific to residential properties and homes. Some of the most affluent and wealthy citizens in the United Kingdom and London were living in the area for the majority of it’s creation. In fact, Wimbledon has historically been such an affluent area that the 0.05% richest people in the entirety of England has a large proportion living within the Wimbledon area. Wimbledon became known for its large homes and mansions that were almost secluded within the area. This made Wimbledon popular for many affluent people within the city of London, and a place of almost envy for the rest of the citizens in the city. Some believe that the reason the Wimbledon Open began in the area is because of how safe it was when the ideas was first concepted, and they knew that there would be little to no trouble if they hosted part of the tennis even in the Wimbledon area. This is also just a rumour, as Wimbledon itself is one of the most “green” parts of London itself.
In the last 30 years, Wimbledon has changed their outlook and their area recently. Rather than being exclusively residential properties, it has recently seen a surge in the commercial properties within the area. There is everything from gyms and shopping centres to Sunday markets for those to sell their wares and even food. There are multiple bars surrounding Wimbledon theatre now, and the whole area is starting to become a hotbed for social activity with the building and creation of a few clubs around the area. The area is beginning to become a hotbed for social interactions and businesses, even having a few virtual desk offices for rent around the Broadway too.
Wimbledon Broadway may be one of the reasons why financial and commercial businesses are succeeding and thriving within the Wimbledon area. With the Broadway, a huge shopping centre had been created that was popular with so many of the kids at the time. The kids used to hang around the area and visit the shops which were considered lower end at the time, and over the space of 10-15 years when the kids had grown up and started to create an income, they were able to purchase more and more at the shopping centre. Then, the shops themselves had become higher end stores such as furniture stores or other stores designed for dispensable income such as Lush, and eventually the stores began to generate a large profit monthly. This has made the area dependent on the commercial properties success, and in turn allowed many other businesses to succeed at the same time.
This blog is mainly going to be about the various businesses and commercial properties in the Wimbledon area to raise awareness for the companies that are currently operating. The businesses within the area have really begun to improve, and I want to raise awareness of the businesses that are currently in operation. There are a few good independent and family run stores, and there are some decent bars around the area that are practically unheard of by many within the area and especially outside of the area. I hope you stay tuned for some of the posts that I will be making in the future, and if you ever get the chance, check out some of these businesses too!