NEWS ASSOCIATES, 247 THE BROADWAY, LONDON, SW19 1SD
Home to Great Uncle Bulgaria and his clan of litter-collecting Wombles, the world’s most famous and exclusive tennis tournament and the late actor and hellraiser Oliver Reed, Wimbledon is regularly voted one of London’s best places to live.
SW19 is one of the capital’s most exclusive postcodes - and Wimbledon has all the advantages of being out of town but is still just 20 minutes from central London.
News Associates is based in the heart of the town, just a couple of minutes walk from the station - which is served by National Rail services, the London Underground’s District line and regular trams from Croydon.
Trains run to Waterloo station every three minutes, while Wimbledon is within easy reach of major destinations on the outskirts of the capital.
THE LEGENDARY ALEX
WHAT OUR TRAINEES SAID:
“Wimbledon is a great place to work, study and socialise - you’ve got everything you could need on your doorstep and you can be in central London in just 20 minutes.”
- Matt Davis, reporter, Guardian Media Group
PLACES WE LIKE…
The Alexandra, Wimbledon Hill Road
‘The Alex’ is our reporters’ favourite apres-deadline hang-out and the traditional venue for trainees to celebrate their first scoops, first jobs and the end of their exams. You’ll probably find our editors in the adjacent Smart Alex wine bar but the more traditional pub with its heated outdoor terrace has much more character.
Ten minutes walk - albeit up the hill - ‘the village’ has plenty of trendy bars, places to eat and great shopping. Karaoke night in The Common Room is loved and loathed here in equal measure. It’s also the place to doorstep the stars - and even Sir Cliff Richard - during the Wimbledon Championships.
Butcher and Grill, Wimbledon Village
Success at the NCTJ Excellence in Journalism Awards will land you dinner and champagne here - provided you aren’t a veggie! A butcher’s shop-cum-restaurant, you choose the cut of meat and they’ll cook it for you.
Wimbledon Greyhound Track, Plough Lane
It’s hardly Royal Ascot but you can’t go too far wrong with a night at the dogs.
DID YOU KNOW?
Wimbledon is the site where the sixth Martian invasion cylinder landed in HG Wells’ book The War of the Worlds.
“When I look back on my life, it seems all my great memories have come from Wimbledon.”
- Martina Navratilova