This time of year Wimbledon is a buzzing area to be in, the tennis is on point (weather permitting!) and the strawberries and cream are in abundance! So, whether your lucky enough to have tickets or you just want to have a walk around wimbledon and soak up all the village vibes, we have compiled our favourite Hip & Healthy places to stop off at – all of which will add a spring in your step, a smile on your face and the immediate desire to move there!
WHERE TO EAT
Lu-Ma, in the heart of Wimbledon, is the perfect spot for a girls brunch, lunch or afternoon tea. Lu-Ma only use organic, locally sourced and seasonal produce wherever possible, and only work with suppliers who share a vision of ethical, fair trade and eco-friendly business. Their nourishing food (featuring vegetarian and vegan dishes) will kick start your day, fuelling you up for a busy day in Wimbledon. A particular favourite of ours is their Cleansing Bowl, with short grain brown rice, ginger, chickpea salad, pan fried curried cauliflower, rocket salad, marinated red cabbage with a pea and cashew dip, closely followed by their Super Summer Bowl which is a mix of quinoa, raw grated carrots, cucumber, lettuce, pickle radish, avocado, steamed Greens with sundered pesto. Dreamy!
The Ivy Cafe
New to the picture-perfect Wimbledon Village is a new venture from the Ivy Group. The Ivy Cafe is now open serving all types of food, from healthy salads to indulgent puds! The chic atmosphere will give your day a touch of glamour, as you head to watch the next tennis match. Their beautiful garden is also the perfect place to soak up the sun this summer whilst munching your way to health and happiness.
Le Pain Quotidien
Le Pain Quotidien, is definitely one of our favourites. Their fresh and organic produce make the most delicious and nourishing plates of food, perfect for keeping you feeling your best for a busy day wandering around the village. Their new crispy quinoa cake, with roasted carrot hummus, beetroot caviar, avocado, rocket, lemon and olive oil is definitely one of top picks. From breakfast to lunch or an early supper, Le Pain, is ideal for any occasion. Their nutritious menu, alongside their cosy yet chic ambiance will restore and re-energise you.
WHERE TO WORKOUT
Barrecore is a fun, upbeat way of whipping your bodies into shape and whittling down your waist! Integrating the fat-burning, low-impact format of interval training with static stretches after each major muscle is worked, you will be challenging and sculpting your body to the max. Each class will give your body a complete workout, challenging both your endurance and your cardio levels, whilst taking you a step further to achieving a strong and lean figure.
Wimbledon Village Pilates
Founder, Marie Kidwell, offers innovative classes, engaging you with constantly varied and challenging exercises specific to your needs. With her excellent knowledge of anatomy and the connection between the types of exercises and their effects on injury correction & prevention, weight loss and muscle development, Marie will get you one step closer to achieving your dream physique!
Pedal Studio, a stylish spinning studio focuses on delivering a variety of group classes that’ll shake up your energy levels! Each class will take you on a personal journey towards reaching your health and fitness goals. Their classes are set to unique music soundtracks designed to energize, galvanize and inspire! There is nothing routine about these workouts so you don’t have to worry about falling into a rut. Their studio is geared up to accommodate everyone’s needs at every level, so whether you’re a pro or barely know how to clip in your cleats, you’ll be well taken care of!
WHERE TO SHOP
Bayley & Sage
Bayley & Sage welcomed its first customers to their Wimbledon Village store in 1997, with years of experience in sourcing fresh and organic produce; their Deli is the perfect place to stock up on lots of healthy goodies. Their store is packed with organic vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, cheeses and so much more! You’ll also definitely be wanting to pick up a punet of strawberries for picnics in the common!
A trip to Wimbledon Village isn’t complete without stopping off at Neom Organics Wimbledon store. If you haven’t heard of them before (where have you been hiding?) they are a sumptuous aromatherapy, lifestyle brand famous for producing the most beautiful candles that are 100% natural using vegetable wax and natural fragrances. Not only can you indulge in scents for your home and oils for your bath, you can also book one of four unique wellbeing treatments for a truly pampering trip, catering to four different elements of your life; sleep, mood, energy and stress. Expect body scrubs, thai massages, body wraps and trigger-point reflexology. Need we say more?
Wimbledon Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday, in the heart of Wimbledon, the Wimbledon Farmer’s Market pops up. Featuring around 20 stalls , you’ll find a great range of produce as well as very knowledgeable farmers and producers to help you decide what to buy. The Farmer’s Market is the perfect place to stock up on all your organic fruit and veggies for the week ahead!
We hope this guide to Wimbledon will help inspire you to have a fun-filled day in the village. You’ll no doubt leave with armfuls of delicious groceries and maybe even a little tan from sunbathing on the common!
words by Olivia Fantoni