Wimbledon Shopping Tips by Jenniflower
Wimbledon Shopping: 10 reviews and 16 photos
I am not too sure why, but Wimbledon acts as a magnet for South Africans, Australians and Kiwis. I guess it comes down to knowing people here upon arriving in London, and then settling with what and who you know.
Our first 2 years were spent elsewhere in London, and we moved here due to the church we became involved in www.dundonald.org
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 to 20:00
Sunday: 10:00 to 16:00
There are 3 South African Shops in Wimbledon and even our local bakery across the road makes Koeksusters, Melk Tert and Boerewors Rolls too... catering for the demand! :)
What to buy: Oooooh there is so much to buy!
Milk Tert, biltong, boerewors, Ghost Pops, Oumas Rusks, Zoo Biscuits, Amarula Cream, Rooibos Tea, Guava and Apricot rolls, Smarties, Peppermint Crisps, Super C's, YOU magazine, Huisgenoot Magazine etc.
Most South African brands can be found here.
Update March 2006:
This used to be called Krugers Deli, it has since changed hands and names
What to pay: More expensive than average.. but I guess they know that SAFFAS really miss home brands and will pay higher prices for them anyway :)
Address: 20-22 Worple Road, Wimbledon SW19 4DH
Directions: It's a 5 minute walk from Wimbledon train station, next door to Sainsbury's car park on Worple Road.
Other Contact: email@example.com
Phone: 020 8971 9177
Theme: Food and Drink
I have been to Merton Abbey Market a few times.
They hold Abbeyfest Events where they have live music, lots of food on offer, comedy and theatre.
They have various little restaurants where one can have a meal or have a coffee.
There is a super pub there too, right on the banks of the river! (check out my tip for The William Morris public house under London restaurants).
What to buy: You can buy all kinds of things here, from childrens books and toys, to art and crafts, to fishing items, artworks and paintings, gem stones and rocks and fossils, to clothing and hats.
I have bought a lovely handcrafted frame here before and I had my eye on their stain glass mirror too... but dont really have room for it at home, so didnt get it.
Prices are not at all bad, considering they are handcrafted too.
What to pay: Items are not that expensive, considering they are hand crafted. I have a good look though when I come here, to find bargains! :)
Address: Merantum Way, Colliers Wood
Directions: It's on the A24 Merantun Way near Colliers Wood Tube station. If the parking is full then park at the Sainsbury's super store across the road, where there is always space, and walk under the road (you'll see the path) to Merton Abbey Mills.
Other Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 0207 287 1766
Theme: Local Craft
Aubergine Art Gallery
I go past this art gallery twice a day, every day, on the bus, to and fro work. I love looking at their window display... thankfully they change it quite often. I am always keen and eager to see what new and exciting piece is in the window! On a Saturday morning I will venture inside to have a good look around.
What to buy: Aubergine offer a picture and photo framing service, but specialises in selling lovely pieces of Art. It's a small gallery, but has a good selection of frames and paintings.
My hubby and I always buy an original work of art whenever we visit a new country. And we always get them framed here. Service is efficient, she knows what she's talking about... it IS dear, but then you pay for the quality. I will have these paintings for a lifetime so dont mind paying a bit more to ensure they are cared for properly.
What to pay: More expensive than average....
Address: 1 Queens Road, Wimbledon SW19 8YE
Directions: Just outside of the main train station to your left
Phone: 020 8947 7838
JO and Jen
Jo104 (Jo) and I had a lovely English breakfast and a natter and a stroll through the French Market in Wimbledon. What a hustle and a bustle on a Saturday morning! But is was good ~ I got some birthday pressies for family, some lovely SA goodies to munch on, and some great company too :)
What to buy: All kinds of things can be bought here! From pancakes to flowers, to olives and lavender, to basket bags and cheese. It's a real delight!
What to pay: It's not that expensive at all... some good deals!
Address: The Broadway, Wimbledon
Directions: Drive down the Mian road 'The Broadway', the market is situated on the right hand side of the road next to the Odeon movies, Cannons gym and Safeway.
Theme: Food and Drink
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