Of Interest in South West London
|| Those looking for something
different to do in South West London will be spoilt
for choice with the large range of unusual places to
On a sunny day there’s nothing better than splashing
about on the river and South West London just happens
to have two scenic and picturesque water ways. Stay
on familiar ground beside the River Thames or head to the River Wandle and enjoy
a ride on one of the hire boats available or sit back
and relax with a picnic.
If you’re keen to discover the history of this
interesting area pay a visit to the close-by Wandle
Industrial Museum [map] in Merton and see how the
river has helped the village to prosper through the
History buffs will find a range of interesting
trails to follow in Wandsworth, Sutton and
Wimbledon Common. There’s also some excellent,
vibrant and interesting museums, choose from the Wimbledon
Museum of Local History [map], Kingston Museum [map],
and Wandsworth Museum [map].
South West London is rich in former palaces and historic houses, ranging from little
hidden away gems such as Whitehall and Little Holland House [map] to grand and
lavish buildings like Hampton Court Palace [map] and Ham House [map].
The National Trust owns a number of impressive properties
such as Claremont Gardens [map] in Surbiton
and Morden Hall Park [map] in Merton.
Churches also offer an unusual and important insight
into a rich past. There’s plenty to see and all
offer glimpses into particular architectural eras. Choose
from St Michael and All Angels [map] in Croydon or St Marys Church [map] in Wandsworth
for stunning buildings.
Long before the tube existed in London, travellers still
headed underground with the assistance of the Chislehurst
Caves [map] in Bromley. During World War II these enormous caves protected
more than 15,000 people against overhead bombings and
is a fascinating glimpse into the past. Enjoy an organised
tour of this ecological wonder.
Those feeling weary from too much underground interaction
should try to enjoy transport of a different variety.
Head to Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park where you
can hire a horse from nearby stables.
For a small price you can also enjoy riding lessons
from professional teachers who will ensure that you
are in control.
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