Raynes Park SW20, is one of the last ‘villages’ in London – with a high street full of character, it’s a popular place to live. It has a number of independent family owned businesses, from coffee shops to gift boutiques, as well as recognised high street names like Waitrose and Costa Coffee.
Raynes Park is within easy access of the A3 into London or out towards the M25. It is less than 8 miles from central London, yet has numerous open spaces full of parkland and trees for walks and sporting activities. Talking of sport – Wimbledon Lawn Tennis, home of the championships is around the corner. If you’re in the area during the build up to Wimbledon, see how many stars you can spot in the local area as they prepare for the tournament.
In terms of transport, there’s a wide choice. Direct rail links to London Waterloo via Clapham Junction and Vauxhall offer a variety of routes into London in less than 30 minutes. Change at Clapham Junction for routes into and out of London, and Vauxhall for other rail connections or buses, and for the Victoria Line on the Underground. Raynes Park railway station is only a few minutes from Wimbledon station which also has a tube station on the District Line on the Underground.
If you have children and are looking for schools, the area has a wide choice of state and independent schools, for everyone. Some of the more notable are West Wimbledon, Hollymount, Wimbledon Chase, St Matthews Church of England and St John Fisher Primary schools. The High schools include Rutlish, Coombe Girls, the well-known Ursuline Convent and Kings College. To find out more about an individual school’s Ofsted rating or more details about their catchment area, visit their website and contact them directly.
There is an annual “My Raynes Park Festival” which is a two week long event organised by the local church communities, celebrating arts, sports, theatre, comedy and film.
Raynes Park is an exciting place to live and has everything you need within easy reach. Come in and have a chat to find out more.
Wimbledon Common and quaint Wimbledon Village are within walking distance of Raynes Park; and within the Village there are many boutique shops and galleries to browse, as well as restaurants and bars to enjoy time out with friends and family. If you’re looking for more shops or department stores, Wimbledon and Kingston are close by.